First ever international Cricket match played in New York City between Canada and the
January 15 - University of Notre Dame receives its charter from Indiana.
February 27 - The Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti.
May 23 - Persian Prophet The Báb announces His revelation, founding Bábism.
May 24 - First electrical telegram sent by Samuel Morse from Baltimore, Maryland to
Washington, D.C., saying "What hath God wrought?".
June 6 - George Williams founds the Young Men's Christian Association in London,
July 3 - The last pair of Great Auks is killed.
August 8 - During a meeting held in Nauvoo, the Quorum of Twelve, headed by Brigham
Young, is created as the leading body of the Mormon Church.
October 22 - Date predicted by the Millerites for the Second Coming of Christ; leads to
the Great Disappointment.
November - James K. Polk defeats Henry Clay in the U.S. presidential election.
November 6 - The Dominican Republic gains its independence from Spain.
Swedish chemistry professor Gustaf Erik Pasch invents the safety match.Births
January 19 - Leendert Luikaart
February 12 - Elisabeth Slaager
February 15 - Martijntje Keuse
February 17 - Montgomery Ward
, department store founder.
February 20 - Ludwig Boltzmann
, Austrian physicist.
February 20 - Joshua Slocum
, seaman and adventurer (d. 1909).
February 21 - Charles-Marie Widor
, organist and composer.
February 23 - Maatje Beije (Beye)
March 10 - Pablo de Sarasate
, violinist (d. 1908).
March 18 - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
, composer (d. 1908).
March 30 - Paul Verlaine
, lyric poet (d. 1896).
April 17 - Marinus van den Houten
May 17 - Julius Wellhausen
, German biblical scholar (d. 1918).
May 19 - Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
May 21 - Henri Rousseau
, artist (d. 1910).
May 22 - Mary Cassatt
May 23 - `Abdu'l-Bahá
, Persian religious leader.
June 8 - Pieter van den Houten
July 11 - King Peter I
July 22 - William Archibald Spooner
, British scholar and Anglican priest.
August 1 - Pieter Boogerd / Boogaard
August 6 - Prince Alfred
of the United Kingdom, later Duke of Edinburgh and Duke
of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, second son of Queen Victoria.
August 22 - George Washington DeLong
, American naval officer/ill-fated
explorer (d. 1881).
October 15 - Friedrich Nietzsche
, German philosopher.
October 22 - Louis Riel
, Metis leader.
October 22 - Sarah Bernhardt
, French actress.
November 1 - Geertruida van Huizen
November 2 - Mehmed V
, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (d. 1918).
November 18 - Lijntje Hogchum
November 23 - Karl Benz
,German automotive pioneer.
November 30 - Adriaan van den Houten
December 1 - Alexandra
of Denmark, later Queen Consort of Edward VII of the
December 14 - Cornelia van den Houten
February 27 - Nicholas Biddle
, President of the Second Bank of the United States.
February 28 - Adriana van Houten
April 14 - Klaas van den Houten
May 10 - Abraham Zoon
July 3 - Leendert van den Houten
July 16 - Sietje (Cijtje) van den Houten
July 27 - John Dalton
, English chemist and physicist.
June 27 - Joseph Smith
, American religious leader.
December 8 - Marinus van den Houten
, French writer.To my Homepage