December 1832 in History

Events in History

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 17 HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin sails in Strait Le Maire

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • Dec 18 Charles Darwins visits Vurland
  • Dec 22 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Barnevelts Islands
  • Dec 23 Dutch troops in Antwerp surrender
  • Dec 24 1st US Negro hospital founded by whites chartered, Savannah, Georgia
  • Dec 24 HMS Beagle anchors in Wigwam Bay at Cape Receiver
  • Dec 25 Charles Darwin celebrates Christmas in St Martin at Cape Receiver

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Politician John C. Calhoun
Politician
John C. Calhoun

Birthdays in History

  • 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 15 Gustave Eiffel, French engineer and architect who designed and built the Eiffel tower, born in Dijon, France (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, American politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Dover Plains, New York (d. 1906)
  • Dec 22 Edward Hatch, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Bangor, Maine (d. 1889)
  • Dec 25 Thomas Alfred Smyth, Irish-American Major General (Union Army), born in County Cork, Republic of Ireland (d. 1865)
  • Dec 27 Pavel Tretyakov, Russian businessman and patron of art, born in Moscow (d. 1897)

Weddings in History


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

  • Dec 30 Abijah Hammond, owned large portion of Greenwich Village, dies