January 3 - The government of Mexico imprisons Stephen F. Austin in Mexico City.
March 6 - York, Upper Canada is incorporated as Toronto.
March 28 - The United States Senate censures President Andrew Jackson for his actions
in defunding the Second Bank of the United States.
June 14 - Isaac Fischer
, Jr. patents sandpaper.
July 16 - William Lamb
, 2nd Viscount Melbourne succeeds Earl Grey as Prime Minister
of the United Kingdom.
August 1 - Slavery abolished in the British Empire.
August 14 - Poor Law Amendment Act states that no able-bodied British man can receive
assistance unless he enters a workhouse.
August 15 - South Australia Act allows for the creation of an colony there.
October 16 - Much of the Palace of Westminster is destroyed by fire.
December 10 - Sir Robert Peel
succeeds Lord Melbourne as Prime Minister of the U.K.
Spanish Inquisition, which began in the 13th century, was suppressed..
British East India Company monopoly on China trade ended.
Sixth Kaffir War; severe clashes between white settlers and Bantu peoples in Cape Colony.
Dutch speaking settlers colonize area north of Orange River.
Tolpuddle Martyrs transported to Australia.
The Hansom cab is patented.
Louis Braille perfects his Braille system.Births
January 4 - Christiaan Kamermans
January 24 - Teunis Johannes van den Houten
January 7 - Johann Philipp Reis
, physicist, inventor (+ 1874).
January 27 - Herdrica van den Houten
January 28 - Jacobus Segers
February 7 - Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev
, chemist and inventor of the Periodic table
of the chemical elements ( 1907).
February 9 - Felix Dahn
, author (+ 1912).
February 16 - Maria Berman
February 16 - Ernst Haeckel
, German zoologist and philosopher (+ 1919).
March 16 - James Hector
, Scottish geologist ( 1907).
March 17 - Gottlieb Daimler
, engineer and inventor (+ 1900).
March 23 - Julius Reubke
, composer (+ 1858).
March 24 - William Morris
, English poet and artist ( 1896).
March 24 - John Wesley Powell
, explorer, environmentalist (+ 1902).
April 1 - James Fisk
, entrepreneur (+ 1872).
April 2 - Frédéric Bartholdi
, sculptor ( 1904).
April 3 - Leendert Quant
April 12 - Johanna Rommelse
May 30 - Anna van den Houten
June 19 - Charles Spurgeon
, English Baptist preacher ( 1892).
July 10 - James McNeill Whistler
, painter and etcher ( 1903).
July 11 - Janna van den Houten
July 19 - Edgar Degas
, painter ( 1917).
July 22 - Elisabeth van der Werf
August 22 - Samuel Pierpont Langley
, American astronomer, physicist and aeronautics
pioneer ( 1906).
August 31 - Amilcare Ponchielli
, Italian composer ( 1886).
October 2 - Willemtje (Willempje) van Splunder
December - Frans van der Vlugt
January 17 - Giovanni Aldini
, physicist (* 1762).
January 23 - Cornelia Berman
February 2 - Lorenzo Dow
, US minister (* 1777).
February 12 - Friedrich Schleiermacher
, German theologian (* 1768).
March 2 - José Cecilo del Valle
, 1st President of Central America (* 1780).
April 10 - John 'Merino' MacArthur
, Australian farmer (* 1767).
April 11 - John 'Mad Jack' Fuller
, philanthropist and patron of the arts and sciences (* 1757).
May 8 - Aren Reedijk
May 20 - Marquis de la Fayette
, nobleman and soldier (* 1757).
July 11 - Janna van den Houten
July 12 - David Douglas
, botanist (* 1799).
July 25 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
, English Romantic poet, literary critic, philosopher,
newspaper writer, teacher (* 1772).
August 7 - Joseph Marie Jacquard
, inventor (* 1752).
August 19 - Maria Berman
September 2 - Thomas Telford
, Scottish engineer (* 1757).
September 9 - James Weddell
, Antarctic explorer (* 1787).
September 16 - William Blackwood
, English writer (* 1776).
September 24 - Pedro I
of Brazil (* 1798).
October 11 - William John Napier
, British Navy officer, politician and diplomat (* 1786).
October 23 - Johannis van den Houten
November 16 - Josina van den Houten
December 23 - Thomas Malthus
, economist and political philosopher (* 1766).
December 27 - Charles Lamb
, English essayist (* 1775).To my Homepage