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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