Historical Events in 1835

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

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Jan 30th 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 20th Concepcion, Chile, destroyed by earthquake; 5,000 die

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Feb 22nd HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leave Valdivia Chile

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

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

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

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May 6th 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
  • May 12th Charles Darwin visits copper mines in North Chile
  • May 13th 1st foreign embassy in Hawaii forms
  • May 14th Charles Darwin reaches Coquimbo in Northern Chile
  • May 20th Otto is named the first modern king of Greece.
  • Jun 1st 6th national black convention (Philadelphia)
  • Jun 2nd P T Barnum & his circus begin 1st tour of US
  • Jun 19th New Orleans gives US government Jackson Square to be used as a mint
  • Jun 25th 1st building constructed at Yerba Buena (now SF)
  • Jul 8th Liberty Bell cracks (again)
  • Jul 9th St Etienne-Lyons railway opens in France
  • Jul 25th Ibrahim Pasha's army attacks Jewish settlers of Hebron Palestine
  • Jul 26th 1st sugar cane plantation started in Hawaii
  • Jul 29th 1st sugar plantation in Hawaii begins
  • Aug 10th Mob of whites & oxen pulled black school to a swamp out of Canaan NH
  • Aug 11th George B Airy begins 46-year reign as England's Astronomer Royal
  • Aug 17th Solymon Merrick patents wrench
  • Aug 18th Last Pottawatomie Indians leave Chicago
  • Aug 25th New York Sun publishes Moon hoax story about John Herschel
  • Aug 30th Melbourne, Australia is founded.
  • Sep 15th HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin on board reaches the Galapagos Islands
  • Sep 17th Charles Darwins lands on Chatham in Galapagos archipelago
  • Sep 20th Farroupilha's Revolution begins in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
  • Sep 23rd HMS Beagle sails to Charles Island in Galapagos archipelago
  • Sep 26th Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Lucia di Lammermoor" premieres in Naples
  • Oct 2nd Battle of Gonzales fought between Texan settlers and Mexican forces. First engagement of the Texas revolution
  • Oct 3rd Staedtler Company was founded by J.S. Staedtler in Nuremburg, Germany.
  • Oct 8th Charles Darwin reaches James Island, Galapagos archipelago, on HMS Beagle
  • Oct 9th The Royal College, Colombo, established with the name Hillstreet Academy in Sri Lanka
  • Oct 20th HMS Beagle leaves Galapagos Archipelago to sail to Tahiti
  • Nov 2nd 2nd Seminole War begins in Osceola
  • Nov 15th Charles Darwin reaches Tahiti on board HMS Beagle
  • Nov 16th Charles Darwin's voyage published in Cambridge Philosophical Society
  • Nov 18th -20] Charles Darwin travels to Tahiti
  • Nov 19th 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 23rd Henry Burden patents Horseshoe manufacturing machine (Troy NY)
  • Nov 24th Texas Rangers, mounted police force authorized by Texas Provisional Government
  • Nov 26th HMS Beagle leaves Tahiti for NZ

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Dec 1st Hans Christian Andersen publishes his 1st book of fairy tales

  • Dec 3rd First US mutual fire insurance company issues first policy (Rhode Island)
  • Dec 5th - 10th: Assault on Mexican-held San Antonio by Texan rebels
  • Dec 7th Bavarian Ludwig railway opens - first German steam railway
  • Dec 16th Fire consumes over 600 buildings in NYC
  • Dec 19th HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin approaches NZ
  • Dec 21st HMS Beagle sails into Bay of Islands (New Zealand)
  • Dec 25th Charles Darwin celebrates Christmas in Pahia, New Zealand
  • Dec 29th The Treaty of New Echota is signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States.
  • Dec 30th After gold discovery in Ga, Cherokees forced to move across Miss R
  • Dec 30th HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin sails from NZ to Sydney