1822 in History – What happened in year 1822

✅ Published on April 3rd, 2009 in 19th Century in History

In history, year 1822 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1822.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1822 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
13 januaryThe design of the current flag of Greece was adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus for their naval flag.
24 februaryThe first Swaminarayan temple, Swaminarayan Mandir in present-day Ahmedabad, India, was inaugurated.
30 marchThe United States merged East Florida and West Florida to create the Florida Territory.
26 mayThe deadliest fire in Norwegian history took place at a churchin Grue, Norway, with at least 113 deaths.
14 juneIn a paper presented to the Royal Astronomical Society, Englishmathematician Charles Babbage proposed a difference engine, anautomatic, mechanical calculator designed to tabulate polynomialfunctions.
01 julyDaily newspaper 'Mumbai Samachar' was published. The Bombay Samachar is the oldest continuously published newspaper in India. Established by Fardunjee Marzban, it was published in Gujarati and English. It was composed three small quarto sheets with a half sheet supplement. It contained fourteen pages of printed matter.
27 septemberIn a letter to the Paris Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, Jean-François Champollion announced his initial successes indeciphering the Rosetta Stone.
31 octoberEmperor Agustín de Iturbide of the First Mexican Empiredissolved the Mexican Congress and replaced it with a military juntaanswerable only to him.
08 novemberUSS Alligator engaged three piratical schooners off the coastof Cuba in one of the West Indies anti-piracy operations of the UnitedStates.
01 decemberPedro I was formally crowned the first Emperor of Brazil, seven weeks after his reign began on his 24th birthday, 12 October.
07 SeptemberBrazil gained independence from the authority of Portugal. Today was declared as the National Day of Brazil.
30 NovemberEdward Jonze, a British physician and smallpox vaccine, died.
10 AugustA devastating earthquake in Syria killed 20,000 people.
24 FebruaryThe world's first Swami Narayan temple was inaugurated in Ahmedabad.
09 MarchCharles Egg Graham patented fake teeth for the first time.
13 JanuaryThe design of the country's modern flag was adopted by the National Assembly of Greece for their first naval flag in Epidador.
24 FebruaryThe first Swaminarayan temple, Kalpur Swaminarayan temple in Ahmedabad was inaugurated in the British Raj.
09 MarchCharles Graham of New York granted the first US patent for denture.
01 MayJohn Phillips became the first Mayor of Boston.
26 May116 people died in a fire at the Gru Church, the largest fire disaster in Norway's history.
16 JuneDenmark Vesey led a slave rebellion in South Carolina.
31 JulyThe last public hanging in Edinburgh.
12 AugustSt. David's College was founded in modern day University of Wales, Lampeter) Wales by Bishop Thomas Burgess of St. Wales.
07 SeptemberBrazil declared its independence from Portugal.
12 OctoberPedro-I of Brazil was declared the Constitutional Emperor of Brazil.
19 NovemberNearly 200 people died from an earthquake near Valparaiso in Chile, causing a tsunami and extending the coastal region.
01 DecemberPedro-I was crowned as the first emperor of Brazil.


Famous birthdays in the year 1822:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 JulyNguyễn Đình Chiểu / Poet / Vietnam
03 AprilEdward Everett Hale / Historian / United States of America
04 March Jules Antoine Lissajous / Academic / France
04 OctoberRutherford B. Hayes / Lawyer / United States of America
05 DecemberElizabeth Cabot Agassiz / Philosopher / United States of America
06 January Heinrich Schliemann / Business Man / Germany
08 DecemberJakov Ignjatović / Author / Hungary
08 February Maxime Du Camp / Journalist / France
10 DecemberCésar Franck / Composer / Belgium
16 February Francis Galton / Biologist / United Kingdom
18 AugustIsaac P. Rodman / Politician / United States of America
20 OctoberThomas Hughes / Lawyer / United Kingdom
22 March Ahmed Cevdet Pasha / Sociologist / Turkey
23 DecemberWilhelm Bauer / Engineer / Germany
24 DecemberMatthew Arnold / Poet / United Kingdom
25 January Charles Reed Bishop / Business Man / United States of America
27 March Henri Murger / Poet / France
27 DecemberLouis Pasteur / Scientist / France
28 January Alexander Mackenzie / Soldier / Canada
29 OctoberMieczysław Halka-Ledóchowski / Cardinal / Poland
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