1826 in History – What happened in year 1826

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

In history, year 1826 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 1826.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1826 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
30 januaryThe Menai Suspension Bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales, one of the world's first modern suspension bridge, opened.
11 februaryUniversity College London was founded as the first secular university in England.
11 februarySwaminarayan wrote the Shikshapatri, a book of 212 verses thatserves as the basis of Swaminarayan Hinduism.
24 februaryThe Treaty of Yandabo was signed, ending the First Anglo-Burmese War, the longest and most expensive war in the history of the British Raj.
22 mayHMS Beagle departed on her first voyage from Plymouth for ahydrographic survey of the Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego regions ofSouth America.
30 mayUdant Martand (The Rising Sun) was the first Hindi-language newspaper published in India. Started on May 30, 1826 from Calcutta (now Kolkata), the weekly newspaper, was published every Tuesday by Pt. Jugal Kishore Shukla.
21 juneGreek War of Independence-A combined Egyptian and Ottoman army began their invasion of the Mani Peninsula, but they were initially held off by the Maniots at the fortifications of h
21 decemberAmerican settlers in Mexican Texas made the first attempt to secede from Mexico, establishing the short-lived Republic of Fredonia.
30 MayThe publication of the first Hindi newspaper Udanta Martand started
15 JanuaryThe French newspaper "Le Figaro" began publication in Paris as a weekly newspaper.
08 FebruaryGreekist Bernardino Rivadavia became the first President of Argentina
14 MarchThe General Congress of South American States met in Panama.
01 AprilSamuel Mori patented an internal combustion engine.
28 MayPedro-I of Brazil relinquished his post as King of Portugal.
22 JunePanama's Pan-American Congress unsuccessfully tried to unite America's republics).
26 JulyLithuania violence kills many Jews
10 AugustThe first Causs Reguta was held in the United Kingdom on the Isle of Wight.
21 SeptemberThe construction of the Rideau Canal began in Canada.
01 OctoberThe Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway inaugurated in Scotland.
03 NovemberThe Paris Stock Exchange opened on the Palais de la Bourse.
16 DecemberBenjamin W. Edwards traveled to the Mexican-controlled Nacogdoches, Texas, and declared himself the ruler of the Republic of Fredonia.


Famous birthdays in the year 1826:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 AprilCyrus K. Holliday / Business Man / United States of America
03 February Walter Bagehot / Business Man / United Kingdom
03 MayFrederic Edwin Church / Painter / United States of America
04 MayEugénie de Montijo / Queen / France
04 March August Johann Gottfried Bielenstein / Linguist / Germany
04 March Theodore Judah / Engineer / United States of America
04 SeptemberMartin Wiberg / Philosopher / Sweden
04 AprilZénobe Gramme / Engineer / Belgium
05 SeptemberJohn Wisden / Business Man / United Kingdom
05 MayEugénie de Montijo / Queen / France
06 AprilGustave Moreau / Painter / France
08 March Johann Köler / Academic / Estonia
08 AprilPancha Carrasco / Soldier / Costa Rica
17 SeptemberBernhard Riemann / Academic / Germany
21 AugustKarl Gegenbaur / Academic / Germany
21 JuneLord Dufferin / Governor General / Italy 
23 March Ludwig Minkus / Violinist / Austria
24 JuneGeorge Goyder / Surveyor / United Kingdom
26 AprilAmbrose R. Wright / Lawyer / United States of America
31 JulyWilliam S. Clark / Politician / United States of America
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