When Victoria Brown was born about 1845, in Alabama, United States, her father, Morgan Brown, was 34 and her mother, Caroline Lane, was 16. She lived in Springhill Township, Hempstead, Arkansas, United States in 1860.
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire
The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
English, Scottish, and Irish: generally a nickname referring to the color of the hair or complexion, Middle English br(o)un, from Old English brūn or Old French brun. This word is occasionally found in Old English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname. Brun- was also a Germanic name-forming element. Some instances of Old English Brūn as a personal name may therefore be short forms of compound names such as Brūngar, Brūnwine, etc. As a Scottish and Irish name, it sometimes represents a translation of Gaelic Donn. As an American family name, it has absorbed numerous surnames from other languages with the same meaning.