January 19 - Giuseppe Verdi's opera Il Trovatore premieres in Rome.
January 21 - Russell L. Hawes patents the envelope folding machine.
January - Napoleon III
marries the Spanish Countess Eugènie at the Tuileries.
July 8 Commodore Perry arrives in Edo Bay with a request for a trade treaty.
August 24 - Potato chips first prepared.
November 15 - Maria II of Portugal is succeeded by her son Pedro.
November 30 - Crimean War: Battle of Sinope - The Russian fleet destroys the Turkish fleet.
December 30 - Gadsden Purchase: The United States buys land from Mexico to facilitate
railroad building in the Southwest.
Donald McKay builds The Great Republic, the world's biggest sailing ship, which at 4,500
tons was too large to be successful.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel began work on the Great Eastern passenger steamer.
Franklin Pierce succeeds Millard Fillmore as President of the United States of America.
Start of Crimean War.
Independent Santa Cruz Maya of Eastern Yucatan recognized as an independent nation
by British Empire.
Iesada succeeds Ieoshi as Japanese Shogun.
Beginning of the Late Tokugawa shogunate, the last part of the Edo period in Japan.Births
January 28 - Jose Marti
, revolutionary (+ 1895).
February 1 - Marinus Noteboom
February 10 - Lena van den Houten
March 14 - Ferdinand Hodler
, painter (+ 1918).
March 30 - Vincent van Gogh
, Dutch painter.
April 1 - Pieternella Struijk
April 3 - Klaartje van den Houten
April 17 - Johannis Antonius van den Houten
April 17 - Leendert van Vliet
May 12 - Johanna van den Houten
May 28 - Carl Larsson
, painter (+ 1919).
June 3 - William Flinders Petrie
June 19 - Johanna Tholenaars
July 5 - Cecil Rhodes
, South African politician.
July 18- Hendrik Lorentz
, Dutch physicist and Nobel laureate.
July 23 - Maria Tona Berman
August 1 - Gerrisje Gertse
August 22 - Willem ten Haaf
September 1 - Klazina van den Houten
September 3 - Aren Soeteman
September 3 - Lena Soeteman
September 17 - Neeltje van den Houten
September 24 - Adriana de Meris
October 10 - Sara Jozina Scheele
January 22 - Cornelis van den Houten
January 16 - Matteo Carcassi
, Italian composer.
April 30 - Gerrit Geerts (Gersse)
June 3 - Pieter Janse van der Velde
June 26 - Leendert van Vliet
July 23 - Ieoshi
, Japanese Shogun.
August 1 - Adrianes Elise van den Houten
August 3 - Gerrisje Gertse
August 6 - Pieternella van den Houten
November 15 - Maria II
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