1825 in History
January 3 Scottish factory owner Robert Owen buys 30,000 acres in Indiana as site for New Harmony utopian community
January 19 Ezra Daggett and nephew Thomas Kensett patent food storage in tin cans
January 25 1st U.S. engineering college opens, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy, New York
February 3 Dutch North Sea coast floods
February 5 Hannah Lord Montague of New York creates 1st detachable shirt collar
February 9 House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams 6th U.S. president
February 12 Creek Indian treaty signed. Tribal chiefs agree to turn over all their land in Georgia to the government and migrate west by Sept 1, 1826
February 19 Franz Grillparzer's "Konig Ottokars Gluck," premieres in Vienna
February 22 Russia and Britain establish Alaska-Canada boundary
March 2 1st grand opera in U.S. sung in English, New York City
March 4 John Quincy Adams inaugrated as 6th president
April 10 1st hotel in Hawaii opens
April 10 Nicaraguan constituent assembly meets at Leon
April 19 33 patriotic exiles return to Uruguay
May 20 Charles X becomes King of France
May 21 Prince Willem FK marries Louise AWA of Prussia
May 25 American Unitarian Association founded
June 4 Unseasonable hurricane hits New York City
June 13 Walter Hunt patents safety pin
June 19 Gioacchino Rossini's "Il viaggio a Reims," premieres
June 20 Coronation of French king Charles X the Bourbon
July 21 Java princess Dipo Negoro/Mangkubumi declare war on all non-islamics
August 6 Bolivia gains independence from Peru (National Day)
August 14 Dutch King Willem I throws foreign students out
August 25 Uruguay declares independence from Brazil (National Day)
September 27 Railroad transportation is born with 1st track (Stockton-Darlington)
October 17 1st French Liszts operette Don Sanche premieres in Paris
October 25 Erie Canal opens, linking Great Lakes and Atlantic Ocean
October 26 Erie Canal between Hudson River and Lake Erie opened
November 26 1st college fraternity founded (Kappa Alpha (Union College, New York))
November 29 1st Italian opera in U.S., "Barber of Seville" premieres (New York City)
December 6 President John Quincy Adams suggests establishment of a U.S. observatory
December 14 Decembrist uprising in Russia against Tsar Nicholas I begins
December 26 Erie Canal opens
December 27 1st public railroad using steam locomotive completed in England