First Opium War between China and the British Empire.Amistad Mutiny.
The State of Mississippi grants married women control over their own property; similar laws enacted in Texas, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York, California, and Wisconsin over the next decade.
Josephine Amelia Perkins goes on record as the first female horse thief in the U.S.
Final meeting of the Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women.
Depression deepens as the Bank of the United States fails.