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
01 February Durham Stevens / Lawyer / United States of America
06 AprilGuillaume Bigourdan / Academic / France
07 JulyCharles Albert Tindley / Composer / United States of America
07 JuneTure Malmgren / Politician / Sweden
10 NovemberRichard Armstedt / Historian / Germany
13 AprilRobert Abbe / Surgeon / United States of America
13 AprilWilliam Quan Judge / Theosophist / Ireland
14 DecemberMary Tappan Wright / Writer / United States of America
15 March William Mitchell Ramsay / Archaeologist / Scotland
16 NovemberMinnie Hauk / Actress / United States of America
18 DecemberGraciano López Jaena / Journalist / Philippines
19 JuneSilvanus P. Thompson / Engineer / United Kingdom
20 SeptemberHenry Arthur Jones / Playwright / United Kingdom
20 MayEmile Berliner / Inventor / Germany
20 March Ismail Gasprinski / Educator / Ukraine
20 AprilSiegmund Lubin / Business Man / United States of America
21 MayLéon Bourgeois / Politician / France
23 JulyPeder Severin Krøyer / Painter / Denmark
24 JulyFriedrich Schottky / Mathematician / Germany
24 AugustTom Kendall / Cricketer / Australia

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