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< MDCCCXLVIII = 1848 >

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Events in 1848

13 January: The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 12 days.
24 January: James Marshall, a foreman building a watermill for Sacramento pioneer John Sutter on the American River, discovers gold, setting off the California Gold Rush.
2 February: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the Mexican-American War with Mexico losing 55% of its territory, is signed at the altar of the Basilica of Guadalupe at Villa Hidalgo.
5 February: At this Chinese New Year the Ram makes room for the Year of the Monkey.
21 February: The “Communist Manifesto” by Marxist theorists Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels is published in London.
23 February: The French Guizot cabinet resignes; upon hearing the news a crowd pushes into the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; fifty two people die after a guard accidentely fires the first shot, turning Paris into a battle zone; king Louis Philippe abdicates and flees to Holland.
26 February: The French Second Republic is proclaimed by poet politician Alphonse de Lamartine.
15 March: Riots by Magyar nationalists in Pest-Buda (today Budapest) demanding autonomy for Hungary from Austria, spark the Hungarian Revolution of 1848.
17 March: Fearing unrest, king Willem II of the Netherlands forms a comite chaired by liberal politician Thorbecke to prepare a new constitution, saying he has changed from conservative to liberal overnight.
19 April: Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.
23 April: The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.
11 June: Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.
22 June: Four days of protests by unemployed workers in Paris are quelled leaving 4500 people dead and over 4000 insurgents deported to Algeria.
11 July: Waterloo railway station opens in London.
20 July: The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1264 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.
19 Augustus: Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.
31 Augustus: The “Radetzky March” by Johann Strauss is first performed in Vienna, prompting the attending officers to clap and stamp their feet spontaneously.
12 September: Switzerland creates a federal constitution.
7 October: Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.
26 October: Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.
3 November: A new constitution is proclaimed in the Netherlands, severely limiting the king's powers.
24 December: Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.

People in 1848

Hokusai, Chief Seattle, Marie Tussaud, Muhammad Ali, Clemens von Metternich, Francis Beaufort, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Thomas Moore, Friedrich Fröbel, Louis Daguerre, Arthur Schopenhauer, Christian Thomsen, Georg Ohm, Michael Faraday, Charles Babbage, Samuel Morse, Gioachino Rossini, Thomas Carlyle, James Braid, Michael Thonet, Heinrich Heine, Eugène Delacroix, George Biddell Airy, Alexandre Dumas, Victor Hugo, Hector Berlioz, Christian Doppler, Johann Strauss, Hans Christian Andersen, Louis Braille, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, Edgar Allan Poe, Nikolai Gogol, Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Charles Dickens, Søren Kierkegaard, Giuseppe Verdi, David Livingstone, Richard Wagner, Ludwig Schläfli, Otto von Bismarck, Giovanni Caselli, Werner von Siemens, Henry David Thoreau, Bahá-’u-’lláh, Karl Marx, James Joule, Gustave Courbet, Léon Foucault, Alexandrina Victoria, Eduard Douwes Dekker, Charles Baudelaire, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Gustave Flaubert, Jules Antoine Lissajous, Gregor Mendel, Louis Pasteur, Bedřich Smetana, Anton Bruckner, Lord Kelvin, Bernhard Riemann, Jules Verne, Leo Tolstoy, Henrik Ibsen, Guido Gezelle, James Maxwell, Gustave Doré, Lewis Carroll, Johannes Brahms, Alfred Nobel, Dmitri Mendeleev, Elisha Gray, Camille Saint-Saëns, Piet Paaltjens, Andrew Carnegie, Samuel Clemens, Norman Lockyer, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Ernst Mach, John D. Rockefeller, Aleksandr Stoletov, Paul Cézanne, Modest Mussorgsky, Émile Zola, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet, Antonín Dvořák, Louis Le Prince, Edvard Grieg, William McKinley, Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Benz, Rogier Verbeek, Gabriel Fauré, Wilhelm Röntgen, Alexander Graham Bell, Joseph Pulitzer and Thomas Edison celebrated their birthday this year.

Presenting 1848

The year 1848 was a leap year starting on a Saturday, just like 1752, 1780 and 1820 in the century before it and 1876, 1916 and 1944 in the next.

The coloured days highlight birthscake, deathsdagger, politicalcrown, scientificpaperclip, artisticpaperclip and otherasterisk historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and holidaysanchor. The newnew moon, waxingwaxing moon, fullfull moon and waningwaning moon icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.

Calculating time

The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.

URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1848 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 25 March 2017.
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