January 3 - One of the Herald Sun of Melbourne, Australia's predecessor papers The PortPhillip Herald
is founded by George Cavanaugh
January 10 - Uniform penny postage introduced in the UK.
January 19 - Captain Charles Wilkes circumnavigates Antarctica, claiming what became
known as Wilkes Land for the United States.
January 20 - Dumont D'Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica.
January 22 - British colonists reach New Zealand. Official founding date of Wellington, New
February 6 - Treaty of Waitangi, document granting British sovereignty in New Zealand, is
February 10 - Queen Victoria
of the United Kingdom marries Prince Albert of Saxe
February 11 - Gaetano Donizetti's opera La Fille du Regiment premieres in Paris.
May 1 - Great Britain issues the Penny Black, world's first postage stamp.
May 6 - The Penny Black, world's first postage stamp becomes valid for the pre-payment
October 7 - Willem II
becomes King of the Netherlands.
November - William Henry Harrison
defeats Martin Van Buren
in the U.S. presidential
Mount Allison University is founded in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.Births
February 5 - John Boyd Dunlop
, inventor (+ 1921).
February 11 - Samuel Dana Greene
, Lieutenant Commander (Union Navy).
February 16 - Janna van de Velde
February 21 - Murat V
, future Ottoman sultan.
February 22 - August Bebel
, politician (+ 1913).
February 23 - Carl Menger
February 29 - John Philip Holland
, developer of the first submarine.
March 28 - Emin Pasha
, German doctor, naturalist to Africa (+ 1892).
April 2 - Emile Zola
, writer (+ 1902).
April 22 - Odilon Redon
April 24 - Bartel van de Panne
April 27 - Edward Whymper
, explorer - first ascent of the Matterhorn (1865).
May 7 - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
, composer (+ 1893).
June 2 - Thomas Hardy
, novelist (+ 1928).
June 3 - Aren van der Vlugt
August 4 - Richard von Krafft-Ebing
August 17 - Martijntje Keuse
September 22 - Pieter van Wezemaal
October 12 - Nicolaas Berman
November 5 - Adriana van Houten
November 12 - Elizabeth Blom
November 12 - Auguste Rodin
November 14 - Claude Monet
November 21 - Victoria
, Princess Royal, "Vicky," eldest daughter of Queen Victoria and
November 25 - Paulus van den Houten
November 29 - Rhoda Broughton
December 19 - Pieternella van den Houten
January 6 - Fanny Burney
January 10 - Princess Elizabeth
of the United Kingdom, Dowager Landgravine of
Hesse-Homburg, aunt of Queen Victoria.
January 11 - Aaltje van den Houten
January 22 - Johann Friedrich Blumenbach
, German anthropologist.
March 18 - Hendrik de Meris
May 27 - Niccolo Paganini
, violinist and composer.
June 7 - King Frederick William III
August 1 - Jan van den Houten
October 13 - Cornelia Steenbak
October 16 - Martijntje Keuse
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