January 14 - President Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte
proclaims a new constitution for the
French Second Republic.
January 17 - United Kingdom recognizes independence of the Transvaal.
Devil's Island penal colony opens.
February 11 - First British public toilet for women opens in Bedford Street, London.
February 15 - Great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children, London, admits first patient.
February 16 - Studebaker Brothers wagon company, precursor of the automobile
manufacturer, is established.
November - Franklin Pierce defeats Winfield Scott in the U.S. presidential election.
November 7 - President Bonaparte proclaimed Emperor Napoleon III of France.
November 21/November 22 New French Empire confirmed by plebiscite: 7,824,000 for,
December 2 - Napoleon III becomes Emperor of France.Births
January 21 - Dina Kwik
February 13 - Maarten van den Houten
February 22 - Jacobus Oosterling
March 5 - Neeltje van den Houten
April 1 - Edwin Austin Abbey
, American painter.
April 13 - F.W. Woolworth
, merchant/businessman, founder of Woolworth's.
April 22 - Grand Duke Guillaume IV
May 4 - Alice Pleasance Liddell
, inspiration for the novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
May 31 - Julius Richard Petri
, German bacteriologist, inventor of Petri dish.
June 9 - Jan Berman
June 24 - Elisabeth Voogd
August 11 - Izak Leendert van As(t)
August 12 - Jan van den Houten
September 12 - Herbert Henry Asquith
, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
September 17 - Kaatje Verschoor
Sepember 26 - Teunis Vreeswijk
October 8 - Adriaantje Hart
October 28 - Nicolaas Kamerling
November 1 - Laurens van der Laan
November 5 - Marinus Maller
November 11 - Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf
, chief of Austro-Hungarian general staff for
much of World War I.
December 15 - Henri Becquerel
, French physicist.Deaths
January 4 - Hendrina Raap
January 6 - Louis Braille
, teacher, developed writing system for the blind.
April 15 - Marinus van den Houten
September 14 - Arthur Wellesley
, 1st Duke of Wellington, British commander at the Battle
of Waterloo and Prime Minister.
September 18 - Neeltje van den Houten
September 20 - Jan Reedijk
November 14 - Klazina van den Houten
November 30 - Junius Brutus Booth
, English actor.
December 10 - Teunis Vreeswijk
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