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List of state leaders in 1838
- January 6 - Samuel Morse first publicly demonstrates the telegraph.
- January 8 - Alfred Vail demonstrates a telegraph using dots and dashes (this is the forerunner of Morse code)
- January 12 - Joseph Smith, Jr. and Sidney Rigdon flee Ohio for Missouri
- March 7 – Jenny Lind, the "Swedish Nightingale" debuts at the Stockholm Opera
- April 30 - Nicaragua declares independence from the Central American Federation
- June 12 - Territory of Iowa established
- September 3 - Dressed in a sailor's uniform and carrying identification papers provided by a free Black seaman, future abolitionist Frederick Douglass boards a train in Maryland on his way to freedom from slavery
- October 16 - Date in the Bill Stump's Stone
- November 3 The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce is founded. This paper was later renamed to The Times of India in 1861
- November 5 - Honduras separates from the Central American Federation, weakening the confederation.
- Proteins discovered by Jons Jacob Berzelius
- the Pastry War
- Start of First British-Afghan War
- Republic of Yucatan declares independence from Mexico
- Start of Central American Civil War
- Friedrich Bessel makes the first accurate measurement of distance to a star.
- Christian Hermann Weisse proposes the two-source hypothesis of gospel origins, which is held by a majority of biblical scholars to this day.
- Regular Atlantic steamship service begins
- Governor of Missouri order all the Mormons to leave the state
- Augustus Siebe invents a closed diving suit with a helmet
- Louis Daguerre develops Daguerreotype
- January 4 - Charles Stratton ("General Tom Thumb"), circus performer, entertainer (+ 1883)
- January 6 - Max Bruch, composer (+ 1920)
- January 16 - Franz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist (+ 1917)
- February 6 - Henry Irving, English actor (+ 1905)
- February 16 - Henry Adams, American historian (+ 1918)
- February 18 - Ernst Mach, Austrian physicist and philosopher
- March 3 - George William Hill, astronomer (+ 1914)
- April 8/ July 8 - Ferdinand von Zeppelin, founder of the Zeppelin airship company. (+ 1917)
- April 21 - John Muir, naturalist (+ 1914)
- May 10 - John Wilkes Booth, assassin of Abraham Lincoln
- May 20 - Jules Méline, French statesman (+ 1925)
- October 25 - Georges Bizet, French composer
- November 13 - Joseph Fielding Smith, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1918)
- Cleveland Abbe, American meteorologist.
- May 17 - Charles Maurice de Talleyrand, French diplomat (* 1754)
- July 4 - Colonel José Antonio Vidaurre and his accomplices, authors of The Riot of Quillota, Chile were shot.
- September 1 - William Clark, Co-captain (with Meriwether Lewis) of the U.S. Corps of Discovery's Expedition to the Pacific Northwest (or popularly called the Lewis and Clark Expedition) of 1803-06.
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