Historical Events in 1832

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  • Jan 2nd 1st Curling club in US (Orchard Lake Curling Club) opens
  • Jan 4th Insurrection of Trinidad negroes
  • Jan 6th New England Anti-Slavery Society organizes (Boston)

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Jan 16th Charles Darwin lands at San Tiago, Cape Verde

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
  • Jan 17th Johannes van den Bosch appointed gov-gen of Dutch-Indies
  • Feb 6th 1st appearance of cholera in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Feb 6th US ship destroys Sumatran village in retaliation for piracy
  • Feb 12th Ecuador annexes Galapagos Islands
  • Feb 13th First appearance of cholera in London
  • Feb 16th HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches St-Pauls (1°N, 29°W)
  • Feb 20th Charles Darwin visits Fernando Noronha in Atlantic Ocean
  • Feb 26th Polish constitution abolished/replaced by Tsar Nicholas I
  • Feb 29th Charles Darwin visits jungle near Bahia Brazil
  • Mar 12th The ballet La Sylphide first premieres at the Opéra de Paris.
  • Mar 23rd British Parliament passes reform bill

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Mar 24th Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred & feathered in Ohio

Religious Leader Joseph Smith Jr
Religious Leader
Joseph Smith Jr
  • Apr 4th Charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle reaches Rio de Janeiro
  • Apr 8th Charles Darwin begins trip through Rio de Janeiro
  • May 7th Greece becomes independent, Otto of Bavaria is chosen as king
  • May 12th Gaetano Donizetti's opera "L'elisir d'amore" premieres in Milan
  • May 14th Felix Mendelssohn's "Hebrides" premieres
  • May 21st 1st Democratic National Convention (Baltimore)
  • May 24th The First Kingdom of Greece is declared in the London Conference.
  • May 30th Evariste Galois give his theory on free assembly (dies in duel May 31)
  • May 30th The Rideau Canal in eastern Ontario is opened.
  • Jun 4th 3rd national black convention meets (Philadelphia)
  • Jun 6th The barricades fall and the Paris student uprisings of 1832 end.
  • Jun 7th Asian cholera reaches Quebec, brought by Irish immigrants, and kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada.
  • Jun 16th Battle of Kellogg's Grove, Illinois
  • Jun 22nd John Howe patents pin manufacturing machine
  • Jun 28th Gerrit Moll measures noise of guns
  • Jul 5th HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin departs Rio de Janeiro
  • Jul 10th President Jackson vetoed legislation to re-charter 2nd Bank of US
  • Jul 13th Source of Mississippi River discovered by American geographer Henry Schoolcraft
  • Jul 14th Opium exempted from federal tariff duty
  • Jul 24th Benjamin Bonneville leads the first wagon train across the Rocky Mountains by Wyoming's South Pass
  • Jul 25th 1st railroad accident in US, Granite Railway, Quincy, Mass-1 dies
  • Jul 26th HMS Beagle anchors in Montevideo
  • Aug 1st The Black Hawk War ends.
  • Aug 2nd Battle of Bad Axe, Wisconsin: 1,300 Illinois militia defeat Sauk & Fox Native Americans ending the Black Hawk War in the US
  • Aug 15th Gregory XVI encyclical On liberalism & religious indifferentism
  • Aug 27th Black Hawk, leader of Sauk-indians, gives himself up
  • Sep 3rd Rebellious slaves set fire to Paramaribo Suriname
  • Nov 14th First streetcar (horse-drawn) (John Mason) debuts in NYC; fare 12 cents rode on 4th Avenue between Prince and 14th Sts
  • Nov 15th Felix Mendelssohn's "Reformation" premieres
  • Nov 23rd French take Antwerp in liberation of Belgium
  • Nov 24th South Carolina passes Ordinance of Nullification
  • Nov 26th 1st streetcar railway in America starts operating (NYC) (12 cent fare)
  • Dec 4th French army begins bombing citadel of Antwerp

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 5th Andrew Jackson re-elected President of US

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson

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Dec 28th John C. Calhoun becomes 1st VP to resign (differences with President Jackson)

Politician John C. Calhoun
John C. Calhoun