Historical Events in 1824

  • Jan 22 Ashantis defeat British forces in the Gold Coast.
  • Jan 28 William Kneass becomes 3rd US chief engraver (1824-40)
  • Feb 4 J W Goodrich introduces rubber galoshes to public

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Feb 10 Simon Bolivar named dictator by the Congress of Peru

Military and Political Leader Simon Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simon Bolívar
  • Feb 16 Athenaeum club founded in London
  • Mar 2 Interstate commerce comes under federal control
  • Mar 4 The "National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck" was founded in the United Kingdom, later to be renamed The Royal National Lifeboat Institution in 1858.
  • Mar 5 First Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma.
  • Mar 7 Meyerbeers opera "Il Crociati in Egitto" premieres in Venice
  • Mar 11 US War Dept creates the Bureau of Indian Affair
  • Mar 17 Britain & Netherlands sign a trade agreement
  • Mar 21 Fire at Cairo ammunitions dump kills 4,000 horses

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Mar 26 1st performance of Beethoven's "Missa Solemnis"

  • Apr 17 Russia abandons all North American claims south of 54° 40'N
  • May 2 Goethe visits Ettersberg (Buchenwald)
  • May 7 Beethoven's 9th (Chorale) Symphony, premieres in Vienna
  • May 10 The National Gallery in London opens to the public in its temporary home in a townhouse on Pall Mall
  • May 24 Pope Leo XII proclaims a universal jubilee
  • May 26 Brazil is recognized by US
  • Jun 8 Washing machine patented by Noah Cushing of Quebec
  • Jun 17 US Bureau of Indian Affairs established
  • Jun 21 Greek War of Independence: Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea.

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Jul 24 Harrisburg Pennsylvanian newspaper publishes results of 1st public opinion poll, with a clear lead for Andrew Jackson

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • Jul 25 Costa Rica annexes Guanacaste from Nicaragua.
  • Jul 30 Gioacchino Rossini becomes manager of Theatre Italian, Paris
  • Aug 4 Battle of Kos is fought between Turks and Greeks.
  • Aug 6 Battle at Junan - Simon Bolívar's army defeats the Spanish
  • Aug 14 General Lafayette returns to US
  • Aug 15 Freed American slaves establish Liberia on the West African coast through the American Colonization Society (ACS)
  • Sep 26 Kapiolani defies Pele (Hawaiian volcano goddess) & lives
  • Oct 4 Mexico becomes a republic
  • Oct 9 Slavery is abolished in Costa Rica
  • Oct 21 Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement (Yorkshire, England)
  • Nov 2 Popular presidential vote 1st recorded; Andrew Jackson beats J Q Adams
  • Nov 7 St Petersburg floods to 4.20m, city's greatest flood
  • Nov 15 Series of fires kills 10 in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Nov 16 NY City's Fifth Avenue opens for business
  • Nov 19 Storm causes St Petersburg flood, killing 10,000
  • Nov 21 First Jewish Reform congregation forms, Charleston, SC
  • Nov 30 First ground is broken at Allenburg for the building of the original Welland Canal.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 1 US House of Representatives begins to decide outcome of election deadlock between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson (Adams wins)

6th US President John Quincy Adams
6th US President
John Quincy Adams
US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • Dec 9 Battle of Ayacucho (Candorcangui), Peru defeats Spain
  • Dec 16 Great North Holland Canal opens