Paris, France

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Jules Léotard performs the first high-flying trapeze act at the Cirque Napoléon in Paris Cultural
Archbishop of Paris is assassinated on his way to Mass Crime/Disasters
Assassination attempt on the life of Emperor Napoleon III fails in Paris US/the World
Baron Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the Modern Olympic Games is born in Paris Personal
Body of Napoleon Bonaparte reinterred under the great dome of Les Invalides in Paris US/the World
Celebrations for the 300th birthday of William Shakespeare are held around the world, but not in Paris Education/Culture
Charles Gounod's opera "Faust" premieres in Paris to luke-warm critical acclaim Education/Culture
Efficient telegraph service initiated between London and Paris Business/Industry
Elihu Washburne arrives in Paris, France Personal
- Elihu Washburne serves as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to France Legal/Political
Eugène Delacroix, French Romantic painter, dies in Paris, aged sixty-five Personal
European powers agree to Declaration of Paris on foreign shipping during times of war US/the World
European powers hold conference in Paris on the recent massacres of Christians in Lebanon and Syria US/the World
Felice Orsini and Guiseppe Pieri, unsuccessful assassins of Napoleon III, are executed in Paris Foreign
France abolishes imprisonment for debt and closes the Clichy Debtors' Prison in Paris. Lawmaking/Litigating
- French Emperor Napoleon III travels from Paris to Genoa to take command of the French troops in Italy Foreign
French painter Gustave Courbet exhibits "Burial at Ornans" and "The Stonebreakers" in Paris Education/Culture
Georges-Eugène Haussmann assumes the post of Prefect of the Seine in Paris Foreign
Heat soars in Europe to some of the highest temperatures recorded US/the World
In France, the Paris Industrial Exhibition closes after seven months of unprecedented display. Education/Culture
- In France, the Paris Industrial Exhibition is open with items from forty-two countries on show. Education/Culture
In France, the Paris Industrial Exhibition opens with items from forty-two countries on show. Education/Culture
- In London, cholera continues its European assault, killing five thousand in two weeks. Crime/Disasters
In Paris, a young Polish exile makes a futile assassination attempt on Russian Tsar Alexander II. Crime/Disasters
In Paris, Charles Gounod's opera "The Queen of Sheba" has its first performance Education/Culture
In Paris, Etienne Renoir demonstrates his internal combustion powered "horseless carriage" Science/Technology
In Paris, French inventor Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville makes the first known recording of a human voice Science/Technology
In Paris, Jules Verne publishes his third novel, relating a scientific expedition to the center of the Earth. Education/Culture
In Paris, Louis Napoleon declares France an Empire and himself its Emperor Foreign
In Paris, Manet's revolutionary painting "Le Dejeuner sur l'herbe" is exhibited for the first time Education/Culture
In Paris, the French Loan called to fund with Austria is massively over-subscribed Foreign
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, the leading Neoclassical painter of his day, dies in at his home in France. Personal
John Young Mason dies in Paris where he is United States Minister Personal
Louis Napoleon Bonaparte strengthens his power over the French government Foreign
Louis Philippe of France names the moderate liberal François Guizot as prime minister Foreign
Moncure Conway dies in Paris, France Personal
- Moncure Conway leaves America for Paris, France Personal
Montalembert is tried and convicted for libel in a French imperial court Foreign
Napoleon II pardons Montalembert for his libel conviction Foreign
Napoleon III closes down France's leading Catholic newspaper US/the World
Napoleon III hints at coming war with Austria US/the World
Napoleon III of France names his wife as Regent should he die before the majority of his son Foreign
Napoleon III urges Pope Pius IX to give up the revolting Papal States Foreign
Offenbach's operetta "Orpheus in the Underworld" opens in Paris and introduces the world to the "can-can" Cultural
Robert E. Lee appoints Edward Warren as Medical Inspector of the Department of Northern Virginia Personal
Sultan Abdülaziz of Turkey arrives at Dover for a ten day state visit to Britain. US/the World
The American chess player, Paul Charles Morphy, puts on a demonstration of his skill in Paris Cultural
The Boulevard de Sebastopol, the latest of Haussmann's tranformations of Paris, is opened Foreign
The dispute between France and Portugal over the slave ship "Charles-et-Georges" is settled Foreign
The fifteen year old Sarah Bernhardt enters the Paris Conservatory Cultural
The French Empress relaxes in England and Scotland on a private visit US/the World
The French Empress returns to France from Britain after her relaxed three week private visit US/the World
The ill-fated miniature schooner "John T. Ford" sails from Baltimore for the Paris Exhibition. Crime/Disasters
The inaugural Grand Prix de Paris horserace is held at Longchamps Racecourse outside the city Education/Culture
The last of Napoleon's Marshals dies in Venice Foreign
The miniature schooner "John T. Ford," bound for the Paris Exhibition, capsizes off the Irish coast. Crime/Disasters
The new republican government of France declares all slaves in French colonies to be free US/the World
The sole survivor of the miniature schooner "John T. Ford" is rescued off the Irish coast. Crime/Disasters
Treaty of Paris ends Crimean War and guarantees the territorial boundaries of the Ottoman Empire Foreign
Washington's Birthday celebrated around the country and in London and Paris Cultural
Residents in 1860
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