THE GEORGE PEABODY CALENDAR

June 2020

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  • President Madison proposes war with England to Congress - 1812
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  • Founded the Baltimore Athenaeum and Library - 1845
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  • Awarded London's Freedom of the City - 1862
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  • First donation to establish the Peabody Institute, Peabody, MA - 1852
  • Peabody Historical Society places a tablet in front of the George Peabody House, Peabody, MA- 1902
  • Old town of Danvers, MA celebrates the 100th Anniversary of its separation in 1752 from Salem, MA- 1852
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  • Hosts a Battle of Bunker Hill anniversary dinner in London- 1852
  • House of Representatives passes war resolution with England and George Peabody enlists- 1812
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  • Death of Judith Peabody (Peabody's mother) - 1830
  • William Brown firm is financially secured after Peabody's savvy negotiations with the Bank of England- 1837
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  • Received honorary degree of Civil Law from Oxford - 1867
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  • George sends letter about the struggles of war to sister, Judith which is the earliest letter preserved from George to a family member- 1813
  • Town of Danvers, MA accepts $20,000 from George Peabody for the establishment of the Peabody Institute- 1852
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