January 28 - First locomotive runs from the Atlantic to the Pacific on the newly completed
March 2 - Accession of Russian Tsar Alexander II.
March 30 - "Border Ruffians" from Missouri invade Kansas and force election of a
July 4 - In Brooklyn, New York, Walt Whitman's first edition of his book of poem's titled
Leaves of Grass is published.
September 3 - Indian Wars: In Nebraska, 700 soldiers under American General William
Harney avenge the Grattan Massacre by attacking a Sioux village killing 100 men, women,
November - David Livingstone discovers the Victoria Falls.
Accession of Emperor Theodore II of Ethiopia.
Gustave Courbet sets up Pavilion of Realism in protest against "official art" at Paris
Daily Telegraph newspaper founded in London, England.
Sheffield F.C., the first ever football club is founded.Births
January 4 - Teunis Willem van den Houten
January 5 - King Camp Gillette
, inventor ( 1932).
January 21 - John Moses Browning
, inventor ( 1926).
January 26 - Janna Maria van den Houten
January 28 - William Seward Burroughs
, inventor of the calculator ( 1898).
February 19 - Dimmen van den Houten
25 February - Cornelis Foppe de Vries
March 6 - Cornelis Holleman
March 13 - Percival Lowell
, astronomer ( 1916).
March 24 - Andrew Mellon
, financier ( 1937).
April 6 - Neeltje van de(n) Berge
May 1 - Marie Corelli
May 6 - Bartel Kloet
May 11 - Pieter van den Houten
May 16 - Willem Jongmans
June 6 - Josias van den Houten
June 24 - Neeltje Kamerling
July 30 - Wilhelm von Siemens
, German industrialist.
September 22 - Suzanna Hendrikse
September 29 - Jacob (Jakob) van den Houten
September 30 - Teunis Kwik
October 20 - Johanna Tolenaars
October 24 - Laurina Maller
November 5 - Léon Teisserenc de Bort
, French meteorologist ( 1913).
November 17 - Hendrik ten Haaf
January 12 - Maria Cornelisse van den Hoek
February 6 - Josef Munzinger
, member of the Swiss Federal Council (*1791).
February 14 - Jan Jacob van den Houten
February 23 - Carl Friedrich Gauss
, mathematician, astronomer and physicist.
February 25 - Josias (Jozias) van den Houten
March 29 - Henri Druey
, member of the Swiss Federal Council (*1799).
March 31 - Charlotte Bronte
May 23 - Charles Robert Malden
June 28 - Fitzroy Somerset
, 1st Lord Raglan, commander of British forces in
the Crimean War.
August 7 - Mariano Arista
, president of Mexico.
September 17 - Janna Maria van den Houten
November 3 - Hendrik (Hendrikus) van den Houten
November 11 - Søren Kierkegaard
December 28 - Laurina Maller
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