January 10 - Marriage of Napoleon and Josephine is annulled.
February 11 - Napoleon
April 19 - Venezuela achieves home rule: Emparan, Governor of the Captaincy General
is removed by the people of Caracas and a Junta is installed.
May 10 - Revolutionary occupation of Buenos Aires town hall.
May 25 - Armed citizens of Buenos Aires expel the Viceroy from Spain and establish
a provincial government for Argentina.
July - Napoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland.
July 20 - Colombia declares independence from Spain.King George III
of England recognized as insane.
September 8 - The Tonquin sets sail from New York Harbor with 33 employees of John
Jacob Astor's newly created Pacific Fur Company on board. After a six month journey
around the tip of South America, the ship will arrive at the mouth of the Columbia River and
Astor's men will establish fur-trading town of Astoria.
September 16 - National Independence Day of the Republic of Mexico.
October 12 - First Oktoberfest: The Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to join
the celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Louis of Bavaria to Princess Therese
January 3 - Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie
, Irish traveler.
February 11 - Loisa Puget
February 22 - Frédéric Chopin
, Polish composer (+ 1849).
February 26 - Not Baptized child van den Houten
March 1 - Frederic Chopin
, French-Polish composer.
March 2 - Pope Leo XIII
May 23 - Margaret Fuller
, journalist, feminist (+ 1850).
June 8 - Robert Schumann
, German composer, pianist.
July 21 - Henri Victor Regnault
chemist and physicist.
September 11 - Sara Volaart
October 10 - James Wilson Marshall
, contractor and builder of Sutter's Mill.
November 24 - Adriaan van den Houten
October 28 - Jannetje van den Houten
November 24 - Jan Verton
November 28 - Baltus van den Houten
, Gothic architect.Deaths
February 28 - Not Baptized child van den Houten
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