1849 in The United Kingdom - Events

Events

  • 13 January — Second Anglo-Sikh War: British forces retreat from the Battle of Chillianwala.
  • 22 January — Second Anglo-Sikh War: The city of Multan falls to the British East India Company following the Siege of Multan.
  • 21 February — Second Anglo-Sikh War: British victory at the Battle of Gujarat.
  • 3 March — The Arana-Southern Treaty with the Argentine Confederation ends British involvement in the Anglo-French blockade of the Río de la Plata.
  • 29 March — The United Kingdom annexes the Punjab.
  • 21 April — Great Famine (Ireland): 96 inmates of the overcrowded Ballinrobe Union Workhouse die over the course of the preceding week from illness and other famine-related conditions, a record high. This year's potato crop again fails and there are renewed outbreaks of cholera.
  • May — First exhibition of paintings by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood: John Everett Millais' Isabella and Holman Hunt's Rienzi at the Royal Academy summer exhibition, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti's Girlhood of Mary Virgin at the Free Exhibition on Hyde Park Corner.
  • 19 May — Irishman William Hamilton arrested after shooting blank shots at Queen Victoria.
  • 2–12 August — Visit of Queen Victoria to Cork, Dublin and Belfast.
  • 13 December — Foundation stone of Llandovery College is laid.

Read more about this topic:  1849 In The United Kingdom

Other articles related to "events, event":

Copenhagen - Culture and Recreation - Annual Events
... Copenhagen Marathon, Copenhagen's annual marathon event ... It is the largest fashion event in Northern Europe ... Copenhagen Jazz Festival, which begins on the first Friday in July, is a popular annual event that is the result of Copenhagen's significant jazz scene ...
2000s (decade) - Popular Culture - Sports
... The 2002 Salt Lake City and the 2006 Turin Winter Olympic Games were also major events, though less popular ... Usain Bolt of Jamaica dominated the male sprinting events at the Beijing Olympics, in which he broke three world records, allowing him to be the first man to ever ... Association football's important events included two World Cups, one organized in South Korea, Japan, which saw Brazil win a record fifth title, and the other in Germany, which saw Italy's fourth title ...
Slalom Skiing - Proper Definition
... This category separates them from the "speed events" like Super-G and Downhill ... In the United States, skiing events including slalom are managed by the U.S ...
Book Of Genesis - Structure
... has a symmetrical structure hinged around chapter 6–9, the flood story, with the events before the flood mirrored by the events after ... The "patriarchal history" recounts the events of the major patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to whom God reveals himself and to whom the promise of descendants and land is made ...
Æthelred The Unready - Legacy
... accounts of, and later accretions to, the narrative of events during Æthelred's long and complex reign ... period, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, which, as it reports events with a retrospect of 15 years, cannot help but interpret events with the eventual English defeat a ... Yet, as virtually no strictly contemporary narrative account of the events of Æthelred's reign exists, historians are forced to rely on what evidence ...

Famous quotes containing the word events:

    The return of the asymmetrical Saturday was one of those small events that were interior, local, almost civic and which, in tranquil lives and closed societies, create a sort of national bond and become the favorite theme of conversation, of jokes and of stories exaggerated with pleasure: it would have been a ready- made seed for a legendary cycle, had any of us leanings toward the epic.
    Marcel Proust (1871–1922)

    It is the true office of history to represent the events themselves, together with the counsels, and to leave the observations and conclusions thereupon to the liberty and faculty of every man’s judgement.
    Francis Bacon (1561–1626)

    Individuality is founded in feeling; and the recesses of feeling, the darker, blinder strata of character, are the only places in the world in which we catch real fact in the making, and directly perceive how events happen, and how work is actually done.
    William James (1842–1910)