Philadelphia Timeline, 1851
- March 18. Assembly Building, S. W. Corner Tenth and Chestnut Streets, burned.
- December 24. Public reception to Louis Kossuth, the Hungarian patriot.
- December 26. Hart's Building and the Shakespeare Building at Sixth and Chestnut Streets burned.
- December 30. Barnum's Museum, corner Seventh and Chestnut Streets, burned.
Excerpted from "Happenings in ye Olde Philadelphia 1680-1900" by Rudolph J. Walther, 1925, Walther Printing House, Philadelphia, PA