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What Happened on November 1, 1848

Article: WHSmith: a Retail Giant Born From a Widow's Might

Historical Events

  • Classes begin at Boston Female Medical College, 1st US female medical college

TrainOpening of Euston Station

WHSmith opens its 1st railway bookstall, at Euston Station in London

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An early print of Euston station showing the wrought iron roof of 1837. Note the open carriages.
An early print of Euston station showing the wrought iron roof of 1837. Note the open carriages.
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1848 Highlights

About November 1, 1848

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 172 years, 1 month and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Scorpio