150 YEARS AGO
Apr The Waikato War, waged by the Maori chief Wiremu Kingi against the colonial government of New Zealand, ended, but other Maori/Colonial conflicts would start again and last until 1872.
May 28 Backed by Napoleon III, Maximilian of Hapsburg landed at Veracruz to take the throne of Mexico. Benito Juárez—forced out of Mexico City in 1863—ran his government-in-exile from present-day Ciudad Juárez and Chihuahua City.
June 30 Great Britain’s Parliament passed the “Chimney Sweepers Regulation Act,” a tougher piece of legislation (amending an ineffective 1840 one) levying heavy fines to any business employing “climbing boys”—children or teens.
Aug 22 The First Geneva Convention on War (Convention ...