What Happened in 1849

Significant Events

  • Dec 22 The execution of Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky is called off at the last second
More Historical Events

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Safety pin patented by Walter Hunt (NYC); sold rights for $400

On April 10, 1849


World Leaders in 1849

Famous People in 1849

Famous Weddings

  • May 29 Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur (26) weds secretary Marie Laurent (23) in Strasbourg, France
  • Jul 26 Prime Minister of Canada John Abbott (28) weds Mary Bethune at bride's parents home

Famous Divorces

  • Mar 28 Dutch princess Marianne & Prince Albert of Prussia separate