Today in History for May 1848
Events 1 - 13 of 13
1st - The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta is founded at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
6th - Otto Tank ends slavery in Suriname colony
7th - Prussians stop insurrection in Varsovia
13th - First performance of Finland's national anthem.
17th - Premier earl Schimmelpenninck resigns
18th - Opening of the first German National Assembly (Nationalversammlung) in Frankfurt, Germany.
19th - 1st department store opens
19th - Mexico gives Texas to US, ending the war
29th - Battle at Curtazone: Austrians beat Sardinia-Piemonte
29th - Wisconsin becomes 30th state
30th - 2nd battle at Gioto: Sardinia-Piemonte beats Austrians
30th - William G Young patents ice cream freezer
30th - Mexico ratifies treaty giving US; New Mexico, California & parts of Nevada, Utah, Arizona & Colorado in return for $15 million
Birthdays 1 - 4 of 4
Deaths 1 - 4 of 4
11th - Tom Cribb, English boxer (b. 1781)
18th - William A Leidesdorf, mixed-race early Californian, dies at 38 in SF
25th - Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, German writer (b. 1797)
31st - Eugénie de Guérin, French writer (b. 1805)