Historical Events in 1835

  • Jan 7 HMS Beagle anchors off Chonos Archipelago
  • Jan 8 The United States national debt is 0 for the first and only time.
  • Jan 25 Vincenzo Bellini's opera "I Puritani" premieres in Paris

MurderAssassination Attempt

Jan 30 Richard Lawrence misfires at President Andrew Jackson in Washington, D.C. in 1st attempted assassination of a US President

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • Feb 20 Concepcion, Chile, destroyed by earthquake; 5,000 die

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Feb 22 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leave Valdivia Chile

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin

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Apr 18 William Lamb (Lord Melbourne) becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after Robert Peel resigns out of frustration

British Prime Minister William Lamb
British Prime Minister
William Lamb
British Prime Minister Robert Peel
British Prime Minister
Robert Peel

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Apr 26 Frederic Chopin's "Grand Polonaise Brillante" premieres in Paris

Composer Frederic Chopin
Composer
Frederic Chopin
  • May 5 King Leopold opens Brussels-Mechelen railway

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May 6 James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald (price 1 cent).

Founder of the New York Herald James Gordon Bennett
Founder of the New York Herald
James Gordon Bennett

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May 8 1st installment of Hans Christian Andersen "Fairy Tales" published by C. A. Reitzel in Copenhagen, Denmark

  • May 12 Charles Darwin visits copper mines in North Chile
  • May 13 1st foreign embassy in Hawaii forms
  • May 14 Charles Darwin reaches Coquimbo in Northern Chile
  • May 20 Otto is named the first modern king of Greece.
  • Jun 1 6th national black convention (Philadelphia)
  • Jun 2 P T Barnum & his circus begin 1st tour of US
  • Jun 19 New Orleans gives US government Jackson Square to be used as a mint
  • Jun 25 1st building constructed at Yerba Buena (now SF)
  • Jul 8 Liberty Bell cracks (again)
  • Jul 9 St Etienne-Lyons railway opens in France
  • Jul 25 Ibrahim Pasha's army attacks Jewish settlers of Hebron Palestine
  • Jul 26 1st sugar cane plantation started in Hawaii
  • Jul 29 1st sugar plantation in Hawaii begins
  • Aug 10 Mob of whites & oxen pulled black school to a swamp out of Canaan NH
  • Aug 11 George B Airy begins 46-year reign as England's Astronomer Royal
  • Aug 17 Solymon Merrick patents wrench
  • Aug 18 Last Pottawatomie Indians leave Chicago
  • Aug 25 New York Sun publishes Moon hoax story about John Herschel
  • Aug 30 Melbourne, Australia is founded.
  • Sep 15 HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin on board reaches the Galapagos Islands
  • Sep 17 Charles Darwins lands on Chatham in Galapagos archipelago
  • Sep 20 Farroupilha's Revolution begins in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
  • Sep 23 HMS Beagle sails to Charles Island in Galapagos archipelago
  • Sep 26 Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Lucia di Lammermoor" premieres in Naples
  • Oct 2 Battle of Gonzales fought between Texan settlers and Mexican forces. First engagement of the Texas revolution
  • Oct 3 Staedtler Company was founded by J.S. Staedtler in Nuremburg, Germany.
  • Oct 8 Charles Darwin reaches James Island, Galapagos archipelago, on HMS Beagle
  • Oct 9 The Royal College, Colombo, established with the name Hillstreet Academy in Sri Lanka
  • Oct 20 HMS Beagle leaves Galapagos Archipelago to sail to Tahiti
  • Nov 2 2nd Seminole War begins in Osceola
  • Nov 15 Charles Darwin reaches Tahiti on board HMS Beagle
  • Nov 16 Charles Darwin's voyage published in Cambridge Philosophical Society
  • Nov 18 -20] Charles Darwin travels to Tahiti
  • Nov 19 A ship carrying 500 armed Maori from Ngati Tama and Ngati Mutunga arrives on the Chatham Islands; those Moriori (indigenous people of the Chatham Islands) that are not killed are enslaved
  • Nov 23 Henry Burden patents Horseshoe manufacturing machine (Troy NY)
  • Nov 24 Texas Rangers, mounted police force authorized by Texas Provisional Government
  • Nov 26 HMS Beagle leaves Tahiti for NZ
  • Dec 3 First US mutual fire insurance company issues first policy (Rhode Island)
  • Dec 5 - 10th: Assault on Mexican-held San Antonio by Texan rebels
  • Dec 7 Bavarian Ludwig railway opens - first German steam railway
  • Dec 16 Fire consumes over 600 buildings in NYC
  • Dec 19 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin approaches NZ
  • Dec 21 HMS Beagle sails into Bay of Islands (New Zealand)
  • Dec 25 Charles Darwin celebrates Christmas in Pahia, New Zealand
  • Dec 29 The Treaty of New Echota is signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States
  • Dec 30 After gold discovery in Ga, Cherokees forced to move across Miss R
  • Dec 30 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin sails from NZ to Sydney