Queen Victoria Young Head Farthing 1846

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What Happened in 1846?

  • jan 27 - Magnetic Telegraph Co. completes the link between New York and Philadelphia. The tariff is 25 cents per 10 words
    feb - Irish Potato Famine reaches its worst
    feb 19 - Texas formally joins the United States.
    mar 27 - Jerry Finney, 15-year resident of Columbus, Ohio hotels, is kidnapped for allegedly being a fugitive slave and is sent to bondage in Kentucky. Outraged, Columbus residents eventually raise money to buy his freedom.
    apr 25 - The Mexican-American War ?+ ignited as a result of disputes over claims to Texas boundaries. The outcome of the war [1848] fixed Texas' southern boundary at the Rio Grande River.
    apr 27 - The first arrival of a train to Celje.
    jun 19 - first baseball game under recognizable modern rules.
    sep 23 - Discovery of Neptune by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle?.
    dec 28 - Iowa becomes the 29th U.S. State.
    |GERMANY| Zeiss begins manufacturing lenses.
    Double cylinder rotary press produces 8,000 sheets an hour.
    The Smithsonian Institute is founded in Washington.
    Britian repeals the Corn Laws.