January 5 - The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon
Territory with the United Kingdom.
February 5 - The Oregon Spectator becomes the first newspaper on the Pacific coast of
the United States.
February 10 - Many Mormons begin their migration west from Nauvoo, Illinois to Great
Salt Lake led by Brigham Young.
February 19 - In Austin, Texas the newly-formed Texas state government is officially
April 25 - Mexican-American War: Open conflict begins over border disputes of Texas'
April 27: The first arrival of a train to Celje.
May 8 - Mexican-American War: The Battle of Palo Alto - Zachary Taylor defeats a Mexican
force north of the Rio Grande at Palo Alto, Texas in the first major battle of the war.
May 13 - Mexican-American War: The United States declares war on Mexico.
May 17 - The Saxophone is patented by Adolphe Sax.
June 21 - Pope Pius IX
ascends to the Holy See.
July 7 - Acting on instructions from Washington, DC, Commodore John Drake Sloat orders
his troops to occupy Monterey and Yerba Buena thus beginning the United States
annexation of California.
December 28: Iowa is admitted as the 29th U.S. state.
Emperor Komei ascends to the throne of Japan.
Potato crop fails in Ireland.Births
February 9 - Wilhelm Maybach, designer of engines and cars, industrialist (+ 1929).
February 18 - Wilson Barrett, actor.
February 26 - Buffalo Bill, pioneer and officer, hunter and carny (+ 1917).
March 4 - Jacobus Koppenaal
March 29 - Jan Spits
March 19 - Marinus William van den Houten
April 4 - Comte de Lautreamont, French poet and writer. (+ 1870).
April 29 - Johanna van den Houten
May 24 - Neeltje Kwik
May 25 - Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, third daughter of Queen Victoria.
June 6 - Teunis Soeteman
September 16 - Aart van den Houten
September 29 - Wilhelmina Maller
November 18 - Krijn van den Houten
April 20 - Stillborn van den Houten
August 3 - Stillborn Kamerling (boy)
April 18 - Lena van der Werf
June 1 - Pope Gregory XVI
August 5 - Johanna van den Houten
August 5 - Maria Zandijk
August 24 - William Marinus van den Houten
September 13 - Aren van den Houten
September 22 - Aaltje van den Houten
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