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|( 1820s: ) 1829|
- March 4 – Andrew Jackson is sworn in, as the seventh President of the United States.
- March 22 – Greece receives autonomy from the Ottoman Empire in the London Protocol, signed by Russia, France and Britain, effectively ending the Greek War of Independence. Greece continues to seek full independence through diplomatic negotiations with the three Great Powers.
- March 31 – Pope Pius VIII succeeds Pope Leo XII, as the 253rd pope.
- April 1 – Vicente Guerrero becomes president of Mexico.
- April 4 – The Mexican city of Cuautla, Morelos is founded.
- April 13 – The Catholic Relief Act is passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom, granting a substantial measure of Catholic emancipation in Britain and Ireland.
- June 1 – The Philadelphia Inquirer is founded, as The Pennsylvania Inquirer.
- June 3 – The Swan River Colony (later to become the cities of Perth and Fremantle) is founded in Western Australia. This secures the western third of the Australian landmass for the British.
- June 10 – The Oxford University Boat Club wins the first inter-university Boat Race, rowed at Henley-on-Thames.
- June 19 – Robert Peel establishes the Metropolitan Police Service in London, the first modern police force. The first officers, known by the nickname "bobbies", go on patrol on September 29.
- July 2 – Russo-Turkish War (1828–29): Russian Field-Marshal Hans Karl von Diebitsch launches the Trans-Balkan Offensive, which brings the Russian army within 68 kilometres (42 mi) of Istanbul.
- September 14 – The Ottoman Empire signs the Treaty of Adrianople with Russia, thus ending the Russo-Turkish War.
- December 7 – India: In the face of fierce opposition, British Lord William Bentinck carries a regulation, declaring that all who abet suttee (the self-immolation of a widow on a bonfire at her husband's funeral) in India are guilty of culpable homicide.
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|Chalmers University of Technology|
- http://theboatrace.org/origins%7Ctitle=Foundations of The Boat Race|work=The Xchanging Boat Race|publisher=Theboatrace.org
- "Suttees, or the Burning of Widows", in The World's Progress: A Dictionary of Dates, ed. by George P. Putnam and F. B. Perkins (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1878) p604.