1824 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 22 Ashantis defeat British forces in the Gold Coast.
  • Jan 28 William Kneass becomes 3rd US chief engraver (1824-40)
  • Feb 4 J W Goodrich introduces rubber galoshes to public

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Feb 10 Simón Bolívar named dictator by the Congress of Peru

Military and Political Leader Simón Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simón Bolívar
  • Feb 16 Athenaeum club founded in London
  • Mar 2 Interstate commerce comes under federal control
  • Mar 4 The "National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck" was founded in the United Kingdom, later to be renamed The Royal National Lifeboat Institution in 1858.
  • Mar 5 First Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma.
  • Mar 11 US War Dept creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Mar 17 Britain & Netherlands sign a trade agreement
  • Mar 21 Fire at Cairo ammunitions dump kills 4,000 horses
  • Apr 17 Russia abandons all North American claims south of 54° 40'N
  • May 2 Goethe visits Ettersberg (Buchenwald)
  • May 10 The National Gallery in London opens to the public in its temporary home in a townhouse on Pall Mall
  • May 24 Pope Leo XII proclaims a universal jubilee
  • May 26 Brazil is recognized by US
  • Jun 8 Washing machine patented by Noah Cushing of Quebec
  • Jun 17 US Bureau of Indian Affairs established
  • Jun 21 Greek War of Independence: Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea

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Jul 24 Harrisburg Pennsylvanian newspaper publishes results of 1st public opinion poll, with a clear lead for Andrew Jackson

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • Jul 25 Costa Rica annexes Guanacaste from Nicaragua.
  • Jul 30 Gioacchino Rossini becomes manager of Theatre Italian, Paris
  • Aug 4 Battle of Kos is fought between Turks and Greeks.
  • Aug 6 Battle at Junan - Simon Bolívar's army defeats the Spanish
  • Aug 14 General Lafayette returns to US
  • Aug 15 Freed American slaves establish Liberia on the West African coast through the American Colonization Society (ACS)
  • Sep 26 Kapiolani defies Pele (Hawaiian volcano goddess) & lives
  • Oct 4 Mexico becomes a republic
  • Oct 9 Slavery is abolished in Costa Rica
  • Oct 21 Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement (Yorkshire, England)
  • Nov 2 Popular presidential vote 1st recorded; Andrew Jackson beats J Q Adams
  • Nov 7 St Petersburg floods to 4.20m, city's greatest flood
  • Nov 15 Series of fires kills 10 in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Nov 16 NY City's Fifth Avenue opens for business
  • Nov 19 Storm causes St Petersburg flood, killing 10,000
  • Nov 21 First Jewish Reform congregation forms, Charleston, SC
  • Nov 30 First ground is broken at Allenburg for the building of the original Welland Canal.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 1 US House of Representatives begins to decide outcome of election deadlock between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson (Adams wins)

6th US President John Quincy Adams
6th US President
John Quincy Adams
US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • Dec 9 Battle of Ayacucho (Candorcangui), Peru defeats Spain
  • Dec 16 Great North Holland Canal opens

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 7 James Morrison Hawes, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1889)
  • Jan 8 [William] Wilkie Collins, English writer (Woman in White), born in London (d. 1889)
  • Jan 8 Francisco González Bocanegra, Mexican poet (d. 1861)
  • Jan 15 Marie Duplessis, French courtesan (d. 1847)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 21 Stonewall Jackson, Confederate general during the American Civil War, born in Clarksburg, Virginia (d. 1863)

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Confederate General
Stonewall Jackson
  • Jan 27 Jozef Israels, Dutch painter
  • Feb 3 George Thomas "Tige" Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Feb 3 Nathan George "Shanks" Evans, Brig Gen (Confederacy), (d. 1868)
  • Feb 3 Ranald MacDonald, Canadian-born Scottish educator and interpreter (d. 1894)
  • Feb 7 William Higgins, discoverer (nature of spiral nebulae)
  • Feb 8 Barnard Elliot Bee, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1861)
  • Feb 10 Samuel Plimsoll, Bristol England, inventor (Plimsoll line for ships)
  • Feb 12 Arya Samaj Maha Rishi Dayanand Sarsvati, Indian hindu leader
  • Feb 14 Winfield Scott Hancock, Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1886)
  • Feb 16 Peter Kozler, Slovenian cartographer and geographer (d. 1879)
  • Feb 17 William Farrar "Baldy" Smith, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1903)
  • Feb 22 Pierre Janssen, French astronomer (d. 1907)
  • Feb 23 Herman N van der Tuuk, Dutch philologist (Tobasch' Grammar)
  • Feb 23 Lewis Cass Hunt, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1886)
  • Feb 24 John Crawford Vaughn, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1875)
  • Feb 26 Carlos Calvo, Argentine diplomat/people rights scholar (Calvo Clause)
  • Feb 28 Charles Blondin, French acrobat and tight rope walker, born in St. Omer (d. 1897)
  • Feb 28 John Creed Moore, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1910)
  • Mar 2 Konstantin Ushinsky, Russian educationalist, credited as the founder of scientific pedagogy in Russia
  • Mar 2 Henry Beebee Carrington, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1912)
  • Mar 5 Elisha Harris, US, physician/found American Public Health Assoc
  • Mar 5 James Merritt Ives, lithographer (Currier & Ives)
  • Mar 9 Leland Stanford, (Gov/Sen)/found Stanford U
  • Mar 10 Thomas James Churchill, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1905)
  • Mar 12 Gustav R Kirchoff, Prussia, physicist (spectral analysis)
  • Mar 15 Branko Radicevic, Serbian poet (1st Serbian Uprising)
  • Mar 15 Jules Chevalier, French priest (d. 1907)
  • Mar 22 William Henry Chase Whiting, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • Mar 25 Clinton L. Merriam, American politician (d. 1900)
  • Mar 29 Ludwig Büchner, German philosopher and physician (d. 1899)
  • Mar 30 Innis Newton Palmer, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Apr 5 Sydney Thompson Dobell, poet (Roman)
  • Apr 20 Alfred Holt Colquitt, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1894)
  • Apr 24 Fournier, Swiss/French postage stamp forger
  • Apr 25 Gustave-Rodolphe-Clarence Boulanger, painter
  • May 8 William Walker, filibuster/president of Nicaragua (1856-57)
  • May 9 William Edmonson "Grumble" Jones, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • May 10 Charles Henry Van Wyck, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)
  • May 11 Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (d. 1904), born in Rome, Italy
  • May 16 Edmund Kirby Smith, Fla, General (Confederate Army), (d. 1893)
  • May 16 Levi Parsons Morton, (R) 22nd US VP (1889-93)
  • May 23 Ambrose Everett Burnside, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • May 29 Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • Jun 2 Samuel Wilks, British Physician and founding father of clinical science, born in London, England
  • Jun 3 Charles Kinnaird Graham, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Jun 8 James Loudon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies
  • Jun 8 William Montgomery Gardner, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
  • Jun 18 Johannes Heykamp, Catholic archbishop of Utrecht
  • Jun 20 George E Street, English architect, born in Woodford, London (d. 1881)
  • Jun 20 John Tyler Morgan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1907)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 26 William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Irish-Scottish mathematical physicist (Kelvin Scale) and engineer (transatlantic telegraph), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1907)

Mathematical Physicist and Engineer William Thomson
Mathematical Physicist and Engineer
William Thomson
  • Jun 28 Paul Broca, France, brain surgeon/anthro (located speech center)
  • Jun 28 William Tatus Wofford, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1884)
  • Jun 29 Victor J van Hinsbergh, South Neth engraver (PTT Stempels)
  • Jul 7 Alfred Pleasonton, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1897)
  • Jul 8 Waldimir "Kriz" Krzyzanowski, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • Jul 10 Rudolf von Benningsen, German lawyer/politician
  • Jul 12 Eugène Boudin, French painter (d. 1898)
  • Jul 20 Alexander Schimmelfennig, Prussia, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • Jul 23 Gabriel Colvin Wharton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1906)
  • Jul 25 Richard James Oglesby, Union (Union volunteers), (d. 1899)
  • Jul 27 Alexandre Dumas fils, France, playwright/novelist (Camille)
  • Aug 3 William Burnham Woods, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Aug 8 Maria Alexandrovna (Marie of Hesse), Tsarina of Russia (d. 1880)
  • Aug 9 Simon Goodell Griffin, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Aug 14 William Terry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1888)
  • Aug 20 Absalom Baird, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1905)
  • Aug 21 John Sanford Mason, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1897)
  • Aug 27 Hiram Gregory Berry, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)
  • Aug 28 Carel JCH van Nispen of Sevenaer, Dutch Catholic politician
  • Sep 1 Isaac Hardin Duval, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1902)
  • Sep 4 Phoebe Cary, American poet (Poems of Alice & Phoebe Cary), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Sep 21 Joseph Andrew Jackson Lightburn, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • Sep 24 Truman Seymour, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1891)
  • Sep 27 William Nelson, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • Sep 28 Alfred Gilpin Jones, Weymouth NS, lt-gov of Nova Scotia (1900-06)
  • Sep 28 Francis Turner Palgrave, England, poet (Golden Treasury)/prof (Oxford)
  • Oct 19 Rufus Saxton, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1908)
  • Oct 23 Thomas Gamble Pitcher, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)
  • Oct 26 Arthur Middleton Manigault, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Oct 29 Joseph Horace Lewis, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1904)
  • Nov 18 Franz Sigel, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1902)
  • Nov 18 Isham Nicholas Hayne, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1868)
  • Nov 21 Hieronymus Theodor Richter, Dresden, German Mineralogist and co-discoverer of the element indium
  • Nov 24 Karel M M Verlat, Flemish painter/graphic artist
  • Dec 5 Titian James Coffey, Atty Gen (Union), (d. 1867)
  • Dec 10 George MacDonald, Scotland, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie)
  • Dec 14 Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (d. 1898)
  • Dec 17 John Kerr, System physicist (electro-visually Kerr-effect)
  • Dec 17 Manning Ferguson Force, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1899)
  • Dec 17 Thomas Starr King, NY, Unitarian clergyman (Christianity & Humanity)
  • Dec 19 Hercules Robinson, Ireland, South Africa Commissioner (1880-89, 1895-97)
  • Dec 26 Augustus Louis Chetlain, Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1914)

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 1 US President James Knox Polk (28) weds Sarah Childress (20) in Murfreesboro

11th US President James Knox Polk
11th US President
James Knox Polk

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 3 Inventor Charles Goodyear (23) weds Clarissa Beecher

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 2 US Navy flag officer David Farragut (23) weds Susan Caroline Marchant

US Civil War Admiral David Farragut
US Civil War Admiral
David Farragut

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 8 Salt Lake City founder Brigham Young (23) weds first wife Miriam Angeline Works (18) in Port Byron, New York

Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church
Brigham Young

Deaths in History

  • Jan 10 Victor Emanuel I, king of Sardinia (1802-21), dies at 64
  • Jan 26 Théodore Géricault, French painter (b. 1791)
  • Jan 29 Louise MC countess of Albany, Henegouws salon owner, dies at 71
  • Feb 8 Rhijnvis Feith, Dutch mayor/writer (Zwolle, Julia), dies at 71
  • Feb 9 Anna K Emmerick/Emmerich, German poet, dies at 49
  • Feb 21 Eugène de Beauharnais, son of Napoleon's wife, Josephine (b. 1781)
  • Mar 9 Jacobus J Cramer, priest of Holland/Zealand/Friesland, dies at 79
  • Apr 15 Theodorus F van Capellen, vice-admiral (Algiers), dies at 61

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Apr 19 Lord Byron [George Gordon Byron], British romantic poet (Childe Harold's Pilgrimage) , dies at 36

Romantic Poet Lord Byron
Romantic Poet
Lord Byron
  • Apr 24 Herman Muntinghe, theologist (History of Mankind), dies at 71
  • May 4 Joseph Joubert, French essayist and moralist (b. 1754)
  • May 26 Capel Lofft, English writer (b. 1751)
  • Jun 16 Charles-François Lebrun, duc de Plaisance, Third Consul of France (b. 1739)
  • Jun 18 Ferdinand III JJ-B, archduke of Austria/ruler of Toscane, dies at 55
  • Jun 21 Étienne Aignan, French writer (b. 1773)


Jul 19 Agustín de Iturbide [crowned Agustin I], Mexican army general, politician and the 1st emperor of Mexico is executed by firing squad at 40

1st Emperor of Mexico Agustín de Iturbide
1st Emperor of Mexico
Agustín de Iturbide
  • Jul 20 Joan M Kemper, lawyer (layed-out Civil Code), dies
  • Aug 21 John Taylor, philosopher (Jeffersonian Democracy), dies at 70
  • Sep 12 Louis AG baron de Bacler d'Albe, French cartographer, dies at 62

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 16 Louis XVIII SX, earl of Province/king of France (1814-24), dies

King of France Louis XVIII
King of France
  • Dec 21 James Parkinson, English physician, geologist, paleontologist, and political activist (b. 1755)
  • Dec 25 Barbara Krudener, mystic visionary who renounced nobility, dies at 60