What Happened in 1826

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Baron Van der Capellen resigns as governor of Dutch-Indies
  • Jan 30 The Menai Suspension Bridge, considered the world's first modern suspension bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey to the north West coast of Wales is opened.
  • Feb 11 University College London founded; known until 1836 as London University
  • Feb 13 American Temperance Society forms in Boston
  • Feb 24 The signing of the Treaty of Yandaboo marks the end of the First Burmese War
  • Feb 28 M Biela, an Austrian officer, discovers Biela's Comet
  • Mar 4 1st US railroad chartered, Granite Railway in Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Mar 14 General Congress of South American States assembles at Panama
  • Mar 21 Beethoven's "String Quartet No. 13" in B flat major (Op 130) premieres in Vienna
  • Apr 1 Samuel Morey is issued the first U.S. patent for an internal-combustion engine, which he calls a “Gas or Vapour Engine"
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