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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1825 AD


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


February 3: Dutch North Sea coast floods
February 5: Hannah Lord Montague of New York creates 1st detachable shirt collar
February 9: House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams 6th U.S. president
February 12: Creek Indian treaty signed. Tribal chiefs agree to turn over all their land in Georgia to the government and migrate west by Sept 1, 1826
February 19: Franz Grillparzer's "Konig Ottokars Gluck," premieres in Vienna
February 22: Russia and Britain establish Alaska-Canada boundary


March 2: 1st grand opera in U.S. sung in English, New York City
March 4: John Quincy Adams inaugrated as 6th president


April 10: 1st hotel in Hawaii opens
April 10: Nicaraguan constituent assembly meets at Leon
April 19: 33 patriotic exiles return to Uruguay


May 20: Charles X becomes King of France
May 21: Prince Willem FK marries Louise AWA of Prussia
May 25: American Unitarian Association founded


June 4: Unseasonable hurricane hits New York City
June 13: Walter Hunt patents safety pin
June 19: Gioacchino Rossini's "Il viaggio a Reims," premieres
June 20: Coronation of French king Charles X the Bourbon


July 21: Java princess Dipo Negoro/Mangkubumi declare war on all non-islamics


August 6: Bolivia gains independence from Peru (National Day)
August 14: Dutch King Willem I throws foreign students out
August 25: Uruguay declares independence from Brazil (National Day)


September 27: Railroad transportation is born with 1st track (Stockton-Darlington)


October 17: 1st French Liszts operette Don Sanche premieres in Paris
October 25: Erie Canal opens, linking Great Lakes and Atlantic Ocean
October 26: Erie Canal between Hudson River and Lake Erie opened


November 26: 1st college fraternity founded (Kappa Alpha (Union College, New York))
November 29: 1st Italian opera in U.S., "Barber of Seville" premieres (New York City)


December 6: President John Quincy Adams suggests establishment of a U.S. observatory
December 14: Decembrist uprising in Russia against Tsar Nicholas I begins
December 26: Erie Canal opens
December 27: 1st public railroad using steam locomotive completed in England
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