America Noted: The year is 1842 . . .

America Noted

The year is 1842.

February 21: John Greenough patents first sewing machine;

February 22: Lincoln gives Temperance Speech;

May 14: The Illustrated London News begins publication;

May 25: Christian Doppler discovers the Doppler Effect;

May 30: John Francis attempts to assassinate Queen Victoria;

Dr. Crawford Long of Georgia uses ether as an anesthetic;

August 29: Britain ends the Opium War against China;

October 15: Karl Marx becomes editor of Rheinische Zeitung;

November 22: Mount St. Helens erupts;

December 7: New York Philharmonic gives its first concert;

and

January 3: Charles Dickens sets sail for America.

At the 2017 festival you can follow along on his journey
and see America through the eyes of Charles Dickens.

The Britannia entering Boston Harbor

The Britannia entering Boston Harbor

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