Historical Events For Year 1848

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January 3, 1848

The first president of the independent African Republic of Liberia is announced as Joseph Jenkins Roberts.
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January 12, 1848

The Bourbon kingdom of the Two Sicilies experiences the Palermo rising. Read More

January 31, 1848

The beginning of construction of the Washington, D.C.'s Washington Monument takes place.
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February 2, 1848

The signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo officially ends the Mexican-American War, resulting in transference of Mexican territory to what is now Southwestern United States.
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February 21, 1848

The Communist Manifesto is published in London by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Read More

March 11, 1848

The first Joint Premiers of the Province of Canada elected under a system of responsible government are Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin.
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March 15, 1848

The beginning of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 takes place. Read More

March 24, 1848

The beginning of the First Schleswig War for control the Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein takes place.
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May 1, 1848

The formation of Phi Gamma Delta as a North American collegiate fraternity takes place. Read More

May 18, 1848

The opening of the first German National Assembly in Frankfurt, Germany takes place. Read More

May 19, 1848

The treaty ending the Mexican-American War, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, is ratified by the Mexican government.
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May 29, 1848

The admittance of Wisconsin as the 30th U.S. state takes place. Read More

June 21, 1848

The creation of the Romanian revolutionary government led by Ion Heliade Radulescu and Christian Tell takes place upon the public proclamation of Islaz during the Wallachian Revolution.
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July, 1848

Cities across England and Wales are granted authority to build modern sanitary systems according to the establishment of the Boards of Health by the Public Health Act.
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July 26, 1848

The beginning of the Matale Rebellion in Sri Lanka takes place against British rule. Read More

August 14, 1848

The annexation of the Oregon Country by President James Polk of the United States takes place, renaming it the Oregon Territory.
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August 17, 1848

The unification of Yucatán and Mexico takes place. Read More

August 19, 1848

The announcement of the gold rush in California to the Eastern United States by the New York Herald takes place.
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September 16, 1848

Hyperion, the moon of Saturn, is discovered by William Cranch Bond and William Lassell. Read More

November 1, 1848

The opening of the Boston Female Medical School as the first female medical school, takes place in Boston, Massachusetts.
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November 3, 1848

The proclamation of the revised Dutch constitution takes place. Read More

November 4, 1848

The ratification of France's new constitution takes place, setting up the Second Republic of France.
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November 7, 1848

The first United States presidential election being held on the same date in every state takes place, resulting in Zachary Taylor's win against opponent Lewis Cass.
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