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|( 1810s: ) 1817|
Eradication of Seminoles in the Everglades, Florida.
- January 19 – An army of 5,423 soldiers, led by General José de San Martín, starts crossing the Andes from Argentina, to liberate Chile and then Peru.
- March 4 – James Monroe is sworn in as the fifth President of the United States.
- April 29 – The Rush–Bagot Treaty is signed.
- May 27 – The General Convention of the Episcopal Church founds the General Theological Seminary, while meeting in New York City.
- June 22 – King Ferdinand VII of Spain, by royal decree, makes the production and sale of tobacco a legal endeavor in Cuba, thus sparking the birth of the Cuban cigar industry.
- July 4 – At Rome, New York, construction on the Erie Canal begins.
- September 11 – The Great Rebellion of 1817-18 begins in Sri Lanka.
- October 30 - The independent government of Venezuela is established by Simón Bolívar.
- November 3 - The Bank of Montreal opens in Montreal.
- November 20 – The first Seminole War begins in Florida.
- L'Anciente Mutuelle, as predecessor of Axa, an insurance and financial service of worldwide, founded in Rouen, France.
|Bank of Montreal|
|University of Liège||Public university of the French Community of Belgium||French-speaking university in Belgium|
- James Grant Wilson, The Memorial History of the City of New-York: From Its First Settlement to the Year 1892, Volume IV (New York History Company, 1893) p596
- Cuba (International Bureau of the American Republics, 1905) p82