Today in History for Year 1829

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 41 of 41

Jan 19th - Johann von Goethe's "Faust, Part 1" premieres
Feb 2nd - Madman Jonathan Martin sets York Cathedral on fire, does £60,000 damage
Mar 2nd - New England Asylum for the Blind, 1st in US, incorporated, Boston
Mar 4th - Andrew Jackson inaugurated as 7th US President
Mar 4th - Unruly crowd mobs White House during President Jackson inaugural ball
Mar 16th - Ohio authorizes high school night classes
Mar 22nd - The three protecting powers (Britain, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece.
Apr 9th - Danzig (Gdansk) dike break flood kills 1,200
Apr 13th - The Roman Catholic Relief Act passed by the British Parliament; it was the culmination of the process of Catholic Emancipation throughout the UK.
Apr 25th - Charles Fremantle arrives in HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom.
Apr 28th - Dutch parliament accepts new press laws
May 2nd - After anchoring nearby, Captain Charles Fremantle of HMS Challenger, declares the Swan River Colony in Australia.
Religious Leader Joseph Smith JrReligious Leader Joseph Smith Jr May 15th - Joseph Smith ordained by John the Baptist according to Joseph Smith
May 24th - Pope Pius VIII issues his program for pontificate
Jun 5th - HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba.
Jun 8th - 1st UK municipal swimming pool outside of London opens in Liverpool
Jun 10th - The first Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race takes place.
Jun 19th - Robert Peel founds the London Metropolitan Police (Bobbies)
Jul 4th - Cornerstone laid for 1st US mint (Chestnut & Juniper St, Phila)
Jul 4th - The first London bus "omnibus", operated by George Shillibeer, begins service between Marylebone Road and Bank Junction
Jul 7th - Royal Military Chapel forms
Jul 23rd - William Austin Burt patents "typographer" (typewriter)
Aug 3rd - Gioacchino Rossini's "William Tell" premieres in Paris
Aug 8th - French government of De Polignac forms
British Prime Minister Robert PeelBritish Prime Minister Robert Peel Aug 9th - "Stourbridge Lion" locomotive goes into service
Aug 16th - Siamese twins Chang & Eng Bunker arrive in Boston to be exhibited
Aug 25th - President Jackson makes an offer to buy Texas, but Mexican government refuses
Aug 31st - Opera "Guillaume Tell" is produced (Paris)
Sep 14th - Peace of Adrianopel: ends Russian-Turkish war
Sep 24th - Russia & Ottoman Empire sign Peace Treaty of Adrianople
Sep 25th - Failed assassination attempt on Simon Bolívar
Sep 28th - Walker's Appeal, racial antislavery pamphlet, published in Boston
Sep 29th - British Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel establishes London's Metropolitan Police - hence the nicknames "bobbies" and "peelers".
Oct 1st - South African College is founded in Cape Town, South Africa; later to separate into the University of Cape Town and the South African College Schools.
Military and Political Leader Simon BolívarMilitary and Political Leader Simon Bolívar Oct 16th - Tremont Hotel, 1st US modern hotel opens (Boston)
Oct 17th - Delaware River & Chesapeake Bay Canal formally opens
Oct 17th - 1st supposed attack on abandoned German teenager Kaspar Hauser
Nov 20th - Jews expelled from Nikolayev & Sevastopol Russia
Nov 30th - First Welland Canal opens for a trial run, 5 years to the day from the ground breaking.
Dec 4th - Britain outlaws "suttee" in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband's funeral pyre)
Dec 21st - 1st stone arch railroad bridge in US dedicated, Baltimore

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 95 of 95

Jan 3rd - John G R Acquoy, theologist/church historian
Jan 3rd - Konrad Duden, German linguist (Der grosse Duden)
Jan 5th - Sir Roger Tichborne, missing U.K. heir who was the subject of the longest criminal trial in British history (d. c.1854)
Jan 6th - Kanagaki Robun [Bunzo Nozaki], Japanese humorist/gesaku-author
Jan 9th - Adolf von Schlagintweit, German explorer (Tarimbekken)
Jan 9th - Thomas William Robertson, England, playwright (Caste)
Jan 18th - Louis van Haecke, Flemish chaplain/author (Blood to Bridge)
Jan 21st - Oscar II Frederik, King of Sweden (1872-1907)/Norway (-1905)/poet
Jan 24th - William Mason, composer
Jan 30th - Alfred Cummings, Georgia, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1910)
Feb 1st - John Potts Slough, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1867)
Feb 2nd - Alfred Brehm, German zoologist (d. 1884)
Feb 11th - William Anderson Pile, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1889)
Feb 13th - Gerard Keller, writer (Netherlands Spectator)
Feb 14th - Alfred Iverson Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1911)
Feb 15th - Silas Weir Mitchell, US physician/author (Roland Blake)
Feb 18th - Jean Jacques Alfred Mouton, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
Feb 21st - Johnson Hagood, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1898)
Fashion Designer Levi StraussFashion Designer Levi Strauss (Feb 26th) Feb 26th - Levi Strauss, German-born clothing designer (d. 1902)
Mar 2nd - Carl Schurz, Major General (Union volunteers)journalist
Mar 14th - Charles Charlesworth, England, (dies at 7 of old age)
Mar 18th - William Robertson Boggs, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1911)
Mar 19th - Carl Frederik Tietgen, Danish financier and industrialist (d. 1901)
Mar 20th - Charles Albert White, composer
Mar 24th - George Francis Train, American businessman (d. 1904)
Mar 24th - Ignacio Zaragoza, Mexican general (d. 1862)
Mar 29th - Ritta & Christina, Siamese twins, in Sardinia
Mar 29th - Robert Emmet Rodes, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
Apr 10th - William Booth, founder (Salvation Army)
Apr 15th - Mary Harris Thompson, 1st American woman surgeon
Apr 24th - George Peabody Estey, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1881)
May 1st - Jose M de Alencar, Brazilian writer/minister of Justice
May 6th - Phoebe Ann Coffin, 1st female ordained minister in New England
May 8th - Louis Moreau Gottschalk, 1st internationally recognized US pianist
May 9th - Ciro Pinsuti, pianist/composer
May 12th - Pavlos Carrer, Greek composer (d. 1896)
May 30th - Levin Goldschmidt, German business law expert
Jun 3rd - Alfonse Charles Renaud de Vilback, composer
2nd White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Brooke2nd White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Brooke (Jun 3rd) Jun 3rd - Charles Brooke, 2nd White Rajah of Sarawak (1868-1917), born in Burnham-on-Sea, England (d. 1917)
Jun 6th - John Baillie McIntosh, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1888)
Jun 6th - Shusaku Honinbo, Japanese Go player (d. 1862)
Jun 8th - John Everett Millais, England, painter (Order of Release)
Jun 9th - Gaetano Braga, composer
Jun 11th - Hendrik Gerhard, Founder (Dutch Social-Democratic)
Jun 13th - Antonio Zamara, composer
Jun 16th - Geronimo, Apache leader (d. 1909)
Jul 4th - Hermann Kotzchmar, composer
Jul 5th - Ignacio Mariscal, Writer and Mexican diplomat (d. 1910)
Jul 8th - Pierre A Vicomte de Ponson du Terrail, French serial writer
Jul 16th - Robert Brown Potter, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1887)
Jul 26th - August Beernaert, Belgian premier (1884-94) (Nobel-1909)
Apache Leader GeronimoApache Leader Geronimo (Jun 16th) Aug 5th - Heinrich Franz Daniel Stiehl, composer
Aug 5th - Milo Smith Hascall, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1904)
Aug 7th - Thomas Ewing Jr, Major General, Bvt (Union volunteers), (d. 1896)
Aug 12th - John Horace Forney, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1902)
Aug 15th - Eduard de Hartog, composer
Aug 21st - Otto Goldschmidt, composer
Aug 23rd - Moritz B Cantor, German math historian
Aug 28th - Albert Dietrich, composer
Sep 1st - James Conner, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1883)
Sep 6th - Marie Zakrzewska, Polish physician (d. 1902)
Sep 7th - August Kekule von Stradonitz, discovered structure of benzene ring
Sep 7th - Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden, US, geologist (Geograph Survey 1859-86)
Sep 8th - George Crook, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1890)
Sep 8th - Seth Maxwell Barton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1900)
Sep 12th - Anselm Feuerbach, German painter
Sep 12th - Charles Dudley Warner, Mass, newspaperman/author (Being a Boy)
Sep 22nd - William Worth Belknap, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
Sep 22nd - Tự Đức, Emperor of Vietnam (d. 1883)
Sep 24th - James St Clair Morton, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1864)
Sep 24th - Charles S. West, Texas jurist and politician (d. 1885)
Sep 25th - William Michael Rossetti, civil servant
Sep 29th - Bradley Tyler Johnson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1903)
Sep 29th - Giles Alexander Smith, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1876)
21st US President Chester A. Arthur21st US President Chester A. Arthur (Oct 5th) Oct 5th - Chester A. Arthur, Fairfield Vermont, (Republican) 21st American President (1881-85)
Oct 10th - Dandridge McRae, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1899)
Oct 15th - Asaph Hall, discovered satellites of Mars (Phobos & Deimos)
Oct 18th - Charles Sidney Winder, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
Oct 18th - Lucius Marshall Walker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
Oct 27th - Christopher Columbus Andres, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
Oct 30th - Roscoe Conkling, MC (Union), (d. 1888)
Nov 8th - Samuel Wylie Crawford, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1892)
Nov 14th - Giulio Roberti, composer
Nov 15th - Petrus A S van Limburg Brouwer, MP/critic (Akbar)
Nov 16th - Anton G Rubinstein, Russian pianist/conductor/composer [OS]
Nov 21st - Peter A de Genestet, Dutch vicar/poet
Nov 24th - William Passmore Carlin, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1903)
Nov 28th - Anton Rubinstein, Vykhvatinetz Podolia, composer (Omitri Doskoy) [NS]
Dec 3rd - Green Berry Raum, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1909)
Dec 5th - Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, French Canadian politician (d. 1908)
Dec 14th - John Mercer Langston, 1st African American to hold US political office
Dec 24th - Benjamin Ipavec, composer
Dec 24th - Jose Rogel, composer
Dec 25th - Patrick S Gilmore, composer
Dec 27th - James Clay Rice, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1864)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 38 of 38

Jan 3rd - Robert Archibald Smith, composer, dies at 48
Jan 12th - Friedrich von Schlegel, German cultural philosopher/poet, dies at 56
Jan 12th - Michael Gottard Fischer, composer, dies at 55
Jan 25th - William Shield, composer, dies at 80
Jan 28th - William Burke, murderer/body snatcher, executed in Edinburgh
Jan 28th - Thomas Tredgold, Railway Engineer and Carpenter, dies at 40
Jan 29th - Paul François Jean Nicolas Barras, French politician (b. 1755)
Feb 10th - Leo XII, [Annibale Sermattei], Italian Pope (1823-29), dies at 68
Feb 11th - Alexandr Griboyedov, Russian playwright (b. 1795)
Feb 16th - Francois-Joseph Gossec, Belg/Fr composer (Messe of Morts), dies at 95
Feb 18th - Jan Krtitel Kuchar, composer, dies at 77
Feb 22nd - Adam A earl von Neipperg, Austrian general, dies at 53
Feb 24th - Auguste Chouteau, St Louis co-founder, dies
Mar 2nd - Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, conspirator and supporter of the Mexican War of Independence (b. 1768)
Mar 5th - John Adams, last surviving HMS Bounty mutineer (b. 1766)
Apr 6th - Niels H Able, Norwegian mathematician (infinite series), dies at 26
Apr 30th - George Washington Adams, son of John Q Adams, dies on City Is NYC
May 8th - Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani, composer, dies at 47
May 10th - Thomas Young, physicist/decipherer of Egyptian hierogolyphics, dies
May 16th - William Congreve, English officer, dies at 56
Ist US Chief Justice John JayIst US Chief Justice John Jay (May 17th) May 17th - John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1745)
May 18th - Bernardo Bittoni, composer, dies at 72
May 18th - Maria Josepha of Saxony, queen consort of Spain (b. 1803)
May 29th - Humphry Davy, scientist/inventor (Miner's safety lamp), dies at 84
Jun 27th - James Smithson, dies, his will establishes Smithsonian Institute
Jun 27th - Louis-Sebastien Lebrun, composer, dies at 64
Jul 23rd - Wojciech Boguslawski, composer, dies at 72
Sep 16th - Nikolay Raevsky, Russian general and statesman (b. 1771)
Oct 6th - Pierre Derbigny, Governor of Louisiana (b. 1769)
Oct 12th - Jacobus Blue, Dutch regent/patriot, dies at about 73
Oct 29th - Maria A [Nannerl] Mozart, Austrian pianist, dies
Nov 9th - Jean Xavier Lefevre, composer, dies at 66
Nov 13th - Sam Patch, loses his live in a 125' dive into Genesse Falls
Nov 14th - Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, French pharmacist (b. 1763)
Dec 7th - Johann Christoph Kienlen, composer, dies at 45
Dec 14th - Luigi Marchesi, composer, dies at 74
Dec 17th - Bernard Jumentier, composer, dies at 80
French Naturalist Jean-Baptiste LamarckFrench Naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (Dec 18th) Dec 18th - Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck, French naturalist, dies at 85

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