02/19 - Debut of Francis Wright's play Altorf at the Park Theatre in New York. Capacity of theatre was 2400. It was highly praised while Wright's authorship remained anonymous. (source: p27, Eckhardt,
04/26 - The first Lodge of Odd Fellows was organized at a tavern on Fell's Point (Baltimore); it was called Washington Lodge Number 1. (Source: Vexler, Baltimore, p28)
06/16 - Marriage of Lydia Huntley to Charles Sigourney in Hartford.
08 - "Peterloo Massacre". 60-100 thousand working class people gather at St. Peter's Field outside Manchester to demand political reform and end of the Corn Laws. They are charged by cavalrymen with sabers. Many die; over 100 women and girls injured. (source: p44 Eckhardt, Fanny Wright)