Historical Events in 1829

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  • 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 2nd US mint at Chestnut & Juniper St, Philadelphia, the "Grecian Temple"
  • 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 American 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