1826 in the United States
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|1826 in the United States|
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Events from the year 1826 in the United States.
- President: John Quincy Adams (DR/NR-Massachusetts)
- Vice President: John C. Calhoun (D-South Carolina)
- Chief Justice: John Marshall (Virginia)
- Speaker of the House of Representatives: John W. Taylor (DR-New York)
- Congress: 19th
- January 24 – Treaty of Washington between the United States government and the Creek National Council, in which they cede much of their land in the State of Georgia.
- February 13 – The American Temperance Society is founded in Boston.
- July 4 – Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams die.
- September 3 – The USS Vincennes, commanded by William Finch, leaves New York City to become the first U.S. warship to circumnavigate the globe.
- December 21 – Fredonian Rebellion: American settlers in Mexican Texas make the first attempt to secede from Mexico, establishing the Republic of Fredonia, which will survive for just over a month.
- December 25 – The Eggnog Riot breaks out at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York during the early morning hours, but is squelched by Christmas chapel service.
- Sing Sing prison first opened on the Hudson River.
- January 5 – Samuel L. M. Barlow I, lawyer (died 1889)
- January 26 – Julia Grant, born Julia Boggs Dent, First Lady as wife of Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the U.S. (died 1902)
- January 27 – Richard Taylor, Confederate general (died 1879)
- February 9 – John A. Logan, U.S. Senator from Illinois from 1871 to 1877 (died 1886)
- February 22 – Samuel J. R. McMillan, U.S. Senator from Minnesota from 1875 to 1887 (died 1897)
- March 4 – Theodore Judah, railroad engineer (died 1863)
- April 9 – Francis B. Stockbridge, U.S. Senator from Michigan from 1887 to 1894 (died 1894)
- April 26
- May 4 – Frederic Edwin Church, painter (died 1900)
- May 7 – Varina Davis, wife of Jefferson Davis, First Lady of the Confederate States of America (died 1906)
- July 4 – Stephen Foster, songwriter (died 1864)
- August 16 – Mary Cyrene Burch Breckinridge, wife of John C. Breckinridge, Second Lady of the United States (died 1907)
- September 4 – Willard Warner, U.S. Senator from Alabama from 1868 to 1871 (died 1906)
- October 7 – William B. Bate, 23rd Governor of Tennessee from 1883 to 1887 and U.S. Senator from Tennessee from 1887 to 1905 (died 1905)
- October 20 – James Z. George, U.S. Senator from Mississippi from 1881 to 1897 (died 1897)
- October 31 – Joseph Roswell Hawley, U.S. Senator from Connecticut from 1881 to 1905 (died 1905)
- December 3 – George B. McClellan, soldier, civil engineer, railroad executive, and politician (died 1885)
- December 7 – Edmund G. Ross, U.S. Senator from Kansas from 1866 to 1871 (died 1907)
- January 24 – Henry H. Chambers, U.S. Senator from Alabama from 1825 to 1826 (born 1790)
- February 7 – Thomas Todd, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1807 to 1826 (born 1765)
- July 4
- July 8 – Luther Martin, delegate to the American Constitutional Convention (born 1746)
- July 18 – Issac Shelby, first and fifth Governor of Kentucky from 1792 to 1796 and 1812 to 1816 (born 1750)
- August 26 – Royall Tyler, playwright (born 1757)
- Clough, William. "newspaper clipping" (PDF). Retrieved September 30, 2015.