Official period of Britain's seventh national census takes place overnight

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The night between April 8 and April 9, 1861 was deemed as the official moment of the seventh British national census. The count numbered ultimately 29,334,788 people living in the British Isles, an increase of around two million from 1851.  Ireland, however, had a decrease, from 6,552,385 to 5,764,543.  The United States had counted 23,191,876 citizens in 1850, including more than three million slaves.   (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1861 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1862), p. 50-53.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
US/the World
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