February 12 - Chile gains its independence from Spain.
March 11 - Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is published.
April 4 - The United States Congress adopts the flag of the United States as having 13
red and white stripes and one star for each state (20 stars) with additional stars to be
added whenever a new state is added to the Union.
December 3 - Illinois is admitted as the 21st U.S. state.
December 24 - "Silent Night" composed by Franz Xaver Gruber.
December 25 - The first performance of "Silent Night" (Church of St. Nikolaus in
Karl XIV Johan becomes King of Sweden.
Anglo-Chinese College founded by Robert Morrison in Malacca.Births
April 8 - King Christian IX
April 29 - Emperor Alexander II
May 5 - Karl Marx
, German political philosopher.
July 11 - Jacoba van den Houten
July 30 - Emily Bronte
, British novelist.
September 20 - Jacob van den Houten
September 27 - Adolph Wilhelm Hermann Kolbe
October 9 - Lena van den Houten
October 18 - Edward Ord
, US army officer.
November 7 - Plona van den Houten
November 26 - Aagtje Beije
December 13 - Mary Todd Lincoln
, future First Lady of the United States.
December 16 - Willemtje van Eeuwen
May 10 - Paul Revere
, engraver, American patriot.
August 14 - Cornelis van den Houten
October 13 - Dingeman (Dingeman Gertse) Fransman
October 28 - Abigail Adams
, first lady.Johann David Wyss
, author of Swiss Family Robinson.To my Homepage