1851

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Year: 1848 1849 185018511852 1853 1854

1851 (MDCCCLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday.


Events

  • November 14 – Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick; or The Whale is published in the U.S. by Harper & Brothers, New York, after being first published on October 18 in London by Richard Bentley, in 3 volumes as The Whale.
  • December 2 – Louis Napoleon, president of France, dissolves the French National Assembly and declares a new constitution to extend his term. Later he declares himself as Emperor Napoleon III, ending the Second Republic.

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