Historical Events in December 1835

  • 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

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Dec 19 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin approaches NZ

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 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 Georgia gold rush forces the Cherokees to move across the Mississippi River
  • Dec 30 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin sails from NZ to Sydney