Historical Events for Year 1843

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Jan 2nd - Wagner's opera "Der Fliegende Holländer" premieres, Dresden
Jan 4th - Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Don Pasquale," premieres in Paris
Jan 4th - Royal Academy (Technical Hague court) Delft opens
Feb 2nd - US & British settlers in Oregon Country choose government committee
Feb 6th - The first minstrel show in the United States The Virginia Minstrels opens (Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City).
Feb 11th - Opera "I Lombardi," premieres in Milan
Mar 3rd - Congress appropriates $30,000 "to test the practicability of establishing a system of electro-magnetic telegraphs" by the US
Mar 7th - 1st Catholic governor in US, Edward Kavanagh of Maine, takes office
Mar 14th - Boston conducts its 1st town meeting (Faneuil Hall)
May 4th - Great Britain annexes Natal
May 18th - United Free Church of Scotland forms
May 22nd - 1st wagon train, 1000+ depart Independence Missouri for Oregon
Jun 1st - It snows in Buffalo & Rochester NY & Cleveland Ohio
Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate Sojourner TruthAbolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate Sojourner Truth Jun 1st - Sojourner Truth leaves NY to begin her career as antislavery activist
Jun 24th - Vincenzo Soliva decrees no Jew can live outside ghetto in Italy
Jun 26th - Hong Kong proclaimed a British Crown Colony
Jul 2nd - An alligator falls from sky during a thunderstorm in Charleston, South Carolina
Jul 5th - Committee of 9 appointed to establish civil government in Oregon Country
Jul 12th - Mormon leader Joseph Smith says God allows polygamy
Jul 19th - Brunel's steamship the SS Great Britain is launched, becoming the first ocean-going craft with an iron hull or screw propeller and also becoming the largest vessel afloat in the world.
Religious Leader Joseph Smith JrReligious Leader Joseph Smith Jr Aug 8th - Natal (in South Africa) is made a British colony
Aug 15th - National black convention meets (Buffalo NY)
Aug 15th - Tivoli Park in Copenhagen opens
Aug 26th - Charles Thurber patents a typewriter
Aug 30th - 1st blacks participation in natl political convention (Liberty Party)
Aug 31st - Liberty Party nominates James Birneyas presidential candidate
Oct 1st - News of the World began publication in London.
Oct 13th - B'nai B'rith founded (NY)
Oct 14th - British arrest Irish nationalist Daniel O'Connell for conspiracy
Oct 16th - Sir William Rowan Hamilton comes up with the idea of quaternions, a non-commutative extension of complex numbers.
Oct 20th - 1st Chinese immigrant arrives in Suriname
Nov 13th - Mt Rainier in Washington State erupts
Nov 27th - Opera "Bohemian Girl" is produced (London)
Nov 28th - Ka Lahui: Hawaiian Independence Day - The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation.
Dec 1st - 1st chartered mutual life insurance company opens
Dec 4th - Manila paper (made from sails, canvas & rope) patented, Mass
Dec 4th - Robert Schumann's "Das Paradies und die Peri" premieres in Leipzig
Dec 6th - Amsterdam-Utrecht railway opens
Novelist Charles DickensNovelist Charles Dickens Dec 13th - "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens published, 6,000 copies sold
Dec 19th - Charles Dickens publishes "A Christmas Carol" in England
Dec 25th - 1st theatre matinee (Olympic Theatre, NYC)

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