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Events from the year
1843 in the United Kingdom.
Incumbents [ edit ]
January — The
Quaker magazine begins publication. The Friend 6 January —
Antarctic explorer James Clark Ross discovers Snow Hill Island. 20 January —
Daniel M'Naghten shoots and kills the Prime Minister's private secretary, Edward Drummond, in Whitehall.  4 March — M'Naghten is found not guilty of murder "by reason of insanity", giving rise to the
M'Naghten Rules on criminal responsibility, and subsequently committed to Bethlem Hospital.  24 March —
Battle of Hyderabad: The Bombay Army led by Major General Sir Charles Napier defeats the Talpur Emirs, securing Sindh province for the British Raj. 25 March —
Marc Isambard Brunel's Thames Tunnel, the first tunnel under the River Thames, is opened.  27 March — Decision in
, a leading Foss v Harbottle precedent in English corporate law, declares that in any action in which a wrong is alleged to have been done to a company, the proper claimant is the company itself and not individual shareholders.  4 April —
William Wordsworth accepts the office of Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom following the death of Robert Southey on 21 March.  4 May —
Natal proclaimed British colony.  18 May — The
Disruption of the Church of Scotland takes place in Edinburgh. 19 July —
Isambard Kingdom Brunel's SS is launched from Great Britain Bristol.  September —
Ada Lovelace translates and expands Menabrea’s notes on Charles Babbage's analytical engine, including an algorithm for calculating a sequence of Bernoulli numbers, regarded as the world's first computer program.    2 September —
newspaper first published (preliminary issue dated August). The Economist 1 October —
newspaper first published. News of the World It will survive until 2011.  3 November–4 November — The statue of Nelson placed atop
Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, London.  13 December —
Basutoland becomes a British protectorate.  December — The world's first
Christmas cards, commissioned by Sir Henry Cole in London from the artist John Callcott Horsley, are sent. 
Undated [ edit ]
Publications [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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^ "Royal Visit". The Bristol Mirror. 20 July 1843. pp. 1–2.
^ Fuegi, John; Francis, Jo (October–December 2003). "Lovelace & Babbage and the creation of the 1843 'notes '". IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 25 (4): 16–26. doi: 10.1109/MAHC.2003.1253887.
^ "Ada Byron, Lady Lovelace". Archived from the original on 21 July 2010 . Retrieved . 2010-07-11
^ Menabrea, L. F. (1843). "Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage". Scientific Memoirs 3. Archived from the original on 13 September 2010 . Retrieved . 2010-10-01
^ Buday, György (1992). "The history of the Christmas card". Omnigraphics: 8.
^ Lewis, Darcy (2006). "Timeline: Oxford". TimeTravel-Britain.com . Retrieved . 2010-10-18