January 6 - Samuel Morse
first publicly demonstrates the telegraph.
January 8 - Alfred Vail
demonstrates a telegraph using dots and dashes (this is the forerunner
of Morse code).
January 12 - Joseph Smith
and one of his followers flee Ohio for Missouri.
June 12 - Territory of Iowa established.
September 3 - Dressed in a sailor's uniform and carrying identification papers provided by a
free Black seaman, future abolitionist Frederick Douglass boards a train in Maryland on his
way to freedom from slavery.
November 5 - Honduras separates from the Central American Federation, weakening the
Proteins discovered by Jons Jacob Berzelius
The Pastry War.
Start of First British-Afghan War.
Republic of Yucatan declares independence from Mexico.
Start of Central American Civil War.
Friedrich Bessel makes the first accurate measurement of distance to a star.
Christian Hermann Weisse proposes the two-source hypothesis of gospel origins, which
is held by a majority of biblical scholars to this day.Births
January 4 - Charles Stratton
("General Tom Thumb"), circus performer, entertainer (+ 1883).
January 6 - Max Bruch
, composer (+ 1920).
January 16 - Franz Brentano
, German philosopher and psychologist (+ 1917).
January 27 - Anna van der Werf
February 16 - Henry Adams
, american historian.
February 18 - Ernst Mach
, Austrian physicist and philosopher.
March 3 - Aaltje van den Houten
March 3 - George William Hill
, astronomer (+ 1914).
March 15 - Teunis van der Vlugt
April 26 - Lena van den Houten
April 27 - Marinus Hendrikus van den Houten
May 10 - John Wilkes Booth
, assassin of Abraham Lincoln.
May 20 - Jules Méline
, French statesman (+ 1925).
August 6 - Frans Pakaud
August 17 - Hendrika van den Houten
August 23 - Cornelia van den Houten
October 10 - Adriaan van den Houten
October 25 - Georges Bizet
, French composer.Ferdinand von Zeppelin Deaths
March 21 - Aaltje van den Houten
May 17 - Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
, French diplomat (* 1754).
June 21 - Gerrit van den Houten
July 4 - Colonel José Antonio Vidaurre
and his accomplices, authors of The Riot of
Quillota, Chile were shot.
July 13 - Marcus Vreeswijk
December 10 - Elizabeth Nagtegaal
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