February 9 - After no presidential candidate received a majority of electoral votes, the United
States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams President of the United States.
February 12 - The Creek cede the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States
government, and migrate west.
March 4 - John Quincy Adams officially succeeds James Monroe as President of the United
July 6 - The Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sønderborg-Beck gains possession of Glücksburg
and changed his title to Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-
Glücksburg. The line of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg later became the Royal
House of Greece, Denmark and Norway.
July 30 - Malden Island discovered.
August 6 - Bolivia gains independence from Peru.
September 27th The world's first modern railway, the Stockton and Darlington Railway opens
October 26 - The Erie Canal opens - passage from Albany, New York to Lake Erie.
November 26 - At Union College in Schenectady, New York a group of college students form
Kappa Alpha as the first college social fraternity (it was the first to combine aspects of secret
Greek-letter societies, literary societies and formalized student social groups).
Decembrist Revolt in Russia.Births
January 25 - George Pickett
, Confederate general (+ 1876).
January 31 - Maria van den Houten
March 22 - Jane Sym
, future First Lady of Canada (+ 1893).
May 4 - Johanna van Zuijen
May 4 -Sir Thomas Henry Huxley
, English biologist ( 1895).
May 27 - Adriaan Beije
August 8 - Janna Quist
September 11 - Eduard Hanslick
, music critic ( 1904).
September 13 - Jacob van den Houten
October 10 - Jan Vlaander
October 22 - Kaatje van den Houten
October 23 - Willemina van den Houten
October 25 - Johann Strauss II
, composer ( 1899).
October 29 - Josina van den Houten
November 9 - A.P. Hill
, Confederate general (+ 1865).
November 11 - Christoffel van den Houte
December 16 - Jacob van de Velde
December 23 - Jacob van den Houten
December 25 - Bastiaan Meerman
December 31 - Sara Sijrier
January 14 - Adriaan van den Houten
January 26 - Martijntje Adriaantje Kostense (Martine, Maatje, Martina Adriana)
March 19 - Maria van den Houten
May 7 - Antonio Salieri
May 9 - Jan Verpoort
May 19 - Comte
, founder of French socialism.
June 24 - Adriaan Beije
October 24 - Maria van den Houten
November 17 - Jacob van den Houten
December 8 - Willemina van den Houten
.Guillaume van der Schelde
, literary figure.To my Homepage