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 DecemberGeorge B. McClellan / Politician / United States of America
03 AprilCyrus K. Holliday / Business Man / United States of America
04 JulyStephen Foster / Writer / United States of America
04 SeptemberMartin Wiberg / Philosopher / Sweden
04 March John Buford / General / United States of America
04 March Elme Marie Caro / Philosopher / France
04 March August Johann Gottfried Bielenstein / Linguist / Germany
06 AugustThomas Alexander Browne / Author / United Kingdom
06 AprilGustave Moreau / Painter / France
08 March Johann Köler / Academic / Estonia
11 JulyAlexander Afanasyev / Author / Russia
16 AprilSir James Corry / Politician / Britain
16 February Joseph Victor von Scheffel / Poet / Germany
17 SeptemberBernhard Riemann / Academic / Germany
24 March Matilda Joslyn Gage / Author / United States of America
24 JulyJan Gotlib Bloch / Activist / Poland
24 JuneGeorge Goyder / Surveyor / United Kingdom
26 AprilGeorge Hull Ward / General / United States of America
27 January Richard Taylor / Historian / United States of America
29 March Wilhelm Liebknecht / Politician / Germany
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