What Happened in 1829

Historical Events

  • 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

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Mar 4th Andrew Jackson inaugurated as 7th US President

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • 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.

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May 15th Joseph Smith ordained by John the Baptist according to Joseph Smith

Religious Leader Joseph Smith Jr
Religious Leader
Joseph Smith Jr
  • 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.

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Jun 19th Robert Peel founds the London Metropolitan Police (Bobbies)

British Prime Minister Robert Peel
British Prime Minister
Robert Peel
  • 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
  • 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

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Sep 25th Failed assassination attempt on Simon Bolívar

Military and Political Leader Simon Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
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.
  • 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

  • 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)

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Feb 26th Levi Strauss, German-born clothing designer (d. 1902)

Fashion Designer Levi Strauss
Fashion Designer
Levi Strauss
  • 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

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Jun 3rd Charles Brooke, 2nd White Rajah of Sarawak (1868-1917), born in Burnham-on-Sea, England (d. 1917)

2nd White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Brooke
2nd White Rajah of Sarawak
Charles Brooke
  • 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

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Jun 16th Geronimo, Apache leader (d. 1909)

Apache Leader Geronimo
Apache Leader
  • 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)
  • 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)

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Oct 5th Chester A. Arthur, Fairfield Vermont, (Republican) 21st American President (1881-85)

21st US President Chester A. Arthur
21st US President
Chester A. Arthur
  • 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

  • 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

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May 17th John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1745)

Ist US Chief Justice John Jay
Ist US Chief Justice
John Jay
  • 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

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Dec 18th Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck, French naturalist, dies at 85

French Naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
French Naturalist
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck