Place Unit Type
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    Date Type
    American naturalist and Boy Scout pioneer Ernest Thompson Seton born in northern England Personal
    An explosion of sulphur gas kills seven in a coal mine in central England Crime/Disasters
    At Epsom in England, the 100-1 colt "Hermit" wins the 88th running of the Derby. Education/Culture
    At Epsom in southern England, Macaroni wins the eighty-fourth running of the Derby Education/Culture
    At Epsom in southern England, the French horse "Gladiateur" wins the eighty-sixth running of the Derby Education/Culture
    Boxer John C. Heenan, "the Benicia Boy," and British champion Tom Sayers fight for a "world championship" Cultural
    British clergyman, poet, and founder of the Oxford Movement John Keble dies in southwest England. Religion/Philosophy
    British medical researcher Thomas Addison commits suicide at his home in Brighton Science/Technology
    British ship bound for Australia with 250 souls aboard sinks in the Bay of Biscay and all but 19 are lost Crime/Disasters
    Brunel's Royal Albert Bridge over the Tamar in the west of England is officially opened Science/Technology
    Charles Darwin, busy in the preparation of his great work on the origin of species, celebrates his fiftieth birthday Science/Technology
    Courteous Spanish diplomat commits suicide in Blenheim Park in England Crime/Disasters
    Eight men die in a mining disaster in south-west England. Crime/Disasters
    Future British Nobel Prize for Literature laureate John Galsworthy is born in southern England. Personal
    Future British prime minister Stanley Baldwin is born in central England. Personal
    Giuseppe Garibaldi arrives in England for a month long visit US/the World
    Great Britain abolishes the Navigation Acts Business/Industry
    Gretna Green cross-border marriages between England and Scotland become more difficult Foreign
    Havelock Ellis, pioneer sexologist, is born in England Cultural
    Huge gale blowing across southern England kills dozens and destroys the spire of Chichester Cathedral Crime/Disasters
    In a unique accident near London, three English freight trains collide inside a tunnel and burn. Crime/Disasters
    In central England, another mining accident kills four miners and two pit boys Crime/Disasters
    In central England, the crash of an excursion train with eight hundred passengers kills ten people Crime/Disasters
    In Connecticut, the new Travellers' Insurance Company sells the country's first travel insurance policy Business/Industry
    In England, a serious railway collision kills five people returning from the famous race meeting at Ascot Crime/Disasters
    In England, Charles Dodgson gives Alice Liddell a manuscript entitled "Alice's Adventures Underground." Education/Culture
    In England, fire damages Blenheim Palace and destroys a priceless Rubens masterpiece Crime/Disasters
    In England, George Eliot publishes her new novel Education/Culture
    In England, Jem Mace defeats Sam Hurst over eight rounds to win the British bare-knuckle championship Education/Culture
    In England, Robert Fitzroy, innovative scientist and Charles Darwin's "Voyage of the Beagle" captain dies by suicide Personal
    In England, the day after a mining disaster killed hundreds, 85 more die in an explosion at another pit. Crime/Disasters
    In England, the Edinburgh night mail train collides with a goods train and ten men are killed Crime/Disasters
    In England, the famous Rugby School celebrates the three hundredth anniversary of its founding. Education/Culture
    In England, the horse Blair Athol wins the eighty-fifth running of the Derby Education/Culture
    In England, the Marquis of Hastings is fined for organizing cock-fighting at his country seat US/the World
    In England, the training of soldiers in loading hand-grenades ends in a fatal explosion Crime/Disasters
    In Ireland, George Boole, British mathematician and founder of "Boolean Algebra," dies at his home in Cork Science/Technology
    In New York Harbor, the first Great Ocean Yacht Race across the Atlantic begins. Education/Culture
    In northern England, a deadly train wreck kills five and injures many more. Crime/Disasters
    In northern England, a disastrous fire kills nine school-children in their classroom. Crime/Disasters
    In northern England, a mining disaster kills thirty-seven coal miners. Crime/Disasters
    In northern England, a railway collision touches off four tons of gunpowder with fatal results. Crime/Disasters
    In northern England, British law hangs the last man in its history for the crime of attempted murder Lawmaking/Litigating
    In northern England, eleven killed and scores injured in a railway accident US/the World
    In northern England, textile manufacturers honor General "Stonewall" Jackson and mourn his death US/the World
    In south-east England, a train crash kills ten people but passenger Charles Dickens narrowly survives Crime/Disasters
    In southern England, a late night railroad crash kills three and injures many more. Crime/Disasters
    In southern England, a small farming village is almost completely destroyed in an afternoon fire Crime/Disasters
    In southern England, the Royal Yacht Club fetes the three Great Atlantic Yacht Race participants. Education/Culture
    In southern England, two passenger trains collide in a railway tunnel, killing twenty-four and injuring hundreds Crime/Disasters
    In southern England, two-time British Prime Minister Lord Palmerston dies, aged 80. US/the World
    In the English city of Birmingham, Catholic rioters protest an anti-Catholic meeting Religion/Philosophy
    John C. Heenan, "the Benicia Boy," departs for England to fight British champion Tom Sayers Cultural
    Juliette Low born in Savannah, Georgia Personal
    Mining disaster in England claims the lives of twenty-one men and boys Crime/Disasters
    Mining disaster in northern England kills ten coal miners Crime/Disasters
    New steamship bound for Canada with British government supplies sinks in a storm in mid-Atlantic Crime/Disasters
    North of London, a coal train and cattle train collide resulting in death and serious injuries Crime/Disasters
    Off the British coast, the Royal Navy's new ocean going iron warship breaks records at her speed trials US/the World
    On the English coast, Sir William Armstrong's latest heavy cannon undergoes successfully tests Science/Technology
    - Powerful gales on the English coast cause heavy losses in ships and lives Crime/Disasters
    Prince of Wales begins his undergraduate career at Oxford University US/the World
    Queen Victoria and President Buchanan exchange telegraph messages over the new Atlantic Cable. Science/Technology
    Scientists clash at Oxford University in the first debates on Charles Darwin's theories of evolution Science/Technology
    - Severe winter gales pound the coasts of the British Isles for three days Crime/Disasters
    Ship transporting livestock explodes off the eastern coast of England and thirteen men die Crime/Disasters
    Tennyson's newly published Idylls of the King selling strongly in England Education/Culture
    The Duchess of Kent, mother of the reigning Queen Victoria, dies at her home near Windsor US/the World
    The first Great Ocean Yacht Race across the Atlantic ends at the Isle of Wight in the English Channel. Education/Culture
    The newly purchased Confederate ship "Rappahannock" slips out of its English Channel port at midnight Battles/Soldiers
    The newly-wed Prince and Princess of Wales dedicate the new building of the British Orphan's Asylum US/the World
    The Prince of Wales prepares to sail on his tour of Canada and the United States US/the World
    The Prince of Wales sails from Plymouth Sound for his tour of Canada and the United States US/the World
    - William Wordsworth's private library of three thousand volumes sold at auction in England Cultural
    Burial Place of
    Name Type
    Bristol, England City or Town
    Cambridge, England City or Town
    Carlisle, England City or Town
    Devon, England County
    Exeter, England City or Town
    Herefordshire, England City or Town
    Kent, England County
    Lancashire, England County
    Leicester, England City or Town
    Liverpool, England City or Town
    Manchester, England City or Town
    Norfolk, England County
    Northumberland, England County
    Portsmouth, England City or Town
    Sheffield, England City or Town
    Southampton, England City or Town
    Stratford on Avon, England City or Town
    Surrey, England County
    Windsor, England City or Town
    Wolverhampton, England City or Town
    York, England City or Town
    Yorkshire County
    Date Title
    Debate Over Increase of the Army, House of Representatives, January 9, 1847
    John Henry Hill to Philadelphia Vigilance Committee, November 1, 1853
    New York Times, "Philanthropy and Cotton," March 2, 1857
    New York Times, “England and America,” April 29, 1857
    Richmond (VA) Dispatch, "England and America," May 14, 1857
    New Orleans (LA) Picayune, “Great Britain in Honduras,” May 24, 1857
    New York Times, “Important from the South,” June 23, 1857
    E. L. Stevens to William Still, July 8, 1857
    New York Times, “Gen. Walker’s Letter,” September 23, 1857
    New York Times, “The American Panic,” October 14, 1857
    New York Times, “A New Bankrupt Law,” November 2, 1857
    St. Louis (MO) Republican, “Let the Jubilee be General,” August 29, 1858
    New York Times, “A Telegraphic Bureau,” September 1, 1858
    Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "Bad State of Things," September 20, 1858
    New York Herald, “Gen. Walker Submitting to a ‘Legal Experiment,’” November 19, 1858
    New York Times, “The President and the Filibusters,” November 23, 1858
    New York Times, "News By Telegraph," February 21, 1859
    Richmond (VA) Dispatch, "Northern Impertinences with Regard to the Late Affair at Harpers Ferry," October 24, 1859
    New Orleans (LA) Picayune, "Frederick Douglass's Letter," November 9, 1859
    Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “Frederick Douglass,” December 21, 1859
    Boston (MA) Herald, “Telegraph to the Herald,” January 24, 1860
    New York Times, "Senator Brown on International Law," March 8, 1860
    Anna H. Richardson to William Still, March 16, 1860
    Anna H. Richardson to William Still, May 3, 1860
    Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Five Hundred and Ninety-Four Saints on Their Pilgrimage to Salt Lake City,” May 7, 1860
    New York Herald, “Extraordinary Activity of the Slave Trade,” May 22, 1860
    New York Herald, “The Mode of Taking the Census,” June 10, 1860
    Boston (MA) Advertiser, “Important Rules Respecting Postage,” June 16, 1860
    Boston (MA) Advertiser, “Relations with Japan in Jeopardy,” June 30, 1860
    New York Herald, “The Journey of the Prince of Wales,” August 7, 1860
    New York Herald, “The Ovations to the Prince of Wales,” August 9, 1860
    New York Times, “Walker Again,” August 22, 1860
    New York Times, “The Cuban Slave-Trade,” September 14, 1860
    Boston (MA) Advertiser, “The Plots in Texas,” September 15, 1860
    New York Herald, “The Trip to Virginia,” October 7, 1860
    Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Prince of Wales," October 16, 1860
    New York Herald, “American Sensations During 1860,” October 21, 1860
    Newark (OH) Advocate, "The Prince's Visit from a Canadian Point of View," November 2, 1860
    New York Herald, “The English Press Upon the Prince's Visit,” December 2, 1860
    Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “A British Opinion of American Disunion,” December 12, 1860
    Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “British Views of Secession,” December 14, 1860
    New York Herald, “Views on Secession in England,” December 19, 1860
    Boston (MA) Herald, “A Discovery that will put an End to all War,” January 5, 1861
    New York Herald, “Ex-Secretary Floyd on the Crisis,” January 15, 1861
    Richmond (VA) Dispatch, “Will England Recognize the Southern Confederacy?,” January 26, 1861
    Richmond (VA) Dispatch, “Iron-Plated Ships,” February 5, 1861
    Memphis (TN) Appeal, “Enforcement of the Laws,” February 24, 1861
    New York Herald, “Causes of Excessive Mortality in New York and Brooklyn,” March 10, 1861
    New York Herald, “Apprehensions of an Attack on Washington,” April 14, 1861
    New York Herald, “The Present Administration Doing What The Last Should Have Done,” April 16, 1861
    Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "A New Difficulty," April 29, 1861
    New York Times, “Arms for the Rebels,” May 1, 1861
    New York Herald, “English Opinions on American Affairs,” May 7, 1861
    Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Help From England,” May 16, 1861
    Boston (MA) Herald, “England and the Southern Blockade,” May 18, 1861
    Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Abusing England,” May 27, 1861
    Newark (OH) Advocate, “England and the United States,” May 31, 1861
    New York Times, “One of their Errors,” June 3, 1861
    New York Herald, “The Foreign Press Discussing American Affairs,” June 9, 1861
    Newark (OH) Advocate, “The English People and the American War,” June 14, 1861
    New York Times, “Are They Pirates?,” June 23, 1861
    New York Times, “Closing the Southern Ports,” June 30, 1861
    Newark (OH) Advocate, “The Impending Danger,” July 5, 1861
    Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “What is a Blockade?,” July 25, 1861
    Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Feeling in Canada,” August 2, 1861
    Gideon Welles to Abraham Lincoln, August 5, 1861
    New York Herald, “Mason and Slidell,” November 17, 1861
    Memorandum by Alexander T. Galt, Canadian diplomat, describing interview with Abraham Lincoln, December 5, 1861
    Chillicothe (OH) Scioto Gazette, “The World Begins to Know Us,” December 17, 1861
    Proclamation of the Allied Commissioners to the People of Mexico, Vera Cruz, January 10, 1862
    Raleigh (NC) Register, “Mr. Vallandingham’s Speech,” January 18, 1862
    Boston (MA) Liberator, “Enlistment of Colored Troops,” July 17, 1863
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