Historical Events in 1833

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  • Jan 1st British government demands Falkland islands
  • Jan 1st Curacao census: 2,602 whites, 6,531 free people & 5,894 slaves
  • Jan 2nd Re-establishment of British rule on the Falklands.
  • Jan 3rd Britain seizes control of Falkland Islands in South Atlantic
  • Jan 8th Boston Academy of Music, 1st US music school, established
  • Jan 10th Felix Mendelssohn's "Die erste Walpurgisnacht," premieres in Berlin
  • Jan 15th HMS Beagle anchors at Goeree Tierra del Fuego

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Jan 19th Charles Darwin reaches Straits Ponsonby, Fireland

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
  • Jan 23rd Joseph Pease, a Quaker, admitted to Parliament on his affirmation
  • Jan 26th Gaetano Dinozetti's opera "Lucrezia Borgia" premieres in Milan
  • Mar 16th Susan Hayhurst becomes 1st US woman grad of a pharmacy college
  • Mar 17th Phoenix Society forms (NY)
  • Mar 20th US & Siam sign commercial treaty
  • Apr 9th 1st tax-supported public library (Peterborough, NH)
  • Apr 24th Jacob Evert & George Dulty patent 1st soda fountain
  • May 2nd Russian Tsar Nicolas I bans public sale of serfs

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May 6th John Deere makes 1st steel plough

Deere & Company Founder John Deere
Deere & Company Founder
John Deere
  • May 11th "Lady-of-the-Lake" strikes iceberg & sinks in N Atlantic; kills 215
  • Jun 3rd 4th national black convention meets (Phila)

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jun 5th Ada Lovelace (future 1st computer programmer) meets Charles Babbage

Mathematician, Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace
Mathematician, Computer Programmer
Ada Lovelace
Inventor Charles Babbage
Charles Babbage
  • Jun 27th Prudence Crandall, a white woman, arrested for conducting an academy for black females at Canterbury Conn
  • Jun 28th Three missionaries of the Paris Evangelical Missionary Society obtain permission from Chief Moshoeshoe (Moshesh) to found a mission station in Basutoland (now Lesotho)
  • Jul 8th Russia & Turkey sign defense treaty
  • Jul 23rd Cornerstones are laid for the construction of the Kirtland Temple in Kirtland, Ohio.
  • Jul 24th HMS Beagle departs Maldonado Uruguay
  • Aug 3rd HMS Beagle reaches river mouth of Rio Negro
  • Aug 10th Chicago incorporates as a village of about 200
  • Aug 12th The town of Chicago is incorporated (population 350)
  • Aug 24th HMS Beagle reaches Bahia Blanca, Argentina
  • Aug 29th Britain's Slavery Abolition Act becomes law
  • Sep 3rd New York Sun begins publishing (1st daily newspaper)
  • Sep 4th 1st newsboy hired (Barney Flaherty, 10 years old-NY Sun)
  • Sep 8th Charles Darwin departs to Buenos Aires
  • Sep 19th Charles Darwin visits Guardia del Monte, Argentina
  • Sep 20th Charles Darwin rides horse to Buenos Aires
  • Sep 27th Charles Darwin rides horse to Santa Fe
  • Oct 1st Charles Darwin reaches Rio Tercero Argentina
  • Oct 2nd Charles Darwin rides through Corunda to Santa Fe Argentina
  • Oct 2nd NY Anti-Slavery Society organized
  • Oct 5th Charles Darwin moves with Parana to Santa Fe Bajada Argentina
  • Oct 12th Charles Darwin begins return trip to Buenos Aires
  • Oct 20th Charles Darwin reaches river mouth of Parana
  • Oct 29th 1st US college fraternity to have a fraternity house founded
  • Nov 8th Train derails at Hightstown NJ; 2 die
  • Nov 12th The great Leonid Meteor shower was recorded
  • Nov 14th Charles Darwin departs by horse to Montevideo
  • Nov 18th Netherlands & Belgium sign Treaty of Zonhoven
  • Nov 20th Charles Darwin reaches Punta Gorda, sees Rio Uruguay
  • Nov 28th Charles Darwin rides through Las Pietras, returning to Montevideo
  • Dec 3rd Oberlin College in Ohio, the first truly coeducational college, opens
  • Dec 4th American Anti-Slavery Society formed by Arthur Tappan in Philadelphia
  • Dec 6th HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin departs Rio de la Plata
  • Dec 13th HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin arrives in Port Deseado, Patagonia
  • Dec 25th Charles Darwin celebrates Christmas in Port Desire, Patagonia