Historical Events in 1834

  • Jan 1 German Tolunie goes into effect

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Jan 3 The government of Mexico imprisons Stephen F. Austin in Mexico City.

Founder of Texas Stephen F. Austin
Founder of Texas
Stephen F. Austin
  • Jan 5 Kiowa Indians record this as the night the stars fell

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Jan 9 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin arrives in Port San Julian, Patagonia

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
  • Jan 29 President Jackson orders first use of US troops to suppress a labor dispute
  • Feb 3 Wake Forest University is established.
  • Feb 18 1st US labor newspaper, "The Man", published, NYC
  • Feb 26 1st US interstate crime compact (NY-NJ) ratified
  • Mar 6 Toronto incorporated with William Lyon Mackenzie as its 1st mayor
  • Mar 9 French Foreign Legion is founded.
  • Mar 16 HMS Beagle anchors at Berkeley Sound, Falkland Islands
  • Mar 18 1st railroad tunnel in US completed, in Penn (275 m long)
  • Mar 18 Six farm labourers from Tolpuddle, Dorset, England are sentenced to be transported to Australia for forming a trade union.
  • Mar 28 Senate censure President Jackson for taking fed deposits from Bank of US
  • Apr 3 The generals in the Greek War of Independence stand trial for treason.
  • Apr 13 HMS Beagle anchors at river mouth of Rio Santa Cruz, Patagonia
  • Apr 18 Charles Darwin sails to Rio Santa Cruz up Patagonia
  • Apr 29 Charles Darwin's expedition sees top of Andes from Patagonia
  • May 1 Belgian parliament accepts railway laws
  • May 4 Charles Darwin's expedition reaches 200 km from Atlantic Ocean
  • May 5 Charles Darwin's expedition begins at Rio Santa Cruz
  • May 8 Charles Darwin's expedition returns to the Beagle
  • May 8 Prussia, Austria & Russia sign classified accord about Belgium
  • May 26 Portuguese Civil war ends, Dom Miguel capitulates
  • Jun 1 HMS Beagle for anchor in Port Famine, Magallanes Street
  • Jun 2 5th national black convention meets (NYC)
  • Jun 8 HMS Beagle sails from Port Famine to Cape Turn
  • Jun 10 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin sails Pacific Ocean
  • Jun 14 Hardhat diving suit patented by Leonard Norcross, Dixfield, Maine
  • Jun 14 Sandpaper patented by Isaac Fischer Jr, Springfield, Vermont
  • Jun 15 Rioters in Safed Palestine kills many Jews

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Jun 21 American inventor and businessman Cyrus Hall McCormick patents the reaping machine

Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper Cyrus Hall McCormick
Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper
Cyrus Hall McCormick
  • Jun 25 Pope Gregory XVI's encyclical "Singulari nos" published
  • Jun 30 Congress creates Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)
  • Jul 5 Provisional government forms in Oregon Country
  • Jul 23 HMS Beagle anchors in Bay of Valparaiso
  • Aug 1 Slavery abolished throughout the British Empire - Slavery Abolition Act 1833 comes into effect
  • Aug 16 Charles Darwin climbs Mt Campana in Chile
  • Aug 17 Charles Darwin reaches top of Campana Chile during his Voyage on the Beagle
  • Sep 14 Charles Darwin's company passes Tagua-tagua-more Chile
  • Sep 27 Charles Darwin returns to Valparaiso
  • Oct 4 Franz Grillparzer's "Der Traum ein Leben" premieres in Vienna
  • Oct 14 First black to obtain a US patent, Henry Blair, for a corn planter
  • Oct 14 In Philadelphia, Whigs and Democrats stage a gun, stone and brick battle for control of a Moyamensing Township election, resulting in one death, several injuries, and the burning down of a block of buildings.
  • Oct 16 Much of the ancient structures of the Palace of Westminster (parliament) in London is burnt down.
  • Oct 28 The Battle of Pinjarra occurs in the Swan River Colony in present-day Pinjarra, Western Australia. Between 14 and 40 Aborigines are killed by British colonists.
  • Nov 1 First published reference to poker (as Mississippi riverboat game)
  • Nov 10 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin sails from Valparaiso
  • Nov 14 William Thomson enters Glasgow University at 10 yrs 4 months
  • Nov 21 HMS Beagle anchors at Bay of San Carlos, Chile
  • Nov 23 Hector Berlioz's "Harold in Italy" premieres
  • Nov 25 Delmonico's, one of NY's finest restaurants, provides a meal of soup, steak, coffee & half a pie for 12 cents
  • Dec 3 First US dental society organized (NY)
  • Dec 23 Joseph Hansom of London receives patent for Hansom cabs
  • Dec 25 Charles Darwin celebrates Christmas on the Beagle at Tres Montes, Chile