Historical Events in 1832

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

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Jan 16 Charles Darwin lands at San Tiago, Cape Verde

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

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Mar 22 British Parliament passes Lord John Russell's 1832 Reform Act, introducing wide-ranging changes to the electoral system of England and Wales and increasing the electorate from about 500,000 voters to 813,000

British Prime Minister John Russell
British Prime Minister
John Russell

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

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

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Dec 5 Andrew Jackson re-elected President of US

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

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

Politician John C. Calhoun
Politician
John C. Calhoun