< MDCCCLI = 1851 >
Events in 1851
|13 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 12 days.|
|1 February:|| ||At this Chinese New Year the Dog makes way for the Year of the Pig.|
|16 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|20 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|1 May:|| ||The Great Exhibition, the first in an ongoing series of world fairs, opens in London's Crystal Palace.|
|15 May:|| ||Rama IV is crowned king Mongkut of Siam, later portrayed in “The king and I”.|
|8 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|18 June:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1267 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|10 July:|| ||Louis Daguerre, French artist and chemist, inventor of the daguerreotype process of photography, dies in Bry-sur-Marne at age 63.|
|18 July:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|23 July:|| ||Richard Wagner composes the “Ride of the Valkyries” leitmotif, calling it the “Walkürenritt”, the beginning of Act 3 in his opera “Die Walküre”.|
|18 September:|| ||The first issue of the New York Times is sold at one cent per copy.|
|24 September:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|6 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|15 October:|| ||The Great Exhibition in London closes after five½ months of.|
|13 November:|| ||A group of pioneers from Illinois led by Arthur Denny settles at Alki Point, considered the founding of the city of Seattle in Washington state.|
|2 December:|| ||A coup d' état by Second Republic president Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte results in the dissolution of the French National Assembly and re-establishment of the Empire.|
|9 December:|| ||The first North American YMCA is established in Montreal, Quebec.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1851
Chief Seattle, Clemens von Metternich, Francis Beaufort, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Thomas Moore, Friedrich Fröbel, 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, Hans Christian Andersen, Louis Braille, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, Nikolai Gogol, 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, Thomas Edison and Ivan Pavlov celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1851 was a common year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1755, 1766, 1777, 1783, 1794, 1800, 1806, 1817, 1823, 1834 and 1845 in the century before it and 1862, 1873, 1879, 1890, 1902, 1913, 1919, 1930, 1941 and 1947 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
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.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2013 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?1851 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 May 2013.