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TABLET OF MEMORY;
MIRROR OF CHRONOLOGY, HISTORY, STATISTICS,
MEMORABLE FACT AND ITEM OF INFORMATION IN THOSE
THE EARLIEST PERIOD TO THE YEAR 1838,
CLASSIFIED UNDER DISTINCT HEADS,
AND ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY, WITH THEIR DATES;
WITH A FULL AND EXACT
CHRONOLOGY OF EMINENT MEN,
OF ALL COUNTRIES AND CONDITIONS.
"Every line a lesson, every page a history."
GREATLY ENLARGED AND IMPROVED.
LONGMAN, ORME, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMAN, AND SHERWOOD,
THE contents of "THE NEW TABLET OF MEMORY," or "THE MIRROR OF CHRONOLOGY," &c. have been compiled from the most authentic annals; and as the utility of every publication is its greatest recommendation, the present work is adapted to every class of readers, and to every possible emergency of reference and information. In it, the reader may at one view look into antiquity, and inform himself of incidents of modern date and occurrence. By reference to its pages, the perusal of voluminous authors is obviated, and the remembrance of facts and dates forgotten or but imperfectly remembered, readily recalled and applied.
The present Edition has been greatly improved and enlarged. The specification of the improvement which one division of the Work has received, may enable the Reader to form an opinion of its general emendation. To the head, "Eminent and Remarkable Men," above four hundred names of distinguished persons have been inserted, which had been omitted in all previous Editions. Many corrections of errors have also been made, and some new heads added.
January 20, 1838.
Memorable Events, and Curious Facts
Accidents, Earthquakes, Famines, Fires, Frosts, Inundations,
Improvements, Inventions, Useful Discoveries, Sciences, &c..
Kingdoms, States, Cities, Towns, &c. founded
TABLET OF MEMORY;
Mirror of Chronology.
MEMORABLE EVENTS, AND CURIOUS FACTS.
ABBEYS and monasteries, 1069, pillaged of their plate and jewels by William the Conqueror
- obliged to change their tenures, 1070 - one hundred suppressed by order of council, 1414
dissolved by Henry VIII. to the value of 2,853,000l., 1540
suppressed in Germany, 1785
in France 1790
-one built in Dorsetshire, 1796
John's Colchester, hanged for denying the
Abbotts-hall farm, Great Wigborough, the property of Mr. Cline, surgeon, the whole of the farmery standing upon nearly two acres of ground, destroyed by fire, April 12, 1817
Abdication of Sovereignty; first instance of, by the Roman Emperor Disclesian, 303 Abolition of hereditary peerage, and the law of entails in France, 1834
of Monastic establishments in Portugal, May 28, 1834; suppressed in Madrid, 1836
Acquittal of the seven bishops, who had been committed to the Tower by that arbitrary monarch James II., 1688
Act of Uniformity, by which two thousand ministers were ejected from the pale of the Established Church of England, 1662 Addresses to the chief executive magistrate of the realm, originated in the time of Oliver Cromwell
Admiral, the first in France, 1286
the first in England, 1297
Erostatic Ascent.-The first made was in
distinguished member of the French Institute, Dec. 1, 1783
the first made in England, Sept. 15, 1784
- Voyage from Dover to Calais by Blan-
- Garnerin, who was the first to descend in
Madame Blanchard, at night, from the Tivoli Gardens in Paris, in June, 1819, when the balloon catching fire from some fire-works which she carried with her, she fell from a great height, and was dashed to pieces
- Voyage performed November 7, 1836, by Messrs. Green, Monck Mason, and Holland, in the largest balloon ever constructed. They ascended from London at half-past one o'clock, p. m., and descended at Weilburgh, near Coblentz, a distance of about 480 English miles, at half-past seven, on the morning of the succeeding day
African Slavery, total abolition of, throughout the Colonies of the British Empire, August 1, 1834, by the grant of twenty millions sterling to the West India Planters, for the emancipation of their slaves Agricultural Societies, first established in England, 1787
Air-balloons. See Air-balloons, title Inventions and Discoveries
Albion Mills, Blackfriars, destroyed by fire, 1791
Aldermen first appointed, 882
Ale invented, 1404, B.C.; ale-booths set up
Alien Priories seized by the king, 1337