James Pillans was the creator of the chalkboard. He was an old high school teacher in Scotland He taught Geography and was the headmaster at Old Royal High School. He was also credited for making chalk too.
First ever kindergarten in the U.S is started
It is started in Watertown, Wisconsin. It was founded by Margarethe Schurz, and four years later there was a "Formal" kindergarten established in Boston, Massachusetts.
First Public School for the Deaf
This was created in Boston. It was known as Horace Mann School for the Deaf.