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|( 1840s: ) 1843|
- January 20 – Honório Hermeto Carneiro Leão, Marquis of Paraná, becomes de facto first prime minister of the Empire of Brazil.
- February 25 – Paulet Affair: Lord George Paulet occupies the Kingdom of Hawaii, in the name of Great Britain.
- March 8 – The Danish government re-establishes the Althing in Iceland as an advisory body, by royal decree.
- March 21 – The world does not end, contrary to the first prediction by American preacher William Miller.
- April 7 – The Indian Slavery Act, 1843 removes legal support for slavery within the territories of the East India Company
- May 4 – Natal is proclaimed a British colony.
- July 12 – Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement in the United States, receives a revelation recommending polygamy.
- September 2 – The Economist newspaper is first published in London (preliminary issue dated August).
- September 15 (Sept. 3, O.S.) – A Popular uprising in Athens, Greece, including citizens and military captains, demands from King Otto a liberal Constitution from the state, which has been governed since independence (1830) by various domestic and foreign business interests.
- November 17 – The city of Shanghai opens for trade with foreigners for the first time, welcoming a party of traders from the United Kingdom.
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|Title||Born||Place of birth||Died||Summary|
|William McKinley||29 January 1843||Ohio|
|14 September 1901||Politician|