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Newspapers served as a crucial element in keeping track of historical events throughout the decade of the 1840's. The occurrences that shaped our world have been documented through the use of newspapers, and for the year 1849, such events include the enactment of the Importation Act, the declaration of Minnesota as a United States territory, the passing of the Gold Coinage Act, the signing of the Rebellion Losses Bill, the establishment of Ft. Worth, Texas, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
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. What will you discover?
France's first postage stamp, the Ceres, is issued. Read More
Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first female doctor in the United States upon obtaining her M.D. from Geneva, New York's Medical Institute.
The enactment of the Importation Act of 1846 implements the Abolition of the Corn Laws by the United Kingdom.
The proclamation of the new Roman Republic takes place. Read More
President James Polk of the United States has his photograph taken in New York City, becoming the first President to do so.
The incorporation of the Census Office, General Land Office, Office of Indian Affairs, and Patent and Trademark Office takes place upon the establishment of the United States Department of the Interior.
The declaration of Minnesota as an United States territory takes place. Read More
The passing of the Gold Coinage Act by the United States Congress takes place, allowing the minting of gold coins.
The oath of office is taken by the 12th President of the United States, Zachary Taylor. Read More
Punjab is annexed by the United Kingdom. Read More
Austrian troops put an end to the insurrection in Brescia. Read More
The end of the German Revolutions of 1848 take place with no success. Read More
Independence from Austria is declared by Hungary. Read More
The signing of the Rebellion Losses Bill by Governor General James Bruce of Canada takes place, marking the beginning of the Montreal Riots.
The end of the Second Carlist War in Spain takes place. Read More
The beginning of Dresden's May Uprising takes place, the last uprising of which to take place during the German Revolutions of 1848.
The republican government of Sicily is crushed and Palermo is overtaken by troops of the Two Sicilies.
Most of the city of St. Louis is burnt down when a steamboat catches fire and starts the St. Louis Fire.
The announcement of Denmark becoming a constitutional monarchy takes place. Read More
The establishment of Fort Worth, Texas takes place. Read More
The end of the Prussian-Danish War is brought about by the defeat of the Prussian army by the Danish at Fredericia, Jutland.
The Hungarian rebellion is stopped by Austria with the help of Russia. Read More
The portion of the Pennsylvania Railroad going from Lewiston to Harrisburg opens as the first segment of the Railroad.
A charter is granted to the Austin College in Huntsville, Texas. Read More
A general election results in the ratification of the Constitution of California. Read More
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