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Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century
- February 9 - After no presidential candidate received a majority of electoral votes, the United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams President of the United States.
- February 12 - The Creek cede the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States government, and migrate west
- March 4 - John Quincy Adams officially succeeds James Monroe as President of the United States.
- July 6 - The Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sĝnderborg-Beck gains possession of Glücksburg and changed his title to Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. The line of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg later became the Royal House of Greece, Denmark and Norway.
- July 30 - Malden Island discovered.
- August 6 - Bolivia gains independence from Peru.
- September 27th The world's first modern railway, the Stockton and Darlington Railway opens in England.
- October 26 - The Erie Canal opens - passage from Albany, New York to Lake Erie
- November 26 - At Union College in Schenectady, New York a group of college students form Kappa Alpha as the first college social fraternity (it was the first to combine aspects of secret Greek-letter societies, literary societies and formalized student social groups).
- Decembrist Revolt in Russia.
Year in topic
- January 25 - George Pickett, Confederate general (+ 1876)
- March 22 - Jane Sym, future First Lady of Canada (+ 1893)
- May 4 -Sir Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist († 1895)
- September 11 - Eduard Hanslick, music critic († 1904)
- October 25 - Johann Strauss II, composer († 1899)
- November 9 - A.P. Hill, Confederate general (+ 1865)