1826 events in history

Jan 30 The Menai Suspension Bridge, considered the world's first modern suspension bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey to the north West coast of Wales, is opened
Feb 11 University College London is founded under the name University of London
Feb 11 Swaminarayan writes the Shikshapatri, an important text within Swaminarayan Hinduism
Feb 24 The signing of the Treaty of Yandabo marks the end of the First Anglo-Burmese War
Apr 1 Samuel Morey patents the internal combustion engine
Apr 10 The 10,500 inhabitants of the Greek town of Missolonghi begin leaving the town after a year's siege by Turkish forces. Very few of them survive
May 22 HMS Beagle departs on its first voyage
Jun 21 Maniots defeat Egyptians under Ibrahim Pasha in the Battle of Vergas
Jul 4 Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, dies the same day as John Adams, second president of the United States, on the fiftieth anniversary of the adoption of the United States Declaration of Independence
Sep 11 Captain William Morgan is arrested in Batavia, New York for debt. This sets into motion the events that lead to his mysterious disappearance
Oct 7 The Granite Railway begins operations as the first chartered railway in the U.S
Nov 25 The Greek frigate Hellas arrives in Nafplion to become the first flagship of the Hellenic Navy
Dec 1 French philhellene Charles Nicolas Fabvier forces his way through the Turkish cordon and ascends the Acropolis of Athens, which had been under siege
Dec 16 Benjamin W. Edwards rides into Mexican-controlled Nacogdoches, Texas, and declares himself ruler of the Republic of Fredonia
Dec 21 American settlers in Nacogdoches, Mexican Texas, declare their independence, starting the Fredonian Rebellion
Dec 24 The Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy begins that night, wrapping up the following morning
Dec 25 The Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy concludes after beginning the previous evening