| This Year In|
- The telegraph is created by Samuel Morse.
- June 27: The founder of the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints, Joseph Smith, is shot to death in Nauvoo, Illinois.
- August 13: Marcella Decia bani Tytalus notes that the Batini elders on Mercury are uneasy and suspicious. She asks if her staff are to blame, but they assure her the problem is internal.