|This year in history|
In the year
|The London National Gallery opens to the public for the first time.
|Irish physicist, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), was born in Belfast. He is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest contributors to modern day physics. He did extensive work in the fields of electricity and thermodynamics and was one of the pioneers in the development of the telegraph.
|The country of Liberia was formed in the African continent by a group of Freed American slaves.
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