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