United Kingdom

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    Britain announces the minting of new "pennies," "halfpennies," and "farthings" in bronze US/the World
    British gales wreck one hundred and forty-three ships in one day Crime/Disasters
    British government reports a recent nationwide increase in measles and scarlet fever US/the World
    British Prime Minister William Gladstone introduces a landmark budget bill that includes dramatic free trade reforms Foreign
    British sign treaty with Honduras concerning the Mosquito Coast US/the World
    Emperor Napoleon III drops the requirement that Britons carry passports to enter and travel in France US/the World
    Great Britain and France sign a landmark free trade agreement Foreign
    In Britain a legal judgment confirms that no British subject or company may own or sell slaves abroad Slavery/Abolition
    In England, William Gladstone loses his seat in the ongoing General Election US/the World
    Largest warship in the world launched Foreign
    Mexico suspends interest payments on it foreign debts and causes consternation in Europe US/the World
    New administration takes office in Great Britain Foreign
    - Official period of Britain's seventh national census takes place overnight US/the World
    Postage costs in the United States in 1859, by the numbers Business/Industry
    - Powerful gales wreak havoc across the British Isles and north-west Europe Crime/Disasters
    Prayers of thanksgiving made in all British churches for the success in putting down the Indian Mutiny Religion/Philosophy
    - Several nights of heavy gales wreak havoc on shipping around coasts of Britain and northern France Crime/Disasters
    Switzerland once again protests the transfer of Nice and Savoy from Piedmont-Sardinia to France US/the World
    The Bank of England raises its discount rate as financial disruption in the United States effects Europe Business/Industry
    The Bank of England replenishes its gold reserves as American financial disruption effects Europe Business/Industry
    The Duke of Wellington dies at Walmer Castle in England Foreign
    The Prince of Wales celebrates his eighteenth birthday US/the World
    The Treaty of Yedo is signed between Japan and Britain US/the World
    The United States and several European powers sign a joint trade agreement with Japan. US/the World
    Three fatal railway accidents occur around England on the same day Crime/Disasters
    Underwater telegraph line across the Irish Sea completed Foreign
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    England Nation
    Leeds, England City or Town
    London, England City or Town
    Scotland State or Province
    Wales State or Province
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