January 19 - Johann Wolfgang
von Goethe's Faust premieres.
March 4 - Andrew Jackson
succeeds John Quincy Adams as the President of the United
States of America.
March 22 - Greece receives autonomy from the Ottoman Empire. This effectively ends the
Greek War of Independence. Greece continues to seek full independence through diplomatic
negotiations with the Empire as well as with Russia, France and Britain.
June 10 - Oxford University win the first Boat Race.
July 23 - In the United States, William Burt
patents the first typewriter.
August 8 - The Prince de Polignac succeeds the Vicomte de Martignac as Prime Minister of
September 16 - Treaty of Adrianople ends the Russo-Turkish War. Russia gains territory at
the mouth of the Danube and along the eastern coast of the Black Sea.
October - George Stephenson's steam locomotive, The Rocket, wins The Rainhill Trials
held near Liverpool.
December 4 - In the face of fierce opposition, British Lord William Bentinck carries a
regulation declaring that all who abetted suttee in India were guilty of culpable homicide.
Peel's Metropolitan Police Act.
Religious freedom restored in Ireland (see History of Ireland).
The last of the HMS Bounty mutineers dies at Pitcairn Island.Births
January 3 - Konrad Duden
, philologist (+ 1911).
January 7 - Johannis van den Houten
January 21 - King Oscar II
of Sweden and Norway.
February 2 - Alfred Brehm
, zoologist (+ 1884).
February 11 - William Anderson Pile Bvt Major General (Union volunteers).
February 19 - Tona Priemis
February 26 - Levi Strauss
, clothing designer (+ 1902).
March 2 - Carl Schurz
, German revolutionist and American statesman, (d. 1906).
March 16 - Sully Prudhomme
, laureate of the first Nobel Prize in Literature in 1901.
March 28 - Leendert Berman
May 5 - Shusaku Honinbo
, Go player (+ 1862).
May 6 - Anna Hendrikse
May 30 - Lena Quant
June 19 - Adriaan van den Houten
June 27 - Johanna Maria van den Houten
September 7 - Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz
, chemist (benzene ring).
September 23 - Cornelis Bouman
October 30 - Hugo de Meris
November 28 - Anton Rubinstein
, pianist and composer.
December 14 - Elizabeth Luikaart
December 19 - Jacob van de Velde
January 24 - Cornelia Pieternella van de Spiegel
February 10 - Pope Leo XII
April 1 - Leendert Berman
April 6 - Niels Henrik Abel
, norwegian mathematician.
April 17 - Jacoba van den Houten
May 17 - John Jay
, first Chief Justice of the United States.
May 29 - Sir Humphry Davy
, British chemist.
June 16 - Pieter van den Houten
July 20 - Pietertje van den Houten
August 9 - Wouter van den Houten
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