1849 in History – What happened in year 1849

In history, year 1849 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 1849.

Know what happened in 1849:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
05 JuneA new constitution was introduced in Denmark, establishing aconstitutional monarchy and the Rigsdag, a bicameral parliamentconsisting of the Landsting and the Folketing.
07 OctoberAmerican writer Edgar Allan Poe died under mysteriouscircumstances at Washington Medical College four days after being foundon the streets of Baltimore, Maryland, in a delirious and incoherentstate.
10 MayA personal dispute between actors Edwin Forrest and WilliamMacready in New York City devolved into a riot that left at least 25dead and more than 120 injured.
17 September American slave Harriet Tubman escaped; she would become famousfor orchestrating the rescues of more than 70 other slaves via the'Underground Railroad'.
17 SeptemberAmerican slave Harriet Tubman escaped; she would become famousfor orchestrating the rescues of more than 70 other slaves via the'Underground Railroad'.
22 MayAbraham Lincoln was issued a patent for an invention to liftboats over obstacles in a river, making him the only U.S. President toever hold a patent.
25 AprilAfter Lord Elgin, the Governor General of Canada, signed theRebellion Losses Bill into law to compensate the residents of LowerCanada for losses incurred in Rebellions of 1837, protestors rioted andburned down the Parliament building in Montreal.
23 JanuaryElizabeth Blackwell received her M.D. from Geneva Medical College in New York, making her the first female physician in the United States and the first openly identified woman to graduate from medical school.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1849:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 NovemberWilliam Merritt Chase / Painter / United States of America
02 March Robert Means Thompson / Lawyer / United States of America
02 MayBernhard von Bülow / Politician / Germany
04 February Jean Richepin / Poet / France
05 DecemberEduard Seler / Academic / Germany
07 March Luther Burbank / Author / United States of America
12 January Jean Béraud / Painter / Russia
17 March Charles F. Brush / Business Man / United States of America
18 DecemberHenrietta Edwards / Author / Canada
18 February Alexander Kielland / Author / Norway
19 JulyFerdinand Brunetière / Scholar / France
20 JulyRobert Anderson Van Wyck / Politician / United States of America
22 NovemberChristian Rohlfs / Painter / Germany
22 MayAston Webb / Academic / United Kingdom
25 AprilFelix Klein / Academic / Germany
26 SeptemberIvan Pavlov / Physician / Russia
28 March James Darmesteter / Author / France
29 NovemberJohn Ambrose Fleming / Engineer / United Kingdom
29 JulyMax Nordau / Author / Hungary
30 DecemberJohn Milne / Seismologist / United Kingdom

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1849:

YearName / Profession / Country
NA NALal Mohan Ghosh / Lawyer / India

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