Historical Events in 1825

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  • Jan 3rd Scottish factory owner Robert Owen buys 30,000 acres in Indiana as site for New Harmony utopian community
  • Jan 19th Ezra Daggett & nephew Thomas Kensett patent food storage in tin cans
  • Jan 25th 1st US engineering college opens, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy, NY
  • Jan 27th U.S. Congress approves Indian Territory (in what is present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the "Trail of Tears."
  • Feb 3rd Dutch North Sea coast floods
  • Feb 5th Hannah Lord Montague of NY creates 1st detachable shirt collar

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Feb 9th House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams 6th US president

6th US President John Quincy Adams
6th US President
John Quincy Adams
  • Feb 12th Creek Indian treaty signed. Tribal chiefs agree to turn over all their land in Georgia to the government & migrate west by Sept 1, 1826
  • Feb 19th Franz Grillparzer's "Konig Ottokars Gluck" premieres in Vienna
  • Feb 22nd Russia & Britain establish Alaska-Canada boundary
  • Mar 2nd 1st grand opera in US sung in English, NYC
  • Mar 4th John Quincy Adams inaugrated as 6th president
  • Apr 10th 1st hotel in Hawaii opens
  • Apr 10th Nicaraguan constituent assembly meets at Leon
  • Apr 19th 33 patriotic exiles return to Uruguay
  • May 20th Charles X becomes King of France
  • May 25th American Unitarian Association founded
  • Jun 4th Unseasonable hurricane hits NYC
  • Jun 11th The first cornerstone is laid for Fort Hamilton in New York City.
  • Jun 19th Gioacchino Rossini's "Il viaggio a Reims" premieres
  • Jun 20th Coronation of French King Charles X the Bourbon
  • Jun 22nd British Parliament abolishes feudalism and the seigneurial system in British North America.
  • Jul 21st Java princess Dipo Negoro/Mangkubumi declare war on all non-islamics
  • Jul 30th Malden Island is discovered.
  • Aug 6th Bolivia gains independence from Peru (National Day)
  • Aug 14th Dutch King Willem I throws foreign students out
  • Aug 25th Uruguay declares independence from Brazil (National Day)
  • Aug 29th Portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil.
  • Sep 27th Rail transport is born with the opening of the Stockton-Darlington line
  • Oct 7th Miramichi Fire, disaster in New Brunswick
  • Oct 17th 1st French Liszts operette Don Sanche premieres in Paris
  • Oct 26th Erie Canal between Hudson River & Lake Erie opened
  • Nov 26th 1st college fraternity founded (Kappa Alpha (Union College, NY))
  • Nov 29th 1st Italian opera in US, "Barber of Seville" premieres (NYC)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Dec 6th Pres John Adams suggests establishment of a US observatory

2nd US President John Adams
2nd US President
John Adams
  • Dec 26th Decembrist uprising in Russia against Tsar Nicholas I begins [O.S. 14 December]
  • Dec 27th 1st public railway using steam locomotive completed in England between Stockton and Darlington