Why Famous: Greatest novelist of the Victorian period.
- 1836-04-02 English novelist and social critic Charles Dickens (24) marries Catherine Thomson Hogarth (20)
- 1836-02-07 "Sketches by Boz" (essays) published by Charles Dickens
- 1842-01-03 Charles Dickens and his wife Catherine leave Liverpool, England for America on board the RMS Britannia
- 1842-01-22 Charles Dickens arrives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife, Catherine
- 1843-12-19 "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens is published, 6,000 copies sold
- 1846-01-21 1st edition of Charles Dickens' newspaper "The Daily News"
- 1854-04-01 Hard Times begins serialisation in Charles Dickens magazine, "Household Words"
- 1859-04-30 Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" is first published in literary periodical "All the Year Round" (weekly installments until Nov 26)
- 1859-11-26 Last weekly installment of Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" is published in literary periodical "All the Year Round"
- 1867-12-02 In a New York City theater, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States