January 26 - The United Kingdom occupies Hong Kong. Later during the year, the first
census of the island recorded a population of about 7,500.
February 18 - The first ongoing filibuster in the United States Senate begins and lasts
until March 11.
March 4 - Martin Van Buren, President of the United States is succeeded by William
March 9 - The Supreme Court of the United States rules in the Amistad case that the
Africans who seized control of the ship had been taken into slavery illegally.
April 4 - President William Henry Harrison
dies of pneumonia becoming the first President
of the United States to die in office and at one month, the elected president with the
shortest term served. He is succeeded by Vice President John Tyler.
August 16 - U.S. President John Tyler
vetoes a bill which called for the establishment of
the Second Bank of the United States. Enraged Whig Party members riot outside the
White House in the most violent demonstration on White House grounds in U.S. history.
The two colonies of the Canadas are merged into the Province of Canada.
Scroll and Key secret society of Yale University established.Births
January 11 - Marinus van Driel
January 14 - Berthe Morisot
, Impressionist Painter d.+ 1895).
January 28 - Henry Morton Stanley
, explorer, journalist (d. 1904)..
February 4 - Clément Ader
, French engineer and inventor, airplane pioneer.
February 6 - Jacob Luikaart
February 23 - Hendrica (Henderika, Rika, Rieka) van den Houten
February 25 - Pierre-Auguste Renoir
, a French painter (d. 1919).
February 27 - Leendert van den Houten
Febryary 27 - Annetje van der Kroon
March 8 - Cornelia Rommelse
March 8 - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr
., Supreme Court justice (d. 1935).
March 26 - Martine van den Houten
April 2 - Frans van der Werf
May 1 - Adriaantje (Adrianje) van Kerkhoven
May 10 - James Gordon Bennett
, Jr., newspaper publisher (d. 1918).
May 14 - Teunis van den Houten
June 13 - Leendert van den Houten
July 2 - Sara van de Panne
July 8 - Adriaan van den Berge
August 26 - Jacob Hage
August 20 - Cornelia Spits
July 23 - Jozina Maria van der Valk (Jozina de Valk)
July 31 - Cornelia Kostense
September 12 - Adriana Dorst
September 23 - Aartjen Berendina van den Houten
September 23 - Cornelis van den Houten --> Cornelis Noteboom
September - Annie Chapman
, second confirmed victim of Jack the Ripper (d. 1888).
October 8 - Felix Johannes van den Houten
November 8 - Jacoba Quant
November 9 - Albert Edward
, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII of the United Kingdom.
November 10 - Leentje Wesdorp
November 17 - Adriaantje van den Houten
November 23 - Adriaantje van den Houten
December 16 - Adriaantje van den Houten
June 6 - Still born van den Houten (boy)
February 11 - J.H. Ferdinand Olivier
, German painter.
March 7 - Nicolaas Berman
April 4 - William Henry Harrison
, 9th President of the United States.
April 6 - Maria Jacoba van den Houten
May 16 - Sijtje (Sijke) van Rijswijk
May 20 - Joseph Blanco White
, British theologian.
May 23 - Franz Xaver von Baader
, German philosopher and theologian.
June 19 - Helena Boghout
August 24 - Theodore Edward Hook
, English author.
October 30 - Cornelis van den Houten
November 11 - Leendert van den Houten
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