Here are some one liners...
Time for the First U.S. Passenger Railroad -- B&O railroad is supposed to go to Ohio, but it is all in baby steps. I talk about how railroads brought with them synchronized clocks and time zones.
The Democratic Party Begins -- Angered over the election of Adams, Andrew Jackson supporters organize the Democratic Party to push Jackson to victory in the next election.
The Book of Mormon and the Golden Plates -- Joseph Smith begins his translation of the Book of Mormon.
In Other News -- Matches, the fountain pen and Zarafa the Giraffe.
Time for the First U.S. Passenger RailroadThe Erie Canal has caused the port of New York's cargo traffic to increase dramatically. That is why Maryland has approved a charter for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O) in the hope of increasing the cargo traffic through the port of Baltimore. At first the Baltimore & Ohio will not go anywhere near Ohio. Just as the majority of the Erie Canal's business is moving cargo short distances, the initial routes of the B&O are within Maryland and Virginia. The first granite stringers (the cross members on the track) will be laid next year and that may explain why the first train station will be located at Elliot Mills where a granite quarry exists. The line will then pass over the Potomac and head for the Cumberland Gap and keep going all the way to the Ohio River. (I'm making it sound easy, but it will not be easy at all.) The B&O will be the first common carrier cargo and revenue producing passenger train in the United States. The company will print its own train schedule. (Imagine that!) And it will use a locomotive built in the United States, the Tom Thumb.   
The Democratic Party BeginsAfter President John Quincy Adams was "selected not elected" as President by the US Congress, the supporters of the previous presidential candidate, Andrew Jackson, WHO WON THE MOST ELECTORAL VOTES AND POPULAR VOTES, regroup in Maryland to organize a new political party called the Democratic Party. The Democrats will promote the candidacy of Major General Andrew Jackson: the guy who kicked the stuffing out of the British at the end of the War of 1812, spanked the Spanish forces in Florida, routed the Indians and restored heart, soul and dignity to every American. (I think I hear a bugle sounding the call to arms.) All kidding aside, the Congress can hear the bugles as well, and they are frightened of Jackson. Jackson is calling out Henry Clay on his "corrupt bargain" with John Q. Adams to buy the presidency. (I don't think Clay did any such thing, but it sure looks bad when Clay, as Speaker of the House, presides over the selection of Adams as President and then takes the position of Secretary of State in the Adams Administration!) This upcoming election is going to be a hoot!     
The Book of Mormon and the Golden PlatesAs controversial as it might seem, I am compelled to mention that the beginning of the translation of the Book of Mormon has begun. By tradition, an angel has led Joseph Smith to the location of hidden metal tablets or Golden Plates. There is strange writing on the plates so with special glasses or with "seer stones", Smith is able to translate the strange writing into English. This translation will become the Book of Mormon. It is one of the four sacred texts of the Church of Latter-day Saints and probably the book most associated with the Church. 
In Other News
- Zarafa the Giraffe comes to France. This is the first giraffe seen in Europe in 3 centuries. It is a gift from the sultan of Egypt to the king of France.