Historical Events in January 1825

  • Jan 3 Scottish factory owner Robert Owen buys 30,000 acres in Indiana as site for New Harmony utopian community
  • Jan 19 Ezra Daggett and nephew Thomas Kensett patent food storage in tin cans
  • Jan 25 1st US engineering college opens, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy, NY

Trail of Tears

Jan 27 US Congress approves Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for the forced relocation of the Eastern Indian tribes via the "Trail of Tears"