National Weather Service Map

Joseph Henry, the first director of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, USA, founded the national weather service in 1848. Continue reading

Prime Minister of Sardinia-Piedmont

Under the constitution of March 5, 1848, Count Cesare Balbo, a notable figure in the Italian Risorgimento and liberal Piedmontese writer, became the first Prime Minister of Sardinia-Piedmont. Continue reading

The first European legislator of African descent

Louisy Mathieu, who was a European of African descent, was elected on August 22nd 1848, representing Guadeloupe in the French National Assembly, serving only one term. Continue reading