There is no better source of the stories of yesterday, as they were actually told, than Newspaper Archives. Discover your ancestry with records from every world history event and find treasures that simply aren't available anywhere else. Newspaper Archives have preserved essential accounts of your family, famous people and events that shaped this nation for hundreds of years.
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The first president of the independent African Republic of Liberia is announced as Joseph Jenkins Roberts.
The Bourbon kingdom of the Two Sicilies experiences the Palermo rising. Read More
The beginning of construction of the Washington, D.C.'s Washington Monument takes place.
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.
The Communist Manifesto is published in London by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Read More
The first Joint Premiers of the Province of Canada elected under a system of responsible government are Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin.
The beginning of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 takes place. Read More
The beginning of the First Schleswig War for control the Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein takes place.
The formation of Phi Gamma Delta as a North American collegiate fraternity takes place. Read More
The opening of the first German National Assembly in Frankfurt, Germany takes place. Read More
The treaty ending the Mexican-American War, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, is ratified by the Mexican government.
The admittance of Wisconsin as the 30th U.S. state takes place. Read More
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.
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.
The beginning of the Matale Rebellion in Sri Lanka takes place against British rule. Read More
The annexation of the Oregon Country by President James Polk of the United States takes place, renaming it the Oregon Territory.
The unification of Yucatán and Mexico takes place. Read More
The announcement of the gold rush in California to the Eastern United States by the New York Herald takes place.
Hyperion, the moon of Saturn, is discovered by William Cranch Bond and William Lassell. Read More
The opening of the Boston Female Medical School as the first female medical school, takes place in Boston, Massachusetts.
The proclamation of the revised Dutch constitution takes place. Read More
The ratification of France's new constitution takes place, setting up the Second Republic of France.
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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