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Jan 3rd Stephen F. Austin receives a grant of land in Texas from the government of Mexico.

Founder of Texas Stephen F. Austin
Founder of Texas
Stephen F. Austin
  • Jan 27th President Monroe appoints first US ambassadors to South America
  • Feb 2nd Rossini's opera "Semiramide" premieres in Venice
  • Feb 20th English Capt James Weddell reaches 74°15' S, 1520 km from S pole
  • Mar 11th 1st normal school in US opens, Concord Academy, Concord, Vt
  • Apr 22nd Baltic Club (Exchange) forms in London
  • Apr 22nd R J Tyers patents roller skates
  • Apr 24th Eugene Scribes opera "Le Menteur Veridique" premieres in Paris
  • May 8th "Home! Sweet Home!" by John Howard Payne is 1st sung in London
  • May 10th 1st steamboat to navigate the Mississippi River arrives at Ft Snelling
  • Jun 16th King Willem I opens shipyard at Rotterdam-Antwerp
  • Jul 1st 9th US Postmaster General: John McLean of Ohio takes office
  • Jul 1st United Provinces of Central America gain independence from Mexico
  • Jul 2nd Bahia Independence Day: the end of Portuguese rule in Brazil, with the final defeat of the Portuguese crown loyalists in the province of Bahia.
  • Jul 14th Switzerland signs boundaries for fugitives
  • Jul 15th A fire destroys the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome.
  • Jul 24th Slavery is abolished in Chile.

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Sep 10th Simon Bolivar named president of Peru

Military and Political Leader Simon Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simon Bolívar

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Sep 21st Moroni first appears to Joseph Smith, according to Smith

Religious Leader Joseph Smith Jr
Religious Leader
Joseph Smith Jr

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Oct 5th Weber visits Beethoven

  • Oct 12th Charles Macintosh of Scotland begins selling raincoats (Macs)
  • Nov 12th Great North Holland Canal (Amsterdam) opens

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Dec 2nd President James Monroe declares his "Monroe Doctrine", a US foreign policy regarding Latin America

5th US President James Monroe
5th US President
James Monroe
  • Dec 13th Gioacchino Rossini arrives in London
  • Dec 19th Georgia passes 1st US state birth registration law in US

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Dec 20th Franz Schubert's "Ballet-Musik aus Rosamunde," premieres in Vienna

Composer Franz Schubert
Composer
Franz Schubert
  • Dec 23rd "Visit from St Nicholas" by C Moore published in Troy (NY) Sentinel