January: Mount Etna errupted.
February: Parliament was opened by Queen Victoria.
March: The first tunnel under the River Thames, constructed by Brunel, was opened for foot passengers.
April: William Wordsworth was appointed poet laureate and Queen Victoria's third child, a girl, was born.
May: Greenwich pier colapsed.
June: The anti-slavery commision commenced its sitings in London.
July: The centenary Weslyan conference was opened in Sheffield.
August: The opera house in Berlin was destroyed by fire.
September: Revolution in Athens, Greece.
October: A group of leading church ministers proposed establishing 700 new Sunday Schools.
November: The statue of Lord Nelson was raised to the summit of the new column in Trafalgar Square.
December: Riots in Madrid, Spain.
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