1843 in History – What happened in year 1843

✅ Published on April 4th, 2009 in 19th Century in History

In history, year 1843 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1843.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1843 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
20 januaryHonório Hermeto Carneiro Leão, Marquis of Paraná, became thede facto first prime minister of the Empire of Brazil.
11 marchEta Carinae flared up to become the second brightest star in the night sky.
16 mayThe first major wagon train heading for the Pacific Northwestset out on the Oregon Trail with a thousandpioneers from Elm Grove, Missouri.
17 juneNew Zealand Wars-An armed posse of Europeans set out from Nelson to arrest Ngati Toa chief Te Rauparaha and clashed with Maori,resulting in 26 deaths.
12 julyJoseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, proclaimed a revelation recommending polygamy.
19 julySS Great Britain, the first ocean-going ship that had both aniron hull and a screw propeller, launched from Bristol, UK.
04 septemberTeresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies married Pedro II of Brazilat a state ceremony.
13 octoberB'nai B'rith, the oldest continually operating Jewish serviceorganization in the world, was founded in New York City.
14 octoberB'nai B'rith, the oldest continually operating Jewish serviceorganization in the world, was founded in New York City.
19 decemberA Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens a novella about the miser Ebenezer Scrooge and his conversion after being visited by three Christmas ghosts was first published.
02 JanuaryThe postal service began regularly, and the first letter box was installed in the Austrian capital Vienna.
20 JanuaryRoyal Academy Technical Hague Court) opened in Delft.
06 FebruaryThe Virginia Minstrel performed the first bang at the Bowery Amphitheater in New York City.
16 MarchThe city of Petropolis was founded by the Brazilian government.
07 AprilThe East India Company removed the legal support for slavery from the Indian Slavery Act 1843.
22 MayThe first wagon train with 700–1000 migrants was sent to Freedom Oregon, Missouri.
24 JuneVincenzo Soliva declared that no Jew could live outside the ghetto in Italy.
31 AugustThe Liberty Party nominated James Birness to be the presidential candidate.
02 SeptemberThe Economist newspaper was first published in London.
01 OctoberEvery news of the world was started in London.
25 NovemberThe Mount Etna eruption in Italy killed 69 people in the village of Bronte.
13 DecemberBasutoland was made a British protector.


Famous birthdays in the year 1843:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AugustRobert Todd Lincoln / Politician / United States of America
03 February William Cornelius Van Horne / Business Man / United States of America
04 AprilWilliam Henry Jackson / Photographer / United States of America
05 MayWilliam George Beers / Dentist / Canada
07 JulyCamillo Golgi / Physician / Italy
07 NovemberWilliam Plankinton / Business Man / United States of America
08 January Karl Eduard Heusner / Admiral / Germany
09 JuneBertha von Suttner / Journalist / Austria
11 January Adolf Eberle / Painter / Germany
11 DecemberRobert Koch / Physician / Germany
12 JuneDavid Gill / Author / United Kingdom
16 February Henry M. Leland / Business Man / United States of America
21 DecemberThomas Bracken / Journalist / New Zealand
23 DecemberRichard Conner / Sergeant / United States of America
23 JunePaul Heinrich von Groth / Scientist / Germany
27 SeptemberGaston Tarry / Academic / France
29 SeptemberMikhail Skobelev / General / Russia
29 AugustDavid B. Hill / Politician / United States of America
31 JulyPeter Rosegger / Poet / Austria
31 AugustGeorg von Hertling / Politician / Germany
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