1832 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 2 1st Curling club in US (Orchard Lake Curling Club) opens
  • Jan 4 Insurrection of Trinidad negroes
  • Jan 6 New England Anti-Slavery Society organizes (Boston)

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Jan 16 Charles Darwin lands at San Tiago, Cape Verde

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
  • Jan 17 Johannes van den Bosch appointed gov-gen of Dutch-Indies
  • Feb 6 1st appearance of cholera in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Feb 6 US ship destroys Sumatran village in retaliation for piracy
  • Feb 12 Ecuador annexes Galapagos Islands
  • Feb 13 First appearance of cholera in London
  • Feb 16 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches St-Pauls (1°N, 29°W)
  • Feb 20 Charles Darwin visits Fernando Noronha in Atlantic Ocean
  • Feb 26 Polish constitution abolished/replaced by Tsar Nicholas I
  • Feb 29 Charles Darwin visits jungle near Bahia Brazil
  • Mar 22 British Parliament passes Lord John Russell's 1832 Reform Act, introducing wide-ranging changes to the electoral system of England and Wales and increasing the electorate from about 500,000 voters to 813,000

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Mar 24 Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred & feathered in Ohio

Religious Leader Joseph Smith Jr
Religious Leader
Joseph Smith Jr
  • Apr 4 Charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle reaches Rio de Janeiro
  • Apr 8 Charles Darwin begins trip through Rio de Janeiro
  • May 7 Greece becomes independent, Otto of Bavaria is chosen as king
  • May 14 Felix Mendelssohn's "Hebrides" premieres
  • May 21 1st Democratic National Convention (Baltimore)
  • May 24 The First Kingdom of Greece is declared in the London Conference.
  • May 30 Evariste Galois give his theory on free assembly (dies in duel May 31)
  • May 30 The Rideau Canal in eastern Ontario is opened.
  • Jun 4 3rd national black convention meets (Philadelphia)
  • Jun 6 The barricades fall and the Paris student uprisings of 1832 end.
  • Jun 7 Asian cholera reaches Quebec, brought by Irish immigrants, and kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada.
  • Jun 16 Battle of Kellogg's Grove, Illinois
  • Jun 22 John Howe patents pin manufacturing machine
  • Jun 28 Gerrit Moll measures noise of guns
  • Jul 5 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin departs Rio de Janeiro
  • Jul 10 President Jackson vetoed legislation to re-charter 2nd Bank of US
  • Jul 13 Source of Mississippi River discovered by American geographer Henry Schoolcraft
  • Jul 14 Opium exempted from federal tariff duty
  • Jul 24 Benjamin Bonneville leads the first wagon train across the Rocky Mountains by Wyoming's South Pass
  • Jul 25 1st railroad accident in US, Granite Railway, Quincy, Mass-1 dies
  • Jul 26 HMS Beagle anchors in Montevideo
  • Aug 1 The Black Hawk War ends.
  • Aug 2 Battle of Bad Axe, Wisconsin: 1,300 Illinois militia defeat Sauk & Fox Native Americans ending the Black Hawk War in the US
  • Aug 15 Gregory XVI encyclical On liberalism & religious indifferentism
  • Aug 27 Black Hawk, leader of Sauk-indians, gives himself up
  • Sep 3 Rebellious slaves set fire to Paramaribo Suriname
  • Nov 14 First streetcar (horse-drawn) (John Mason) debuts in NYC; fare 12 cents rode on 4th Avenue between Prince and 14th Sts
  • Nov 15 Felix Mendelssohn's "Reformation" premieres
  • Nov 23 French take Antwerp in liberation of Belgium
  • Nov 24 South Carolina passes Ordinance of Nullification
  • Nov 26 1st streetcar railway in America starts operating (NYC) (12 cent fare)
  • Dec 4 French army begins bombing citadel of Antwerp

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 5 Andrew Jackson re-elected President of US

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson

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Dec 28 John C. Calhoun becomes 1st VP to resign (differences with President Jackson)

Politician John C. Calhoun
John C. Calhoun

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 4 George Tryon, British admiral (d. 1893)
  • Jan 6 Gustave Doré, French painter and sculptor (d. 1883)
  • Jan 7 James Munro, Premier of Victoria (d. 1908)
  • Jan 9 Esquire Maurits A de Savornin Lohman, Dutch governor of Suriname
  • Jan 9 Félix-Gabriel Marchand, journalist, author and politician, Premier of Quebec (d. 1900)
  • Jan 12 Richard Waterhouse Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1876)
  • Jan 13 Horatio Alger, Jr., American minister and author (Lost at Sea, Work & Win), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts

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Jan 23 Edouard Manet, French impressionist painter (Olympia, The Luncheon on the Grass), born in Paris, France (d. 1883)

Impressionist painter Edouard Manet
Impressionist painter
Edouard Manet
  • Jan 24 John Pegram, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1865)
  • Jan 26 George Shiras Jr., U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1924)

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Jan 27 Lewis Carroll, [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson], Halton, Cheshire, author (Alice in Wonderland), (d. 1898)

Author and Mathematician Lewis Carroll
Author and Mathematician
Lewis Carroll
  • Jan 30 Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier (d. 1897)
  • Feb 6 John Brown Gordon, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1904)
  • Feb 16 Camille Armand Jules Marie de Polignac, Mjr General (Confederate Army)
  • Feb 25 Theodorus J I Arnold, bibliographer (Bibliotheca Belgian)
  • Feb 26 John George Nicolay, US, author (Abe Lincoln's biographer)
  • Feb 27 Alfred Pollard Edward, Civil War journalist, (d. 1872)
  • Mar 7 Orlando Metcalfe Poe, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)
  • Mar 10 William Henry Penrose, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1903)
  • Mar 11 Franz Melde, German phyicist (Melde test)
  • Mar 11 William Ruffin Cox, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1919)
  • Mar 12 Charles Boycott, Ireland, estate manager/caused boycotts
  • Mar 16 Charles Camp Doolittle, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteer)
  • Mar 17 Moncure Daniel Conway, US, abolitionist (Life of Thomas Paine)
  • Mar 17 Walter Quintin Gresham, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Apr 4 Jose Echegaray y Elizaguirre, playwright/scientist (Teatro Escogido)
  • Apr 5 Jules-Francois Camille Ferry, French statesman
  • Apr 8 Alfred von Waldersee, Prussian fieldmarshal
  • Apr 13 James Wimshurst, British designer/inventor (electricstatic generator)
  • Apr 13 Juan Montalvo, Ecuadorian author (Siete Tratados), born in Ambato, Ecuador (d. 1889)
  • Apr 14 James Hewett Ledlie, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1882)
  • Apr 15 Wilhelm Busch, German poet (d. 1908)
  • Apr 16 John A Neuhuys, painter
  • Apr 19 Jose Echegaray y Eizaguirre, mathematician/dramatist (Nobel 1904)
  • Apr 19 Lucretia Rudolph Garfield, 1st lady (1881)
  • Apr 22 Julius Sterling Morton, Nebraska, (Gov-Neb), started Arbor Day
  • May 5 H H Bancroft, historian, publisher (History of Pacific States)
  • May 7 Carl G Neumann, German mathematician/physicist (Neumann-functions)
  • May 14 Rudolf Lipschitz, German mathematician (d. 1903)
  • May 16 Philip Danforth Armour, founder (Armour Foods)
  • May 21 Elizabeth Storrs Mead, American educator (d. 1917)
  • May 23 Pieter J B C R van der Aa, Dutch Indologist/geographer
  • May 30 George Doherty Johnston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Jun 10 Edwin Arnold, English writer (Light of India)
  • Jun 10 Nikolaus A Otto, German technician (gas motor, otto motor)
  • Jun 17 William Crookes, English chemist/physicist (Crookes-pipe, thallium)
  • Jun 24 Edward Harland, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1915)

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Jul 6 Maximilian I of Mexico and Archduke of Austria, first and only monarch of the Second Mexican Empire, born in Vienna, Austria

Emperor of Mexico Maximilian I
Emperor of Mexico
Maximilian I
  • Jul 10 Alvan Graham Clark, American telescope maker and astronomer (d. 1897)
  • Jul 11 Charilaos Trikoupis, Greek politician (d. 1896)
  • Jul 21 Henrietta Marie Morse King, cattlewoman
  • Aug 2 Henry Steel Olcott, co-founder (Theosophical Society)
  • Aug 11 Thomas Ogden Osbord, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Aug 12 Hely Hutchinson Almond, politician/doctor
  • Aug 16 Wilhelm Wundt, German physiologist/psychologist/philosopher
  • Aug 20 Thaddeus Sobieski Constantine Lowe, inventor, (d. 1913)
  • Aug 23 Alexander Chambers, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1888)
  • Aug 27 James Alexander Walker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
  • Sep 4 Antonio Agliardi, Italian diplomat (d. 1915)
  • Sep 10 Randall Lee Gibson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)
  • Sep 16 George Washington Custis Lee, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • Sep 21 Samuel Sprigg Carroll, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1893)
  • Sep 25 William Le Baron Jenney, US, architect/"father of skyscraper"
  • Sep 30 Frederick Sleigh "Bobs" Roberts, British gov of Natal (Ireland-Boer war)
  • Oct 1 Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison, 1st wife of Benjamin Harrison
  • Oct 2 Edward Burnett Tylor, English anthropologist
  • Oct 2 Julius von Sachs, botanist/naturalist
  • Oct 4 William Griggs, inventor (photo chromo lithography)
  • Oct 10 Theodore Shelton Bowers, Bvt Brigadier General (Union Army), (d. 1866)
  • Oct 12 Walter T Watts-Dunton, England, lawyer/poet/writer (Aylwin)
  • Oct 15 Henry Harrison Walker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1912)
  • Oct 16 George Crockett Strong, Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)
  • Oct 16 Vicente Riva Palacio, Mexico, writer/diplomat
  • Oct 20 Constantin Lipsius, German architect (d. 1894)
  • Nov 5 William Woods Averell, Major General (Union Army), (d. 1900)
  • Nov 7 Andrew Dickson White, educator/1st president of Cornell
  • Nov 9 Émile Gaboriau, French writer (d. 1873)
  • Nov 18 Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Swedish explorer (d. 1901)
  • Nov 22 George Henry Chapman, Bvt Maj Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1882)
  • Nov 26 Mary Edwards Walker, American doctor/women's rights leader and only woman to receive Medal of Honor (bravery during Civil War)
  • Nov 26 Karl Rudolf König, German physicist (d. 1901)

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Nov 29 Louisa May Alcott, Germantown Pennsylvania, American author (Little Women)

  • Dec 1 Archibald Gracie Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • Dec 8 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Norwegian author "Pa Guds Veje" and Nobel laureate (d. 1910)
  • Dec 12 Abraham C Wertheim, Dutch banker/MP (liberal)
  • Dec 14 Daniel Harris Reynolds, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1902)

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Dec 15 Gustave Eiffel [Alexandre], French engineer (Eiffel tower), (d. 1923)

Engineer and Achitect Gustave Eiffel
Engineer and Achitect
Gustave Eiffel
  • Dec 19 John Kirk Barry, Scot, Dr/companion to explorer David Livingstone
  • Dec 21 John Henry Ketcham, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1906)
  • Dec 22 Edward Hatch, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1889)
  • Dec 25 Thomas Alfred Smyth, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1865)
  • Dec 27 Pavel Tretyakov, Russian businessman and patron of art, born in Moscow (d. 1897)

Weddings in History

  • Aug 9 King Leopold I of Belgium marries Louisa Maria

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 20 Inventor William Henry Fox Talbot (32) weds Constance Mundy

Photography Pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot
Photography Pioneer
William Henry Fox Talbot

Deaths in History

  • Jan 28 Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general (b. 1769)
  • Feb 1 Ecco Epkema, Dutch classic linguist (Frisian/Old Frisian), dies at 71
  • Feb 1 Archibald Murphey, North Carolina politician (b. 1777)
  • Feb 3 George Crabbe, English vicar/poet (Borough), dies at 77

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 22 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer, dies at 82

Social Philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Social Philosopher
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Mar 4 Jean-François Champollion, French scholar (b. 1790)
  • Mar 22 J W Goethe, writer, dies at 82
  • Mar 30 Stephen Groombridge, English Astronomer, dies at 77
  • Apr 1 Robert the Hermit, US ex-slave/hermit in Massachusetts, dies
  • May 4 Jan van Speyck, Dutch admiral, buried in New Church

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May 13 Georges Cuvier, French naturalist (b. 1769)

Naturalist and Zoologist Georges Cuvier
Naturalist and Zoologist
Georges Cuvier
  • May 14 John van Speijk, Dutch heroic sailor, buried
  • May 31 Évariste Galois, French mathematician (b. 1811)
  • Jun 6 Jeremy Bentham, English philosopher (b. 1748)
  • Jun 23 James Hall, Scottish geologist (b. 1761)
  • Jul 22 Napoleon II of France (b. 1811), son of Napoleon I dies of tuberculosis
  • Jul 30 Jean-A-C Chaptal, French chemist/Internal minister, dies
  • Aug 24 Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French mathematician (b. 1796)
  • Sep 2 Franz Xaver, Baron Von Zach, Austrian astronomer (b. 1754)
  • Sep 21 Walter Scott, Scottish attorney/poet/writer (Ivanhoe), dies
  • Nov 14 Charles Carroll, large landowner/signed Declaration of Independence, dies at 95
  • Nov 14 Rasmus Rask, Danish language scholar, dies at 44
  • Nov 15 Jean Baptiste Say, French economist, dies at 63
  • Dec 30 Abijah Hammond, owned large portion of Greenwich Village, dies