Historical Events of 1848

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Can you name the significant events of 1848?

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January 3Joseph Jenkins Roberts is sworn in as the first president of this African republic
January 24Gold is discovered in Sutter's Mill, setting off a Gold Rush in this US State
February 21This work of political activism, by two German economic philosophers, is published in London
March 3Lajos (Louis) Kossuth gives a speech to the parliament of this region of a major European empire, an event which leads directly to a revolution two weeks later
March 13This Austrian foreign minister resigns his post and accepts exile
March 24The First Schleswig War begins, over control of the Schleswig-Holstein regions claimed by this northern European country
April 10This political and social movement headed by Feargus O'Connor held a mass meeting on Kennington Park London to submit a petition to the House of Commons
May 15Radicals storm the parliament in this major European capital, setting off revolts throughout the city
May 19This treaty which cedes large amounts of its northern territory to the U.S. is ratified by Mexico
June 17The Austrian army crushes a revolt in this central European city
July 19The first major women's rights conference in US History is held in this upstate New York town
July 26The Matale Rebellion begins on this island, a British colonial possession in the Indian Ocean
July 29A rebellion in Ireland is fueled in part by the country's decade long struggle against a famine caused by the failure of this crop
September 12This landlocked European country enacts a new constitution, based in part on that of the United States
September 16This Moon of Saturn is discovered by Lassell and Bond(s)
September 16This practice is abolished in all French colonies, 15 years after its abolition in Great Britain and 17 years before its abolition in the United States
November 1The first medical school in the world to train female doctors opens in this northeast American city
November 7This hero of the Mexican American War is elected the 12th President of the United States
December 20The nephew of this former French ruler is sworn in as the first President of the Second French Republic

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