Here are some one liners...
A Man in Uniform and a Woman in Pants -- The first baseball uniform and I talk about how men's and women's fashions are changing.
The View of Yosemite -- Yosemite is seen by a white man for the first time. I talk about the dangers of Yosemite today.
The Memory of 13 Martyrs -- The Hungarian rebellion is lost and 13 men are hanged. They will be remembered by the custom of not clinking one's beer glass.
In Other News -- The Kennedys have landed, Poe is dead and we have the first Woman physician in America
A Man in Uniform and a Woman in PantsThe New York Knickerbockers become the first baseball team to wear a uniform during official play. According to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, it consists of "a white flannel shirt, blue wool pants and a straw hat." The term "Knickerbocker" refers to a New Yorker who is descended from Dutch immigrants who had founded New Amsterdam. "Knickerbockers" also refers to a popular type of pants called "knickers" that tie below the knee. FYI, "bloomers" for women are also popular this year. They are flowing pants worn under a skirt and tied below the knee. In Great Britain "knickers" refers to women's underwear. An Englishman might say, "Don't get your knickers in a twist." Americans would express that same sentiment differently. (I am struggling not to make an off-color joke. I have my dignity to think of.)  
The View of YosemiteIn the course of human events Dr. Lafayette Bunnell has done his part. He worked in a hospital during the Mexican-American War and after the war was over he heard rumors of gold in California. As he follows the Merced River he glances toward the Sierra Nevada mountains and sees something spectacular... Half Dome... a chunk of granite rising over 4,000 feet high with one side looking as if it has been chopped off. When he asks the miners about it, none of them have ever seen it before, so he can claim to be the first white man to have seen it. In 1851, he will join a the Mariposa militia in fighting the Indians that are attacking the local miners. His battalion will visit the valley where Half Dome is located and Bunnell will ask for a vote of the men to name the valley. They choose the name Yosemite. It means "killer" in the local Indian language and refers to the Indian tribe that the militia are looking for in that area. The local Indians call the place "Ahwahnee" which means "Big Mouth". If you look down the valley it seems as if it will swallow you. It is worth a look.   
The Memory of 13 MartyrsThe Hungarians recently rebelled against their Austrian masters and the war has been hard and bloody. The rebels seemed to be winning until the Russians stepped in. Now it looks hopeless, mostly because it is. In a last ditch effort, the Hungarian rebels turn to General Artúr Görgey. If anyone can do it he can, but he can't do it. He surrenders. The Austrians want to hang him and so do a few Hungarians, but the Russians spare his life. Instead, the Austrians hang 12 other generals and one colonel. Many others will be put to death, but these men will be remembered as martyrs to the cause well into the modern day.  
In Other News
- Edgar Allan Poe dies in Baltimore at the age of 40. " Quoth the Raven 'Nevermore.'" Newspapers report he died of alcoholism but in truth no one really knows. 
- Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first woman physician in the United States. She had gained entrance to medical school at Hobart College through the unanimous vote of the 150 male students then enrolled.