January 22 - Ashantis crush British forces in the Gold Coast.
Cimetière du Montparnasse established.
The Dutch sign the Masang Agreement temporarily ending hostilities in the Padri War.
March 17 signing of the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1824.
March 11 - The United States War Department creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs and
Ely Parker of the Seneca tribe becomes its first director.
September 16 Charles X succeeds Louis XVIII
as King of France.
November - Andrew Jackson receives more popular votes than John Quincy Adams in
the U.S. presidential election.
December 1 - U.S. presidential election, 1824: Since no candidate received a majority
of the total electoral college votes in the election, the United States House of
Representatives is given the task to decide the winner (as stipulated by the Twelfth
Amendment to the United States Constitution).
Simon Bolivar proclaimed Emperor of Peru.
The British take Rangoon.
Frontier treaty between United States and Russia is signed.
Egyptians capture Crete.
Turks seize island of Ipsara from Greeks but are defeated at Mitylene.Births
January 8 - Wilkie Collins
, novelist (d. 1889).
January 21 - Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson
, Confederate Army general (d. 1863).
February 10 - Pieter van den Houten
February 20 - Krina van Splunter
March 2 - Bedrich Smetana
March 5 - Neeltje Missel
March 6 - Marinus Beije
April 22 - Leendert de Witte
May 23 - Ambrose Burnside
, American Civil War general (d. 1881).
May 19 - Adriaan Dourleijn
September 4 - Anton Bruckner
September 5 - Adriaan van den Houten
September 5 - Jacob van den Houten
September 25 - Cornelia van den Houten
October 5 - Henry Chadwick
, baseball writer and historian.
November 2 - Jan van den Houten
December 14 - Pierre Puvis de Chavannes
, painter.George MacDonald
, writer (d. 1905).Deaths
February 21 - Eugène de Beauharnais
, son of Napoleon's wife, Josephine.
April 19 - George Gordon Byron
, later 6th Baron Byron, poet.
May 26 - Capel Lofft
September 8 - Leendert de Witte
September 16 - Louis XVIII
October 2 - Adriaan Dourleijn
October 9 - Aagtje Witte
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