1824 events in history

Jan 22 The Ashantis defeat British forces in the Gold Coast
Mar 5 First Anglo-Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma
Mar 11 The United States Department of War creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs
May 7 World premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Vienna, Austria. The performance is conducted by Michael Umlauf under the composer's supervision
May 10 The National Gallery in London opens to the public
Jun 21 Greek War of Independence: Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea
Jul 25 Costa Rica annexes Guanacaste from Nicaragua
Aug 4 The Battle of Kos is fought between Turkish and Greek forces
Aug 5 Greek War of Independence: Constantine Kanaris leads a Greek fleet to victory against Ottoman and Egyptian ships in the Battle of Samos
Aug 6 Battle of Junin Peru
Aug 15 The Marquis de Lafayette, the last surviving French general of the American Revolutionary War, arrives in New York and begins a tour of 24 states
Oct 4 Mexico adopts a new constitution and becomes a federal republic
Oct 9 Slavery is abolished in Costa Rica
Oct 21 Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement
Nov 30 Ground is broken at Allanburg, Ontario, for the building of the first Welland Canal
Dec 1 United States presidential election, 1824: Since no candidate received a majority of the total electoral college votes in the election, the United States House of Representatives is given the task of deciding the winner in accordance with the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution
Dec 9 Patriot forces led by General Antonio José de Sucre defeat a Royalist army in the Battle of Ayacucho, putting an end to the Peruvian War of Independence
Dec 28 The Bathurst War comes to an end with the surrender of the Wiradjuri