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Each time I start a year, I have already compiled a list, months ago with about 6000 entered of what happened from 1788 to 1837. My first step now (It took several trials to get this down to a science) is to cut out the specific year I will work on and paste it into its own spreadsheet to work with. When I worked on the entire spreadsheet, sometimes inserting a line, with all the graphics I had begun to place, took a long time. Working on each year alone, is a lot faster.

With the year separated out, I now turn to my book sources,

The Timetables of History by Grun and Stein1__%252524%252521%252540%252521__PastedGraphic-2012-09-25-09-39.jpg

Chronology of CULTURE by Paxton and Fairfield

1__%252524%252521%252540%252521__1__%252524%252521%252540%252521__PastedGraphic-2012-09-25-09-39.jpg What Happened When by Carruth.

PastedGraphic-2012-09-25-09-39.jpg, History of the World. A beautiful Dorealing Kindersley book.

I now and diligently look through each of these to find entries that I did not come across on the internet, and other printed lists. It is possible that there are places that have more listings for each year. I have not found them. And when you go to the Timelines at the Regency Assembly Press page, there you will see all the graphical references as well. Something that I did not find anywhere else.

Here is the start of 1826:


Year Month Day Event
1826 Jan 26 Julia Dent Grant, First Lady and wife of Ulysses Grant, was born.
1826 Feb 2 Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (b.1755), French lawyer and epicure, died. “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.” His famous work, Physiologie du goût (The Physiology of Taste), was published in December 1825, two months before his death.
1826 Feb 11 London University was founded.
1826 Feb 13 The American Temperance Society formed in Boston.
1826 Feb 16 Franz von Holstein, composer, was born.
1826 Mar 4 The Granite Railway in Quincy, MA, became the 1st US RR to be chartered.
1826 Mar 21 Beethoven’s Quartet #13 in B flat major (Op 130) premiered in Vienna.
1826 Apr 1 Samuel Mory patented the internal combustion engine.
1826 Apr 6 Gustave Moreau, French painter, was born.
1826 Apr 9 Chatham Roberdeau Wheat was born in Alexandria, Va. He studied law at the University of Nashville and then served in the 1st Tennessee Cavalry as a lieutenant during the Mexican War. He became a Confederate commander of the 1st Louisiana Special Battalion in the Civil War, also known as Wheat’s Tigers.
1826 Apr 12 Karl Maria von Weber’s opera “Oberon,” premiered in London.
1826 Apr 13 Franz Danzi (62), composer, died.
1826 Apr 22 Ibrahim, son of Mohammed Ali of Egypt, took Missolonghi (in West Greece) after a long siege. [see Apr 23]
1826 Apr 23 Missolonghi (in west Greece) fell to Egyptian-Turkish forces. [see Apr 22]
1826 Apr 28 Alexander Stadtfeld, composer, was born.
1826 May 4 Frederick Church, US romantic landscape painter (Hudson River School), was born.
1826 May 7 Varina Howell Davis (d.1905), 1st lady (Confederacy), was born.
1826 May 10 Giuseppe Sigismondo (86), composer, died.
1826 May 25 Christian Friedrich Ruppe (72), composer, died.
1826 May 29 Ebenezer Butterick, inventor (tissue paper dress pattern), was born.
1826 Jun 4 Karl Maria FE von Weber (39), German composer (Oberon), died.
1826 Jul 4 Stephen Foster (Stephen Collins Foster, d. Jan 13, 1864) composer, was born near Pittsburgh. His famous songs include “My Old Kentucky Home,” “O Susanna,” “Old Folks at Home,” “Old Black Joe” and “Camptown Races.”
1826 Jul 4 Construction of the Pennsylvania Grand Canal was begun.
1826 Jul 4 Thomas Jefferson, the nation’s third president, died at age 83 at one o’clock in the afternoon and was buried near Charlottesville, Virginia. He was the founder of the Univ. of Virginia and wrote the state’s statute of religious freedom. In 1981 Dumas Malone, aged 89 and nearly blind, published “The Sage of Monticello,” the sixth and final volume of his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Jefferson. In 1997 Joseph J. Ellis won the National Book Award in nonfiction for “American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson.” “Nothing gives one person so much of an advantage over another as to remain unruffled in all circumstances.”
1826 Jul 4 John Adams died at age 90 in Braintree [Quincy], Mass, just a few hours after Jefferson. Because communications was slow in those days, Adams and Jefferson, at their death, thought the other was still alive. Adams’ last words were, “Thomas Jefferson still survives.” It was 50 years to the day after the Declaration of Independence was adopted. Adams was the 2nd president of the US. A multi-generational biography of the Adams family was later written by Paul C. Nagel: “Descent from Glory.” The Joseph Ellis book The Passionate Edge” helped restore Adams to his rightful place in the American pantheon. The 1972 musical film 1776 focused on Adams’ efforts to get an independence resolution through Congress. In 1998 C. Bradley Thompson published “John Adams and the Spirit of Liberty.” In 2001 David McCullough authored “John Adams.” In 2005 James Grant authored “John Adams: Party of One.”
1826 Jul 4 In 2001 Andrew Burstein authored “America’s Jubilee,” a description of the jubilee year as it was experienced by various people.
1826 Jul 8 Luther Martin (b.1748), Maryland lawyer and former delegate to the Constitutional Convention, died in NYC. In 2008 Bill Kaufman authored “Forgotten Founder, Drunken Prophet: The Life of Luther Martin.”
1826 Jul 22 Giuseppe Piazzi (80), monk, mathematician (found 1st asteroid, 1801), died.
1826 Jul 26 Riots in Vilnius, Lithuanian, caused the death of many Jews.
1826 Aug 7 Marc Brunel hired his son, Isambard, to replace William Armstrong as chief engineer for building the tunnel under England’s Thames River.
1826 Aug 13 Major Gordon Laing, Scottish explorer, became the 1st European to enter Timbuktu (Mali), where some 12,000 people lived. Laing was killed by a Tuareg nomad spear on Sep 26 as he headed for Morocco. In 2005 Frank T. Kryza authored “The Race for Timbuktu: In Search of Africa’s City of Gold.”
1826 Aug 22 Colonies under Jedediah Strong Smith moved near Salt Lake Utah.
1826 Sep 3 USS Vincennes left NY to become 1st warship to circumnavigate globe.
1826 Sep 26 The Persian cavalry was routed by the Russians at the Battle of Ganja in the Russian Caucasus.
1826 Oct 7 The first railway in the United States opened at Quincy, Massachusetts.
1826 Nov 24 Carlo Collodi, the creator of Pinocchio, was born.
1826 Nov 27 Jedediah Smith’s expedition reached San Diego, becoming the first Americans to cross the south-western part of the continent. He crossed the Mohave Desert and the San Bernadino Mountains from Utah.
1826 Dec 3 George Brinton McClellen (d.1885), Union general who defeated Robert E. Lee at Antietam and ran against Abraham Lincoln for president, was born.
1826 Dec 26 Franz Coenen, composer, was born.
1826 New York in the US opens its first high school for girls; however it won’t stay open long.
1826 Russia and Persia are at war.
1826 The British Lying-in Hospital establishes courses for “monthly nurses”, which are women who will nurse mothers during their lying-in period but may not deliver their children.
1826 The first monthly children’s magazine is founded by Lydia Maria Francis, called Juvenile Miscellany, but will be out of circulation by 1833.
1826 Turkey captures Missolonghi from the Greeks.
1826-1842 Brunel builds the first subaqueous tunnel, under the Thames.
1826 In Spain the Inquisition had been ended by the Revolution in 1820 that had overthrown King Ferdinand VII, but with Ferdinand’s return it is revived.  A Jew is burned at the stake, also a Spanish Quaker schoolmaster who replaced “Hail Mary” with “Praise be to God” in school prayer. It is to be the last of such executions.
1826 Theophile Bra, French academic sculptor, experienced a nervous breakdown and began to make visionary paintings.
1826 Corot painted “Cascade of Terni.” “Its flat light, monumentalizing simplicity and minimal content anticipated Courbet, Manet and Cezanne.”
1826 The Erie Canal, 387 miles long and completed in 1826, connected Lake Erie, at Buffalo, to the Hudson River at Albany, New York. Begun in 1817 through the determined efforts of New York Governor DeWitt Clinton, the canal, which utilized light packet boats drawn by horses, reduced the passenger schedule between Buffalo and Albany from the 10 days required by stage service to three-and-a-half days. The canal brought many settlers to the Mohawk Valley and formed a great highway for freight from the Northwest to the seaboard. [see 1825]
1826 David Farragut gathered youngsters from warships anchored in Hampton Roads and established America’s first floating Annapolis aboard the U.S.S. Alert.
1826 The Galerie Vero-Dodat (2, Rue de Bouloi), was built by two well-off charcutiers in Paris, France. Vero and Dodat spared no expense with the classical style interior that featured sculpted woodwork, ceiling frescoes, mosaic flooring, and brass ornament,
1826 Joseph Buchner refined willow bark in crystals that he named salicin, after salix, the Latin name for willow. [see aspirin in 1899]
1826 Samuel Heinrich Schwabe, German amateur astronomer, began a systematic program of observing the Sun from his home in Dessau. He kept careful records of sunspots over 17 years and in 1843 noted an 11-year cycle in their frequency.
1826 Scotsman Robert Stein invented the continuous still. It was later refined by Aeneas Coffey as the Coffey still.
1826 An American mechanic developed mold-blown glass.
1826 Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec, French physician and inventor of the stethoscope, died from tuberculosis.
1826 In Batavia Capt. William Morgan was kidnapped by brother Masons for divulging fraternity secrets. His body was never found. His book “Illustrations of Freemasonry” revealed some Mason secrets. His death inspired America’s 1st third party, the anti-Mason, who dominated western NY for almost a decade.
1826 In Argentina Bernardino Rivadavia (1780-1845) was chosen as the first president of the United Provinces of La Plata. He was forced to resign in 1827. His political opponents called him the “Chocolate Dictator.”
1826 Englishmen scientist James Smithson (1765-1829) drew up his will and named his nephew as beneficiary. In the will he stated that should his nephew die without heirs, the estate should go to the US of America to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institute, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men.
1826 Pilkington, a British glass producer, was founded in St. Helens, Lancashire. In 2006 it was bought by Nippon Sheet Glass (NSG).
1826 The British Cape Colony was extended northward to the Orange River.
1826 John James Audubon (1785-1851), painter and ornithologist, arrived in Britain to oversee the production of his “Birds of America.” Although the 1st engravings were done in Edinburgh the project was soon transferred to London and completed over the next 12 years.
1826 Audubon read a technical paper before the Natural History Society of Edinburgh entitled: “Account of the habits of the turkey buzzard, particularly with the view of exploding the opinion generally entertained of its extraordinary power of smelling.” [see K.E. Stager in 1964]
1826 In Egypt Jean-Francois Champollion, French Egyptologist and decipherer of the Rosetta Stone, began collecting Egyptian artifacts. He convinced Charles X to purchase the private collections of the French and English consuls in Egypt.
1826 In Mexico Plutarco Elias Calles, founder of the modern Mexican political system, tried to suppress the Church. This fomented the Cristiada, 3 years of rebellion and outright war.
1826 Dom Pedro IV, emperor of Brazil, attained the Portuguese throne.
1826 In Scotland the first exhibition of Clydesdale horses for show occurred at the Glasgow Exhibition. The horses had been bred for hauling coal.
1826 Methodist missionaries arrived at Tonga from Australia.
1826-1828 1826-1828    Corot was in Italy and painted “View of St. Peter’s and the Castel Sant’Angelo.”
1826-1829 1826-1829    Dumont d’Urville (1790-1842), French explorer and naturalist, sailed around the Pacific Ocean.
1826-1833 1826-1833    In NYC the Hawk and Buzzard newspaper subsisted largely on gossip.
1826-1852 1826-1852    The Duke of Wellington served as Constable of the Tower of London.
1826-1877 1826-1877     Walter Bagehot, English editor and economist: “One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.” “It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptation.”
1826-1887 1826-1887    Dinah Maria Mulock Craik, English novelist. “The man who does his work, any work, conscientiously, must always be in one sense a great man.”
1826-1908 1826-1908    Henry Clifton Sorby, English geologist, invented a method for making thin rock slices for microscopic investigation.

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