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Sanford Dole, future president of the Republic of Hawai'i, born.

John Ricord arrives in the Islands as the only attorney in the Kingdom and is soon appointed the attorney general.

Ha'alilio, one of the first Hawaiian Commissioners to England and France, dies on his passage home.

First exportation of island silk.

Island imports total $350,000; exports come to $109,000.

First windmill in Honolulu erected in the yard of William French, in the middle of what is now Alakea Street between Hotel and Beretania Streets.

First commercial telegraph line begins operation.

Dominican Republic secedes from Haiti.

J.M.W. Turner paints Rain, Steam and Speed, a nearly-abstract landscape.

Alexandre Dumas publishes The Three Musketeers.

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