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    Alexander II is crowned as Emperor of the Russian Empire Foreign
    Anton Chekhov is born in southern Russia Cultural
    Final resistance to the Russian conquest of the Caucasus ends with the capture of Chechen leader Shamil Foreign
    In Russia, authorities reopen the University of St. Petersburg, shut down earlier by student riots US/the World
    - In Russia, rioting students close down the University of St. Petersburg US/the World
    In St. Petersburg, the future Alexander III of Russia marries Princess Dagmar of Denmark. US/the World
    In St. Petersburg, Tsar Alexander II of Russia survives the first of many assassination attempts Crime/Disasters
    In the French coast resort of Nice, the heir to the Russian Empire dies of meningitis, aged twenty-one US/the World
    Near the Arctic port of Archangel in Russia, floating pack ice traps and destroys dozens of merchant ships. Crime/Disasters
    Polish nationalists in Kraków lead a month-long uprising against Russian rule Foreign
    Prussia pledges to support Russia in its effort to prevent Polish independence US/the World
    Russia claims right to protect Christian subjects in the Ottoman Empire Foreign
    Secretary of War Simon Cameron resigns and is appointed minister to Russia Lawmaking/Litigating
    Senate confirms James Buchanan's appointment as minister to Russia Legal/Political
    The Bank of England replenishes its gold reserves as American financial disruption effects Europe Business/Industry
    The Polish rebellion against Russia comes to an end Foreign
    The Turkish sultan rejects the Vienna Note Foreign
    The U.S. Senate votes 26-14 to confirm Simon Cameron as the new ambassador to Russia Lawmaking/Litigating
    Treaty signed between United States and China US/the World
    Tsar Alexander II signs the legislation ending serfdom in the Russian Empire US/the World
    Turkish ultimatum calls upon Russia to stop encroachment in Danube region Foreign
    Yiddish popular writer Shalom Aleichem born in the Ukraine Cultural
    Name Type
    Crimea, Russia State or Province
    Lithuania, Russian Empire Nation
    Moscow, Russia City or Town
    Vladivostok, Russia City or Town
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