January 30 - Unsuccessful assassination attempt against President Andrew Jackson
United States Capitol -- first assassination attempt against a President of the United States.
March 2 - Ferdinand
becomes Emperor of Austria.
April 18 - Lord Melbourne succeeds Sir Robert Peel as British Prime Minister.
The Australian city of Melbourne is founded by John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner.
May 5 - In Belgium a railway is opened between Brussels and Mechelen. It is the first
railway in continental Europe.
May 6 - James Gordon Bennett publishes the first issue of the New York Herald.
July 4 - The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad completed construction of its Thomas Viaduct then
the longest bridge in the United States, and second only to London Bridge in the world.
October 2 - Texas Revolution begins: Battle of Gonzales - Mexican soldiers attempt to disarm
the people of Gonzales, Texas but encounter stiff resistance from a hastily assembled militia.
December 9 - The Army of the Republic of Texas captures San Antonio.
The Toledo War was fought between the State of Ohio and the Michigan Territory over the
city of Toledo and the Toledo Strip.Births
February 15 - Demetrius Vikelas
, Greek IOC president.
March 29 - Gustaf Zander
, physician ( 1920).
April 9 - King Leopold II
of the Belgians ( 1909).
April 20 - Teunis Felix van den Houten
May 13 - Janna van den Houten
June 2 - Pope Pius X
June 13 - Kornelis Berman
September 25 - Cornelia van den Houten
October 9 - Camille Saint-Saëns
, composer ( 1921).
October 23 - Adlai E. Stevenson
, Vice President of the United States ( 1914).
November 7 - Maarten van den Houten
November 21 - Hetty Green
, businesswoman ( 1916).
November 25 - Arentje van den Houten
November 25 - Andrew Carnegie
, industrialist, philanthropist ( 1919).
November 29 - Empress Dowager Cixi
of the Qing Dynasty of China.
November 30 - Mark Twain
, author, humorist ( 1910).
December 4 - Samuel Butler
, writer ( 1902).
December 6 - Johannes van (den) Houten
December 18 - Lyman Abbott
, author ( 1922).
December 30 - Jacoba van de Velde
February 28 - Cornelius (Cornelis) van den Houten
March 2 - Emperor Francis I
of Austria (* 1768).
April 8 - Wilhelm von Humboldt
, linguist, philosopher (* 1767).
April 21 - Samuel Slater
, US industrialist (* 1768).
May 13 - John Nash
, architect (*1752).
June 18 - William Cobbett
, journalist and author (* 1763).
August 19 - Pieter Kloote(n)
September 22 - Kornelis Berman
September 23 - Vincenzo Bellini
, Italian composer (* 1801).
October 8 - Maarten Luikaart
October 21 - Johannis van den Houten
November 20 - Adriana Blommers
December 22 - Klaas Zeedijk
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