Category Archives: 1820s

Jackson sworn in as 7th POTUS, VP Calhoun begins 2nd term 190 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 4 1829)


Video: 'The 1829 Inauguration of Andrew Jackson'

(Wednesday, March 4, 1829) — Andrew Jackson, 61, was inaugurated as the 7th President of the United States today on the East Portico of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., with Chief Justice John Marshall administering the oath of office. Continue reading Jackson sworn in as 7th POTUS, VP Calhoun begins 2nd term 190 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 4 1829)

Andrew Jackson defeats John Q. Adams, elected POTUS 190 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 2 1828)


Video: 'The American Presidential Election of 1828'

(Tuesday, December 2, 1828, during the United States presidential election, 1828) — Former Democratic U.S. Senator Andrew Jackson of Tennessee was elected President of the United States today, defeating National Republican incumbent U.S. President John Quincy Adams of Massachusetts. Continue reading Andrew Jackson defeats John Q. Adams, elected POTUS 190 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 2 1828)

First edition of ‘Webster’s Dictionary’ published 190 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 14 1828)

(Monday, April 14, 1828) — Noah Webster, 70, published his American Dictionary of the English Language today in two quarto volumes containing 70,000 entries, as against the 58,000 of any previous dictionary.

Former U.S. President John Adams dies near Quincy, Massachusetts 190 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 4 1826)


Video: 'Disney The American Presidents: John Adams'

(Tuesday, July 4, 1826, 6:20 p.m. local time)John Adams, the second President of the United States (1797-1801), an American Founding Father who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, died today at his home in Quincy, Massachusetts, of heart failure. Continue reading Former U.S. President John Adams dies near Quincy, Massachusetts 190 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 4 1826)

Former U.S. President Thomas Jefferson dies near Charlottesville, Virginia 190 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 4 1826)


Video: 'Thomas Jefferson - Mini Biography'

(Tuesday, July 4, 1826, 12:30 p.m. local time)Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States (1801–1809), an American Founding Father who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, died today at his plantation estate Monticello near Charlottesville, Virginia, of diarrhea, toxemia from a kidney infection, uremia from kidney damage and pneumonia. Continue reading Former U.S. President Thomas Jefferson dies near Charlottesville, Virginia 190 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 4 1826)

Union College students organize first college social fraternity 190 years ago today (Nov 26 1825)

(Saturday, November 26, 1825) — The first college social fraternity, the Kappa Alpha Society, was formed today by a group of students at Union College in Schenectady, New York.

Erie Canal opens in upstate New York 190 years ago today (Oct 26 1825)


Video: 'The Erie Canal - History and Construction of the Canal, Barges, And Tour - 1940s'

(Wednesday, October 26, 1825) — The Erie Canal, built to create a navigable water route from New York City and the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes, opened today in upstate New York.

World’s first passenger train operates in England 190 years ago this hour (Sep 27 1825)


Video: '1825 Year of the Railway'

(Tuesday, September 27, 1825, between 7:00-8:00 a.m. GMT) — The first locomotive to haul a passenger train was operated today by George Stephenson in between Stockton and Darlington in England.

Former U.S. Vice President Daniel D. Tompkins dies 190 years ago today (June 11 1825)


Video: 'Who Was Daniel D. Tompkins?'

(Saturday, June 11, 1825)Daniel D. Tompkins, the sixth Vice President of the United States (1817-1825, under President James Monroe), died today in Tompkinsville, a neighborhood in northeastern Staten Island in New York City, just 99 days after leaving office. He was 50.

Adams sworn in as 6th U.S. President, Calhoun as 7th VP 190 years ago today (Mar 4 1825)


Video: '1 President John Quincy Adams and the Election of 1824 Video & Lesson Transcript Education Porta'

(Friday, March 4, 1825) — John Quincy Adams of Massachusetts, 57, was inaugurated today as the sixth President of the United States in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., with Chief Justice John Marshall administering oath of office. Adams was the first son of a former president to be elected to the nation’s highest office.

President James Monroe and Vice President Daniel D. Tompkins retired after serving two full terms (eight years) in office. Continue reading Adams sworn in as 6th U.S. President, Calhoun as 7th VP 190 years ago today (Mar 4 1825)