Historical Events for Year 1826
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Jan 1st - Baron Van der Capellen resigns as governor of Dutch-Indies
Jan 30th - 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 11th - University College London founded; known until 1836 as London University
Feb 13th - American Temperance Society forms in Boston
Feb 24th - The signing of the Treaty of Yandaboo marks the end of the First Burmese War.
Feb 28th - M Biela, an Austrian officer, discovers Biela's Comet
Mar 4th - 1st US RR chartered, Granite Railway in Quincy, Mass
Mar 14th - General Congress of South American States assembles at Panama
Mar 21st - Beethoven's Quartet #13 in B flat major (Op 130) premiered in Vienna
Apr 1st - Samuel Mory patents internal combustion engine
Apr 1st - Samuel Morey is issued the first U.S. patent for an internal-combustion engine, which he calls a “Gas or Vapour Engine"
Apr 10th - The 10,500 inhabitants of the Greek town Messolonghi start leaving the town after a year's siege by Turkish forces. Very few of them survive.
Apr 12th - Weber's opera "Oberon" premieres in London
Apr 23rd - Missolonghi captured by Turks
May 22nd - The HMS Beagle departs on its first voyage.
Jun 15th - Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II abolishes the elite Janissary corps executing thousands for treason to make way for a more modern army
Jun 20th - Siam and Britain sign trade/peace treaty
Jun 21st - Maniots defeat Egyptians under Ibrahim Pasha in the Battle of Vergas.
Jul 26th - Vilnus Lithuanian riots cause death of many Jews
Jul 30th - Java prince Dipo Negoro surprise attacks Dutch colony, 82 killed
Aug 19th - Canada Co chartered to colonize Upper Canada (Ontario)
Aug 22nd - Colonies under Jedediah Strong Smith move near Salt Lake Utah
Aug 24th - Netherland's South Willems Port (Bosch-Liege) opens
Sep 3rd - USS Vincennes leaves NY to become 1st warship to circumnavigate globe
Oct 7th - Granite Railway (1st chartered railway in US) begins operations
Nov 15th - Dutch Business Me gets monopoly on opium trade in Java/Madura
Nov 25th - The Greek frigate Hellas arrives in Nafplion to become the first flagship of the Hellenic Navy.
Nov 27th - John Walker invents friction match in England
Dec 16th - Benjamin W. Edwards rides into Mexican controlled Nacogdoches, Texas and declares himself ruler of the Republic of Fredonia.