What was happening…?
• 28-year-old Richard Wagner wrote The Flying Dutchman (first version)• The US Supreme Court rules in the “Amistad” case that the Africans who seized control of the ship had been taken into slavery illegally
• Frederick Douglass spoke in front of the Anti-Slavery Covention in Nantucket, MA
Who was born…?
• Emmanuel Chabrier
~ French Composer and Pianist
• Antonin Dvorak
~ Czech Composer
• Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
~ Asso. Justice of US Supreme Court
• Albert Edward, Prince of Wales
~ Future King Edward VII
• Otto Wagner
~ Austrian Architect
• Adolfo Rivadeneyra
~ Spanish traveler, Diplomat, and Writer
How old was…?
• Brahms = 8 years-old
• Liszt = 30 years-old
• Schumann = 31 years-old
• Chopin = 31 years-old
• Mendelsohn = 42 years-old
• William Henry Harrison, the 9th US President
~ Died a month after his inauguration (first US President to die in office)
• Karl Friedrich Schinkel
~ Prussian architect
• Franz Xaver von Baader
~ German philosopher and theologian
What was written…?
• “Murders in the Rue Morgue” by Edgar Allen Poe
• “The Deerslayer” by James Fenimore Cooper
• “Self-Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson
• “The Old Curiosity Shop” by Charles Dickens
What was new…?
• The city of Dallas, Texas is founded by John Neely Bryan
• Oberlin College in Ohio grants the first BA degrees to women
• Adolphe Sax, a Belgian musician, invents the saxophone
• The New York Herald Tribune starts publishing
• Punch magazine in England starts publishing