February 12 - Ecuador annexes the Galapagos Islands.
March 24 - In Hiram, Ohio a group of men beat, tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith.
April 6 - The Black Hawk War begins.
May 7 - The Treaty of London creates an independent Kingdom of Greece. Otto of
Wittelsbach, Prince of Bavaria is chosen King.
May 27 - War between the Ottoman Empire and Egypt. The Egyptians seize Acre.
June 4 - The Great Reform Bill becomes law in the U.K.
June 15 - Seizure of Damascus by Egyptian forces.
July 10 - President Andrew Jackson vetoes a bill that would re-charter the Second Bank of
the United States.
July 24 - Benjamin Bonneville leads the first wagon train across the Rocky Mountains by
using Wyoming's South Pass.
October 8 - Washington Irving and Henry Leavitt Elsworth arrive at Fort Gibson, I.T. in the
late morning hours. They left the fort on October 10, with a small company of Rangers who
escorted them to the camp of Captain Jesse Bean who was waiting for them near the
Arkansas River. Thus began one of the first steps in the United States effort to remove the
Indians from their homes on the east coast in what would become known as the "Trail of
Tears" some six years later.
November - Andrew Jackson defeats Henry Clay in the U.S. presidential election.
December - Skull and Bones secret society of Yale University established.
December 21 - Battle of Konya. The Egyptians defeat the main Ottoman army in Central
December 28 - John C. Calhoun becomes the first Vice President of the United States to
January 6 - Gustave Doré
, painter and sculptor (+ 1883).
January 13 - Horatio Alger
, Jr., Unitarian minister, author (+ 1899).
January 23 - Edouard Manet
January 27 - Lewis Carroll
, author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (+ 1898).
February 22 - Willem Reedijk
April 3 - Dingeman Quant
April 10 - Maria Elizabeth van den Berg
May 8 - Cornelis van den Houten
May 14 - Charles Peace
, notorious British criminal (+ 1879).
June 14 - Adriaan van Dijke
June 17 - Sir William Crookes
, chemist and physicist ( 1919).
July 6 - Emperor Maximilian I
July 29 - Anna Johanna van den Houten
August 8 - King George I
August 21 - Adriana Rommelse
September 5 - Cornelia Berman
November 5 - Maria Grotenboer
November 23 - Lucia Carolina van Someren
November 28 - Teuntje van den Houten
November 29 - Louisa May Alcott
December 8 - Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
, Norwegian author and Nobel Prize winner.
December 15 - Gustave Eiffel
December 18 - Jan Bakker
December 31 - Johannes van der Sloot
March 10 - Giuseppe Mazzini
, Italian nationalist.
March 22 - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
, writer and poet.
May 13 - Georges Cuvier
, French zoologist.
June 6 - Jeremy Bentham
, English philosopher.
June 26 - Gerardus (Gerard) Brouwer(s)
September 2 - Franz Xaver
, Baron Von Zach, Scientific Editor, Astronomer.
September 21 - Sir Walter Scott
, Scottish historical novelist and poet.
November 28 - Krijna (Krina) van den Houten
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