February 23 - The Philadelphia College of Apothecaries founds the first pharmacy college.
March 25 - Greece declares its independence from the Ottoman Empire, beginning the
Greek War of Independence.
July 10 - The United States takes possession of its newly-bought territory of Florida from
July 28 - Peru declares independence from Spain.
August 4 - Atkinson & Alexander publish the Saturday Evening Post for the first time as
a weekly newspaper.
September 27 - Mexico gains its independence from Spain.
August 10 - Missouri is admitted as the 24th U.S. state.
November 16 - American Old West: Missouri trader William Becknell arrives in Santa Fe,
New Mexico and sells his merchandise for a huge profit (he immediately planned to return
the following year over a route that became known as the Santa Fe Trail).
In the first known obscenity case in the United States, a Massachusetts court outlawed the
John Cleland novel, Fanny Hill . The publisher, Peter Holmes, was convicted for printing
a "lewd and obscene" novel.Births
January 8 - James Longstreet
, Confederate General ( 1904).
January 17 - Cornelia van Seters
February 3 - Elizabeth Blackwell
, first female physician in the United States ( 1910).
February 6 - Maatje de Witte
February 11 - Hermann Allmers
, writer ( 1902).
February 11 - Auguste Edouard Mariette
, French Egyptologist who dug out the
Sphinx ( 1881).
February 13 - Andries van den Houten
February 17 - Eliza Rosanna Gilbert
, better known as Lola Montez ( 1861).
February 19 - August Schleicher
, German linguist ( 1868).
February 20 - Johannes van den Houten
April 9 - Maatje van den Houten
April 9 - Charles-Pierre Baudelaire
, French poet and writer ( 1867).
May 8 - Jean Henri Dunant
, founder of the Red Cross and recipient of the Nobel Prize
in peace 1901 ( 1910).
May 17 - Sebastian Kneipp
, naturopathist ( 1897).
July 18 - Pauline Garcia-Viardot
, mezzo-soprano and composer ( 1910).
August 10 - Jay Cooke
, financier ( 1905).
October 13 - Rudolf Virchow
, German doctor, pathologist, biologist, and politician ( 1902).
November 11 - Fyodor Dostoevsky
, Russian writer ( 1881).Deaths
January 4 - Elizabeth Ann Seton
, American saint (* 1774).
February 23 - John Keats
, British poet, dies in Rome (* 1795).
March 13 - John Hunter
- second governor of New South Wales (* 1737).
May 5 - Napoleon I
of France (* 1769).
May 14 - Maartje Witte
May 19 - Camille Jordan
, French politician (* 1771).
September 9 - Teuntje Jacobse Vreeswijk
September 10 - Johann Dominicus Fiorillo
, German painter and art historian.To my Homepage