1851 in History – What happened in year 1851

In history, year 1851 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 1851.

Know what happened in 1851:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
24 OctoberWilliam Lassell discovered the Uranian moons Umbriel and Ariel.
18 OctoberMoby-Dick, a novel by American writer Herman Melville, wasfirst published as The Whale.
22 AugustThe yacht America won the first America's Cup race (trophypictured) near the Isle of Wight, England.
01 MayThe Great Exhibition, the first ever world's fair, opened inLondon's Hyde Park.
18 SeptemberThe New York Times, the largest metropolitan newspaper in theUnited States, was founded.
24 OctoberWilliam Lassell discovered the Uranian moons Umbriel and Ariel.
06 FebruaryThe largest bushfire in a populous region in Australian historyswept across Victoria, resulting in approximately 5 million hectaresburnt.
11 MarchItalian Romantic composer Giuseppe Verdi's opera Rigoletto was first performed at La Fenice in Venice.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1851:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
04 March Alexandros Papadiamantis / Poet / Greece
04 AprilJames Campbell / Politician / United States of America
06 NovemberAsada Nobuoki / General / Japan
12 JuneOliver Lodge / Academic / United Kingdom
13 AprilWilliam Quan Judge / Theosophist / Ireland
13 SeptemberWalter Reed / Physician / United States of America
14 AugustYannoulis Chalepas / Sculptor / Greece
15 March William Mitchell Ramsay / Archaeologist / Scotland
16 AprilPonnambalam Ramanathan / Politician / Sri Lanka
16 March Martinus Beijerinck / Biologist / Netherlands
18 MayJames Budd / Politician / United States of America
18 DecemberGraciano López Jaena / Journalist / Philippines
19 January Jacobus Kapteyn / Academic / Netherlands
20 AprilSiegmund Lubin / Business Man / United States of America
20 MayEmile Berliner / Inventor / Germany
20 March Ismail Gasprinski / Educator / Ukraine
20 SeptemberHenry Arthur Jones / Playwright / United Kingdom
21 AprilCharles Barrois / Geologist / France
27 March Vincent d'Indy / Educator / France
31 DecemberHenry Carter Adams / Academic / United States of America

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