1829 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 19 Johann von Goethe's "Faust, Part 1" premieres
  • Feb 2 Madman Jonathan Martin sets York Cathedral on fire, does £60,000 damage
  • Mar 2 New England Asylum for the Blind, 1st in US, incorporated, Boston

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Mar 4 Andrew Jackson inaugurated as 7th US President

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • Mar 4 Unruly crowd mobs White House during President Jackson inaugural ball
  • Mar 16 Ohio authorizes high school night classes
  • Mar 22 The three protecting powers (Britain, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece.
  • Apr 9 Danzig (Gdansk) dike break flood kills 1,200
  • Apr 13 The Roman Catholic Relief Act passed by the British Parliament; it was the culmination of the process of Catholic Emancipation throughout the UK.
  • Apr 25 Charles Fremantle arrives in HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom.
  • Apr 28 Dutch parliament accepts new press laws
  • May 2 After anchoring nearby, Captain Charles Fremantle of HMS Challenger, declares the Swan River Colony in Australia.

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May 15 Joseph Smith ordained by John the Baptist according to Joseph Smith

Religious Leader Joseph Smith Jr
Religious Leader
Joseph Smith Jr
  • May 24 Pope Pius VIII issues his program for pontificate
  • Jun 5 HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba.
  • Jun 10 The first Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race takes place.

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Jun 19 Robert Peel founds the London Metropolitan Police (Bobbies)

British Prime Minister Robert Peel
British Prime Minister
Robert Peel
  • Jul 4 Cornerstone laid for 2nd US mint at Chestnut & Juniper St, Philadelphia, the "Grecian Temple"
  • Jul 4 The first London bus "omnibus", operated by George Shillibeer, begins service between Marylebone Road and Bank Junction
  • Jul 7 Royal Military Chapel forms
  • Jul 23 American William Austin Burt patents "typographer" (typewriter)
  • Aug 3 Gioacchino Rossini's "William Tell" premieres in Paris
  • Aug 8 French government of De Polignac forms
  • Aug 9 "Stourbridge Lion" locomotive goes into service
  • Aug 16 Siamese twins Chang & Eng Bunker arrive in Boston to be exhibited
  • Aug 25 President Jackson makes an offer to buy Texas, but Mexican government refuses
  • Sep 14 Peace of Adrianopel: ends Russian-Turkish war
  • Sep 24 Russia & Ottoman Empire sign Peace Treaty of Adrianople

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Sep 25 Failed assassination attempt on Simon Bolívar

Military and Political Leader Simon Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simon Bolívar
  • Sep 28 Walker's Appeal, racial antislavery pamphlet, published in Boston
  • Sep 29 British Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel establishes London's Metropolitan Police - hence the nicknames "bobbies" and "peelers"
  • Oct 1 South African College is founded in Cape Town, South Africa; later to separate into the University of Cape Town and the South African College Schools.
  • Oct 16 Tremont Hotel, 1st US modern hotel opens (Boston)
  • Oct 17 Delaware River & Chesapeake Bay Canal formally opens
  • Oct 17 1st supposed attack on abandoned German teenager Kaspar Hauser
  • Nov 20 Jews expelled from Nikolayev & Sevastopol Russia
  • Nov 30 First Welland Canal opens for a trial run, 5 years to the day from the groundbreaking.
  • Dec 4 Britain outlaws "suttee" in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband's funeral pyre)
  • Dec 21 1st stone arch railroad bridge in US dedicated, Baltimore

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 3 John G R Acquoy, theologist/church historian
  • Jan 3 Konrad Duden, German linguist (Der grosse Duden)
  • Jan 5 Sir Roger Tichborne, missing U.K. heir who was the subject of the longest criminal trial in British history (d. c.1854)
  • Jan 9 Adolf von Schlagintweit, German explorer (Tarimbekken)
  • Jan 9 Thomas William Robertson, England, playwright (Caste)
  • Jan 18 Louis van Haecke, Flemish chaplain/author (Blood to Bridge)
  • Jan 21 Oscar II Frederik, King of Sweden (1872-1907)/Norway (-1905)/poet
  • Jan 30 Alfred Cummings, Georgia, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1910)
  • Feb 1 John Potts Slough, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1867)
  • Feb 2 Alfred Brehm, German zoologist (d. 1884)
  • Feb 11 William Anderson Pile, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1889)
  • Feb 13 Gerard Keller, writer (Netherlands Spectator)
  • Feb 14 Alfred Iverson Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1911)
  • Feb 15 Silas Weir Mitchell, US physician/author (Roland Blake)
  • Feb 18 Jean Jacques Alfred Mouton, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • Feb 21 Johnson Hagood, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1898)

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Feb 26 Levi Strauss, German-born American clothing designer, born in Buttenheim, Bavaria (d. 1902)

Fashion Designer Levi Strauss
Fashion Designer
Levi Strauss
  • Mar 2 Carl Schurz, Major General (Union volunteers)journalist
  • Mar 14 Charles Charlesworth, England, (dies at 7 of old age)
  • Mar 18 William Robertson Boggs, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1911)
  • Mar 19 Carl Frederik Tietgen, Danish financier and industrialist (d. 1901)
  • Mar 24 George Francis Train, American businessman (d. 1904)
  • Mar 24 Ignacio Zaragoza, Mexican general (d. 1862)
  • Mar 29 Ritta & Christina Parodi, Siamese twins, born in Sassare, Sardinia (d. 1829)
  • Mar 29 Robert Emmet Rodes, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • Apr 10 William Booth, founder (Salvation Army)
  • Apr 15 Mary Harris Thompson, 1st American woman surgeon
  • Apr 24 George Peabody Estey, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1881)
  • May 1 Jose M de Alencar, Brazilian writer/minister of Justice
  • May 6 Phoebe Ann Coffin, 1st female ordained minister in New England
  • May 30 Levin Goldschmidt, German business law expert

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Jun 3 Charles Brooke, 2nd White Rajah of Sarawak (1868-1917), born in Burnham-on-Sea, England (d. 1917)

2nd White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Brooke
2nd White Rajah of Sarawak
Charles Brooke
  • Jun 6 John Baillie McIntosh, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1888)
  • Jun 6 Shusaku Honinbo, Japanese Go player (d. 1862)
  • Jun 8 John Everett Millais, England, painter (Order of Release)
  • Jun 11 Hendrik Gerhard, Founder (Dutch Social-Democratic)

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Jun 16 Geronimo, Apache leader and resistance fighter, born in No-doyohn Canon, Mexico (d. 1909)

Apache Leader Geronimo
Apache Leader
  • Jul 5 Ignacio Mariscal, Writer and Mexican diplomat (d. 1910)
  • Jul 8 Pierre A Vicomte de Ponson du Terrail, French serial writer
  • Jul 16 Robert Brown Potter, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1887)
  • Jul 26 August Beernaert, Belgian premier (1884-94) (Nobel-1909)
  • Aug 5 Milo Smith Hascall, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1904)
  • Aug 7 Thomas Ewing Jr, Major General, Bvt (Union volunteers), (d. 1896)
  • Aug 12 John Horace Forney, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1902)
  • Aug 23 Moritz B Cantor, German math historian
  • Sep 1 James Conner, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1883)
  • Sep 6 Marie Zakrzewska, Polish physician (d. 1902)
  • Sep 7 August Kekule von Stradonitz, discovered structure of benzene ring
  • Sep 7 Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden, US, geologist (Geograph Survey 1859-86)
  • Sep 8 George Crook, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1890)
  • Sep 8 Seth Maxwell Barton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1900)
  • Sep 12 Anselm Feuerbach, German painter
  • Sep 12 Charles Dudley Warner, American writer and newspaperman (Being a Boy), born in Plainfield, Massachusetts
  • Sep 22 William Worth Belknap, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Sep 22 Tự Đức, Emperor of Vietnam (d. 1883)
  • Sep 24 James St Clair Morton, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1864)
  • Sep 24 Charles S. West, Texas jurist and politician (d. 1885)
  • Sep 25 William Michael Rossetti, civil servant
  • Sep 29 Bradley Tyler Johnson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1903)
  • Sep 29 Giles Alexander Smith, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1876)

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Oct 5 Chester A. Arthur, American politician(R) 21st President (1881-85), born in Fairfield Vermont (d. 1886)

21st US President Chester A. Arthur
21st US President
Chester A. Arthur
  • Oct 10 Dandridge McRae, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1899)
  • Oct 15 Asaph Hall, discovered satellites of Mars (Phobos & Deimos)
  • Oct 18 Charles Sidney Winder, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • Oct 18 Lucius Marshall Walker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • Oct 27 Christopher Columbus Andres, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Oct 30 Roscoe Conkling, MC (Union), (d. 1888)
  • Nov 8 Samuel Wylie Crawford, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1892)
  • Nov 15 Petrus A S van Limburg Brouwer, MP/critic (Akbar)
  • Nov 21 Peter A de Genestet, Dutch vicar/poet
  • Nov 24 William Passmore Carlin, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1903)
  • Dec 3 Green Berry Raum, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1909)
  • Dec 5 Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, French Canadian politician (d. 1908)
  • Dec 14 John Mercer Langston, 1st African American to hold US political office
  • Dec 27 James Clay Rice, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1864)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 12 Friedrich von Schlegel, German cultural philosopher/poet, dies at 56
  • Jan 28 William Burke, murderer/body snatcher, executed in Edinburgh
  • Jan 28 Thomas Tredgold, Railway Engineer and Carpenter, dies at 40
  • Jan 29 Paul François Jean Nicolas Barras, French politician (b. 1755)
  • Feb 10 Leo XII, [Annibale Sermattei], Italian Pope (1823-29), dies at 68
  • Feb 11 Alexandr Griboyedov, Russian playwright (b. 1795)
  • Feb 22 Adam A earl von Neipperg, Austrian general, dies at 53
  • Feb 24 Auguste Chouteau, St Louis co-founder, dies
  • Mar 2 Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, conspirator and supporter of the Mexican War of Independence (b. 1768)
  • Mar 5 John Adams, last surviving HMS Bounty mutineer (b. 1766)
  • Apr 6 Niels H Able, Norwegian mathematician (infinite series), dies at 26
  • Apr 30 George Washington Adams, son of John Q Adams, dies on City Is NYC
  • May 10 Thomas Young, physicist/decipherer of Egyptian hierogolyphics, dies
  • May 16 William Congreve, English officer, dies at 56

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May 17 John Jay, American statesman, 1st US Chief Justice, dies at 83

Ist US Chief Justice John Jay
Ist US Chief Justice
John Jay
  • May 18 Maria Josepha of Saxony, queen consort of Spain (b. 1803)
  • May 29 Humphry Davy, scientist/inventor (Miner's safety lamp), dies at 84
  • Jun 27 James Smithson, dies, his will establishes Smithsonian Institute
  • Sep 16 Nikolay Raevsky, Russian general and statesman (b. 1771)
  • Oct 6 Pierre Derbigny, Governor of Louisiana (b. 1769)
  • Oct 12 Jacobus Blue, Dutch regent/patriot, dies at about 73
  • Nov 13 Sam Patch, loses his live in a 125' dive into Genesse Falls
  • Nov 14 Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, French pharmacist (b. 1763)
  • Nov 23 Ritta and Christina Parodi, Sardinian siamese twins, die at 8 months

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Dec 18 Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck, French naturalist, dies at 85

French Naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
French Naturalist
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck