Tuesday

1849

1849 History Facts:
  • France's first postage stamp is issued (1st January).
  • Further cholera epidemic in Britain (previous epidemic 1832).
    • Deaths - 12,847 Londoners, 5,308 in Liverpool; 1,834 in Hull.
  • Elizabeth Blackwell is awarded her M.D. (Medical Institute of Geneva, New York) to become first woman doctor in US.
  • The Corn Laws - abolished in U.K. (result of legislation in 1846).
  • The United Kingdom annexes the Punjab.
  • A Russian court sentences Fyodor Dostoevsky to death for anti-government activities, with his execution being cancelled at the last minute.
Ongoing Historical Events:
Births:
  • Edmund Barton, first Prime Minister of Australia (1849-1920).
  • Ivan Petrovich Pavlov - of Pavlov's dog fame (1849-1936).
  • William Kissam Vanderbilt - American railway magnate (1849-1920).
Deaths:
  • Anne Brontë - English author (1820-1849)
  • Edgar Allan Poe - American writer (1809-1849)
  • Frédéric Chopin - Musician & composer (1810-1849)
  • Johann Strauss - Austrian composer (1804-1849)

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