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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1826 AD

January

January 1: Baron Van der Capellen resigns as governor of Dutch-Indies

February

February 11: London University founded
February 13: American Temperance Society, forms in Boston
February 28: M Biela, an Austrian officer, discovers Biela's Comet

March

March 4: 1st U.S. Railroad chartered, Granite Railway in Quincy, Massachsetts
March 14: General Congress of South American States assembles at Panama
March 21: Beethoven's Quartet #13 in B flat major (Op 130) premiered in Vienna

April

April 1: Samuel Mory patents internal combustion engine
April 12: Weber's opera "Oberon," premieres in London
April 23: Missolonghi captured by Turks

June

June 10: Sultan Mahmud II rebellious elite corp, slaughter 20,000 in Turkey
June 20: Siam/England sign trade/peace treaty

July

July 26: Vilnus Lithuanian riots cause death of many Jews
July 30: Java prince Dipo Negoro surprise attacks Dutch colony, 82 killed

August

August 19: Canada Co chartered to colonize Upper Canada (Ontario)
August 22: Colonies under Jedediah Strong Smith move near Salt Lake Utah
August 24: Netherland's South Willems Port (Bosch-Luik) opens

September

September 3: USS Vincennes leaves New York to become 1st warship to circumnavigate globe

October

October 7: Granite Railway (1st chartered railway in U.S.) begins operations

November

November 15: Dutch Business Me gets monopoly on opium trade in Java/Madura
November 27: John Walker invents friction match in England
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