What Happened in 1832

Significant Events

  • Mar 22 British Parliament, led by Charles Grey, passes the Reform Act, introducing wide-ranging changes to electoral system of England and Wales, increasing electorate from about 500,000 voters to 813,000
  • May 21 1st Democratic National Convention (Baltimore)
  • Jul 13 Source of Mississippi River discovered by American geographer Henry Schoolcraft
  • Jul 24 Benjamin Bonneville leads the first wagon train across the Rocky Mountains by Wyoming's South Pass
  • Aug 2 Battle of Bad Axe, Wisconsin: 1,300 Illinois militia defeat Sauk & Fox Native Americans ending the Black Hawk War in the US
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World Leaders in 1832

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