Historical Events in 1824

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

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Feb 10th Simon Bolivar named dictator by the Congress of Peru

Military and Political Leader Simon Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simon Bolívar
  • Feb 16th Athenaeum club founded in London
  • Mar 2nd Interstate commerce comes under federal control
  • Mar 4th 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 5th First Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma.
  • Mar 7th Meyerbeers opera "Il Crociati in Egitto" premieres in Venice
  • Mar 11th US War Dept creates the Bureau of Indian Affair
  • Mar 17th Britain & Netherlands sign a trade agreement
  • Mar 21st Fire at Cairo ammunitions dump kills 4,000 horses

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

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

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Jul 24th 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 25th Costa Rica annexes Guanacaste from Nicaragua.
  • Jul 30th Gioacchino Rossini becomes manager of Theatre Italian, Paris
  • Aug 4th Battle of Kos is fought between Turks and Greeks.
  • Aug 6th Battle at Junan - Simon Bolívar's army defeats the Spanish
  • Aug 14th General Lafayette returns to US
  • Aug 15th Freed American slaves establish Liberia on the West African coast through the American Colonization Society (ACS)
  • Sep 26th Kapiolani defies Pele (Hawaiian volcano goddess) & lives
  • Oct 4th Mexico becomes a republic
  • Oct 9th Slavery is abolished in Costa Rica
  • Oct 21st Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement (Yorkshire, England)
  • Nov 2nd Popular presidential vote 1st recorded; Andrew Jackson beats J Q Adams
  • Nov 7th St Petersburg floods to 4.20m, city's greatest flood
  • Nov 15th Series of fires kills 10 in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Nov 16th NY City's Fifth Avenue opens for business
  • Nov 19th Storm causes St Petersburg flood, killing 10,000
  • Nov 21st First Jewish Reform congregation forms, Charleston, SC
  • Nov 30th First ground is broken at Allenburg for the building of the original Welland Canal.

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Dec 1st 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 9th Battle of Ayacucho (Candorcangui), Peru defeats Spain
  • Dec 16th Great North Holland Canal opens