Historical Events in 1822

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  • Jan 5th Central America proclaims annexation to Mexican Empire
  • Jan 7th 1st printing in Hawaii
  • Jan 7th Liberia colonized by Americans
  • Jan 13th The design of the Greek flag is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.
  • Jan 14th Greek War of Independence: Acrocorinth is captured by Theodoros Kolokotronis and Demetrius Ypsilanti.
  • Jan 15th Greek War of Independence: Demetrius Ypsilanti is elected president of the legislative assembly.
  • Feb 4th Free American Blacks settle Liberia, West Africa
  • Feb 9th American Indian Society organizes
  • Feb 9th Haiti invades the newly founded Dominican Republic.
  • Feb 23rd Boston, Massachusetts, is incorporated as a city
  • Mar 9th Charles Graham of NY granted first US patent for artificial teeth
  • Mar 19th Boston, Mass, incorporated as a city
  • Mar 22nd NY Horticultural Society founded
  • Mar 30th Congress combined East & West Florida into Florida Territory
  • Mar 31st The massacre of the population of the Greek island of Chios by soldiers of the Ottoman Empire following a rebellion attempt, depicted by the French artist Eugène Delacroix.
  • May 1st John Phillips becomes 1st mayor of Boston
  • May 3rd Society for the Propagation of the Faith founded (Lyon, France)
  • May 16th Greek War of Independence: Turks capture the Greek town of Souli.
  • May 24th Battle of Pichincha, Bolívar secures independence of Quito from Spain
  • May 30th House slave betrays Denmark Vesey conspiracy (37 blacks hanged)
  • Jun 9th Charles Graham patents false teeth

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Jun 14th Charles Babbage proposes a "difference engine" in a paper to the Royal Astronomical Society entitled "Note on the application of machinery to the computation of astronomical and mathematical tables"

Inventor Charles Babbage
Charles Babbage
  • Jun 16th Denmark Vessy leads slave rebellion in South Carolina
  • Jun 18th Part of US-Canadian boundary determined
  • Jun 18th Slave revolt leaders Denmark Vesey & Peter Poyas arrested in SC
  • Jul 8th Chippewas turn over huge tract of land in Ontario to the United Kingdom.
  • Jul 14th Slave revolt in South Carolina under Denmark Vesey/Peter Poyas

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Jul 25th General Agustin de Iturbide crowned Agustin I, 1st Emperor of Mexico

1st Emperor of Mexico Agustín de Iturbide
1st Emperor of Mexico
Agustín de Iturbide

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Jul 26th Secret meeting of Simon Bolivar & Jose de San Martin

Military and Political Leader Simon Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simon Bolívar
Revolutionary Leader José de San Martín
Revolutionary Leader
José de San Martín
  • Jul 30th James Varick becomes 1st bishop of Afr Meth Episcopal Zion Church
  • Aug 10th Antioch Syria, hit by Earthquake; about 20,000 die
  • Sep 7th Pedro I, son of King Joao VI declares Brazil's independence from Portugal (National Day)
  • Sep 27th French scholar Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta stone
  • Oct 8th First eruption of Galunggung (Java) sends boiling sludge into valley
  • Oct 12th Second eruption of Galunggung (Java) destroys summit of mountain
  • Oct 19th In Parnaíba; Simplício Dias da Silva, João Cândido de Deus e Silva and Domingos Dias declare the independent state of Piauí
  • Oct 20th 1st edition of London Sunday Times
  • Oct 26th King Willem I requires inhabitants of Brussels to use Dutch language
  • Dec 1st Dom Pedro crowned emperor of Brazil

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Dec 1st Franz Liszt's (11) debut as pianist Isabella Colbran

Composer/Pianist Franz Liszt
Franz Liszt
  • Dec 2nd In San Salvador, a congress proposes incorporation into US
  • Dec 6th Veterinary school in Utrecht opens
  • Dec 12th Mexico officially recognized as an independent nation by US