February-March - Revolts in Modena, Parma and the Papal States are put down by Austrian
February 20 - Battle of Grochow. Polish rebel forces divide a Russian army.
March 19 - City Bank of New York is the site of the first bank robbery in United States
history ($245,000 taken).
April 7 - Pedro I of Brazil abdicates as emperor of Brazil in favor of his son Pedro II of
May 26 - Battle of Ostrolenka. The Poles fight another indecisive battle.
July 21 - inauguration of Leopold I of Belgium, first king of the Belgians.
August 2 - Dutch invasion of Belgium. It is repelled by a French army.
August 21 - Outbreak of Nat Turner's slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia.
Approximately 55 whites stabbed, shot and clubbed to death.
September 6-8 - Battle of Warsaw - The Russians take the Polish capital and crush resistance.
October 30 - In Southampton County, Virginia, escaped slave Nat Turner is captured and
arrested for leading the bloodiest slave revolt in United States history.
November 11 - In Jerusalem, Virginia, Nat Turner is hanged after inciting a violent slave
December 27 - Charles Darwin embarks on his historic journey aboard the HMS Beagle.Births
January 7 - Heinrich von Stephan
, organizer of the German postal union and founder of
the Universal postal union (d. 1897).
January 17 - Johannis Berman
January 26 - Mary Mapes Dodged
, writer (d. 1907).
March 3 - George Pullman
, inventor, industrialist.
March 6 - Friedrich von Bodelschwingh
, theologian (d. 1910).
March 12 - Clement Studebaker
, automobile pioneer.
March 20 - Solomon L. Spink
, U.S. Congressman from Illinois (d. 1881).
May 6 - Teunis Johannes van den Houten
May 8 - Jacob van der Werf
May 8 - Leendert van der Werf
May 23 - Pieter van der Meet
June 10 - Hendrik (Hendrikus) van den Houten
June 25 - Arie van Vliet
June 28 - Joseph Joachim
, violinist (d. 1907).
August 9 - Pieter Hendrikse
August 17 - Adrianus van den Houten
September 23 - Aartje van den Houten
September 30 - Marinus Cornelus Gerardus van den Houten
October 6 - Richard Dedekind
, German mathematician.
October 18 - Frederick III
, German Emperor.
November 12 - Marijn van den Hout
Emperor Komei of Japan.Stillborn
October 10 - Bartel van de Velde
February 14 - Vincente Guerrero
, Mexican revolutionary hero.
February 17 - Friedrich Wilhelm
, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg,
founder of the Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.
April 8 - Maria Pieternella Hendrikse
April 27 - Charles Felix of Savoy
, King of Sardinia.
June 18 - Marinus Klaasse Beije
July 4 - James Monroe
, 5th President of the United States.
October 9 - Adrianus van den Houten
October 12 - Adriana Rommelse
November 11 - Nat Turner
, leader of slave revolt.
November 14 - Georg Hegel
, German philosopher.
November 16 - Carl von Clausewitz
, German strategist.
November 29 - Johannis Berman
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