Royalty Theatre, Soho built
During the 1840s a new form of entertainment arrives from America known as the Nigger Minstrels *
Rowland Hill introduces the penny post
A number of places compete for the honour of being the first ever of a new kind of music hall.
Brompton Cemetery, on Old Brompton, Road opens
Nunhead Cemetery opens
London & Blackwall Railway, from The Minories to Brunswick Dock at Blackwall, opens
Penny Post introduced in England
British setlement of New Zealand begins
Clarinet invented in Germany by Johann Cristoph Denner
Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton call the first Womens rights convention in London
leader Abd al-Qadir conducts a bitter and violent war against the
Hippodrome racecourse in Ladbroke Grove closes
Jay's Mourning Warehouse opens at 247-9 Oxford Street
'The murders of the Rue Morgue' published by Edgar Allan Poe
First edition of Punch
Kew Gardens opens to the public
The London Library opens at 49 Pall Mall
Fleet and Marshalsea prison abolished
Pentonville Prison opened
Charles Dickens publishes his American Notes.
Health reformer Edwin Chadwick publishes his Sanitary Report
First Tunnel under the Thames in London, and first in the world under water, opens. Built by Isambard Brunel
Children's Employment Commission Report published
First issue of the Illustrated London News
Primrose Hill opens to the public
Queen Victoria travels by train, from Windsor to Paddington
Mudie's Library founded in Red Lion Square
New York Philharmonic Orchestra founded
Stephen Collins Foster publishes first song 'Open thy lattice love'
Theatre Regulations Act of 1843 passed.
Adelina Patti, the famous Opera singer, born 19th February
Nelson's column erected in Trafalgar Square
Thames Tunnel opened
News of the World first published
First Christmas cards go on sale in London, (many Christmas traditions have their origin in Victorian England)
Albion saloon, foreruner of Wilton's
New Royal Exchange building opens
Association for Promoting Cleanliness Amongst the Poor founded
Tom Thumb appears at the Egyptian Hall
The English Factory Act establishes a twelve hour working day for female factory workers
Samuel Morse sends first public telegram
Cremorne Gardens open
Hungerford Suspension Bridge opens
New Oxford Street opens
Victoria Park opens
Edgar Allen Poe publishes his book 'The Raven and other poems'
Women in Sweden get equal rights of inheritance
Catastrophic famine in Ireland begins, brought about by successive failures of the staple potato crop. In British-ruled Ireland the governments of Robert Peel and, particularly, John Russell, are slow to react to the disaster.
Opening of the Grand Harmonic Hall at the Grapes Tavern in Southwark.
Endell Street constructed
American Elias Howe invents the sewing machine
Ether demonstrated as a general anesthetic in Boston Massachusettes
First Saxophone patented by Antoine Joseph Sax
Planet Neptune observed and confirmed
The Corn Laws, established to set duties on the import of grain, were repealed as the result of the Irish Famine and of the campaigns led by the Anti-Corn Law League
New House of Lords opens
Clerkenwell House of Detention opens
Liberia was established by the American colonization society to enable freed slaves in the United States to return to Africa and settle there
Charlotte Bronte publishes 'Jane Eyre'
Emily Bronte publishes 'Wuthering Heights'
W.H.Smith's first bookstall opens
Chartist demonstration on Kennington Common
Simpson's Restaurant in the Strand opens
Waterloo Station opens, replaced Nine Elms as terminus for London & South Western Railway
Queen's College, first school for higher education of women, opens in Harley Street
American engineer James Bogardus builds the firts cast iron frame buildings
Californian Gold Rush Begins
Proposes Scale of Absolute Temperature
Coal Exchange, Lower Thames Street, opens
Great Hall at Euston Station opens
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