What Happened in 1829

Significant Events

  • Jun 19 Robert Peel founds the London Metropolitan Police (Bobbies)
  • Jul 23 American William Austin Burt patents "typographer" (typewriter)
  • Sep 29 British Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel establishes London's Metropolitan Police - hence the nicknames "bobbies" and "peelers"
  • Dec 4 Britain outlaws "suttee" in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband's funeral pyre)
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World Leaders in 1829