1826 in History
January 1 Baron Van der Capellen resigns as governor of Dutch-Indies
February 11 London University founded
February 13 American Temperance Society, forms in Boston
February 28 M Biela, an Austrian officer, discovers Biela's Comet
March 4 1st U.S. Railroad chartered, Granite Railway in Quincy, Massachsetts
March 14 General Congress of South American States assembles at Panama
March 21 Beethoven's Quartet #13 in B flat major (Op 130) premiered in Vienna
April 1 Samuel Mory patents internal combustion engine
April 12 Weber's opera "Oberon," premieres in London
April 23 Missolonghi captured by Turks
June 10 Sultan Mahmud II rebellious elite corp, slaughter 20,000 in Turkey
June 20 Siam/England sign trade/peace treaty
July 26 Vilnus Lithuanian riots cause death of many Jews
July 30 Java prince Dipo Negoro surprise attacks Dutch colony, 82 killed
August 19 Canada Co chartered to colonize Upper Canada (Ontario)
August 22 Colonies under Jedediah Strong Smith move near Salt Lake Utah
August 24 Netherland's South Willems Port (Bosch-Luik) opens
September 3 USS Vincennes leaves New York to become 1st warship to circumnavigate globe
October 7 Granite Railway (1st chartered railway in U.S.) begins operations
November 15 Dutch Business Me gets monopoly on opium trade in Java/Madura
November 27 John Walker invents friction match in England