1825 events in history

Jan 27 The U.S. Congress approves Indian Territory (in what is present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the "Trail of Tears"
Feb 3 Vendsyssel-Thy, once part of the Jutland peninsula that formed westernmost Denmark, becomes an island after a flood drowns its 1 km wide isthmus
Feb 4 The Ohio Legislature authorizes the construction of the Ohio and Erie Canal and the Miami and Erie Canal
Feb 9 After no presidential candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the election of 1824, the United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams President of the United States
Feb 12 The Creek cede the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States government by the Treaty of Indian Springs, and migrate west
Mar 2 Roberto Cofresí, one of the last successful Caribbean pirates, is defeated in combat and captured by authorities
Jun 4 General Lafayette, a French officer in the American Revolutionary War, speaks at what would become Lafayette Square, Buffalo, during his visit to the United States
Jun 11 The first cornerstone is laid for Fort Hamilton in New York City
Jun 22 The British Parliament abolishes feudalism and the seigneurial system in British North America
Jul 30 Malden Island is discovered by captain George Byron, 7th Baron Byron
Aug 6 Bolivia gains independence from Spain
Aug 25 Uruguay declares its independence from Brazil
Aug 29 Kingdom of Portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil
Sep 27 The world's first public railway to use steam locomotives, the Stockton and Darlington Railway, is ceremonially opened
Oct 26 The Erie Canal opens: Passage from Albany, New York to Lake Erie
Nov 26 At Union College in Schenectady, New York, a group of college students form the Kappa Alpha Society, the first college social fraternity
Dec 26 Advocates of liberalism in Russia rise up against Czar Nicholas I and are put down in the Decembrist revolt in Saint Petersburg