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The vote is made by the United States House of Representatives in which the Oregon Territory will no longer be shared with the United Kingdom.
The British win the Battle of Sobraon during the First Anglo-Sikh War. Read More
The Republic of Texas is annexed by President James Polk of the United States. Read More
The Galician peasant revolt begins. Read More
The official installation of the Texas state government takes place in Austin. Read More
The cracking of the Liberty Bell takes place upon it being rung for George Washington's birthday.
The Treaty of Lahore is signed, marking the end of the First Anglo-Sikh War. Read More
War on Mexico is declared by the United States, marking the beginning of the Mexican-American War.
The beginning of the Portuguese revolutionary insurrection takes place. Read More
Independence from Mexico is declared by the California Republic during the Mexican-American War.
A rebellion against Mexico is started by Sonoma, California settlers and the California Republic is proclaimed during the Bear Flag Revolt.
The 49th parallel is established as the border separating the United States and Canada by the Oregon Treaty.
The opening of the Launceston Church Grammar School in Tasmania takes place. Read More
Pope Gregory XVI is succeeded by Pope Pius IX as the 255th pope. Read More
Adolphe Sax patents the Saxophone. Read More
The annexation of California by the United States begins upon the occupation of Monterey and Yerba Buena by John Drake Sloat and his troops during the Battle of Monterey.
The establishment of the Second Federal Republic of Mexico takes place. Read More
The beginning of the Second Carlist War takes place in Spain. Read More
The first patent is awarded to Elias Howe for a lockstitch design sewing machine. Read More
Johann Gottfried Galle and Heinrich Louis d'Arrest observe Neptune for the first time. Read More
The opening of Christ College in Tasmania takes place. Read More
The admittance of Iowa as the 29th U.S. state takes place. Read More
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