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Francis I of the Two Sicilies succeeds his father King Ferdinand I. Read More
John Quincy Adams is elected President of the United States by the U.S. House of Representatives after none of the candidates receives the majority of electoral votes.
The title of dictator of Peru is replaced with the title of El Libertador by Simón Bolívar.
The United States government gains the last of the Creek's lands in Georgia according to the Second Treaty of Indian Springs.
A fire destroys the British East Indiaman Kent in the Bay of Biscay. Read More
James Monroe is succeeded by John Quincy Adams as President of the United States. Read More
Twenty-one years after Haiti expelled the French, it is recognized by Charles X of France, demanding 150 million gold francs as payment.
The establishment of the American Unitarian Association and the British and Foreign Unitarian Association takes place.
The sucession from Brazil by Uruguay takes place. Read More
The discovery of Malden Island in the central Pacific Ocean takes place. Read More
Independence of Bolivia is obtained from Spain. Read More
Members of St John's College in Cambridge establish the Lady Margaret Boat Club. Read More
The first major action of the Java War is taken as the siege of Jogjakarta is lifted by General Hendrik Merkus de Kock.
The opening of the Stockton and Darlington Railway as the world's first modern railway takes place.
The breakout of the Miramichi Forest Fire in New Brunswick, Canada takes place. Read More
The sinking of the PS Comet II off Gourock, Scotland takes place. Read More
The opening of the Erie Canal from Albany to Buffalo, New York and Lake Erie takes place.
Alexander I is succeeded by his younger brother Nicholas I of Russia. Read More
The Decembrist Revolt is staged against Nicholas's accession in Saint Petersburg by officers of the Imperial Russian Army.