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Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century
- February 12 - Ecuador annexes the Galapagos Islands
- March 24 - In Hiram, Ohio a group of men beat, tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith
- April 6 - The Black Hawk War begins.
- May 7 - The Treaty of London creates an independent Kingdom of Greece. Otto of Wittelsbach, Prince of Bavaria is chosen King.
- May 27 - War between the Ottoman Empire and Egypt. The Egyptians seize Acre.
- June 4 - The Great Reform Bill becomes law in the U.K.
- June 15 - Seizure of Damascus by Egyptian forces
- July 10 - President Andrew Jackson vetoes a bill that would re-charter the Second Bank of the United States.
- July 24 - Benjamin Bonneville leads the first wagon train across the Rocky Mountains by using Wyoming's South Pass.
- October 8 - Washington Irving and Henry Leavitt Elsworth arrive at Fort Gibson, I.T. in the late morning hours. They left the fort on October 10, with a small company of Rangers who escorted them to the camp of Captain Jesse Bean who was waiting for them near the Arkansas River. Thus began one of the first steps in the United States effort to remove the Indians from their homes on the east coast in what would become known as the "Trail of Tears" some six years later.
- November - Andrew Jackson defeats Henry Clay in the U.S. presidential election
- December 21 - Battle of Konya. The Egyptians defeat the main Ottoman army in Central Anatolia.
- December 28 - John C. Calhoun becomes the first Vice President of the United States to resign.
Year in topic
- January 6 - Gustave Doré, painter and sculptor (+ 1883)
- January 13 - Horatio Alger, Jr, Unitarian minister, author (+ 1899)
- January 23 - Edouard Manet, painter
- January 27 - Lewis Carroll, author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (+ 1898)
- May 14 - Charles Peace, notorious British criminal (+ 1879)
- June 17 - Sir William Crookes, chemist and physicist († 1919)
- July 6 - Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico
- August 8 - King George I of Saxony
- November 29 - Louisa May Alcott, author
- December 15 - Gustave Eiffel, engineer
- March 10 - Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian nationalist
- March 22 - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer and poet
- May 13 - Georges Cuvier, French zoologist
- June 6 - Jeremy Bentham, English philosopher
- September 2 - Franz Xaver, Baron Von Zach, Scientific Editor, Astronomer
- September 21 - Sir Walter Scott, Scottish historical novelist and poet.