1833 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 British government demands Falkland islands
  • Jan 1 Curacao census: 2,602 whites, 6,531 free people & 5,894 slaves
  • Jan 2 Re-establishment of British rule on the Falklands.
  • Jan 3 Britain seizes control of Falkland Islands in South Atlantic
  • Jan 10 Felix Mendelssohn's "Die erste Walpurgisnacht" premieres in Berlin
  • Jan 15 HMS Beagle anchors at Goeree Tierra del Fuego

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Jan 19 Charles Darwin reaches Straits Ponsonby, Fireland

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
  • Jan 23 Joseph Pease, a Quaker, admitted to Parliament on his affirmation
  • Mar 17 Phoenix Society forms (NY)
  • Mar 20 US & Siam sign commercial treaty
  • Apr 9 1st tax-supported public library (Peterborough, NH)
  • Apr 24 Jacob Evert & George Dulty patent 1st soda fountain
  • May 2 Russian Tsar Nicolas I bans public sale of serfs
  • May 11 "Lady-of-the-Lake" strikes iceberg & sinks in N Atlantic; kills 215
  • Jun 3 4th national black convention meets (Philadelphia)

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jun 5 Ada Lovelace (future 1st computer programmer) meets Charles Babbage

Mathematician and Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace
Mathematician and Computer Programmer
Ada Lovelace
Inventor Charles Babbage
Charles Babbage
  • Jun 27 Prudence Crandall, a white woman, arrested for conducting an academy for black females at Canterbury, Connecticut
  • Jun 28 Three missionaries of the Paris Evangelical Missionary Society obtain permission from Chief Moshoeshoe (Moshesh) to found a mission station in Basutoland (now Lesotho)
  • Jul 8 Russia & Turkey sign defense treaty
  • Jul 23 Cornerstones are laid for the construction of the Kirtland Temple in Kirtland, Ohio.
  • Jul 24 HMS Beagle departs Maldonado Uruguay
  • Aug 3 HMS Beagle reaches river mouth of Rio Negro
  • Aug 10 Chicago incorporates as a village of about 200
  • Aug 12 The town of Chicago is incorporated (population 350)
  • Aug 24 HMS Beagle reaches Bahia Blanca, Argentina
  • Aug 29 Britain's Slavery Abolition Act becomes law
  • Sep 3 New York Sun begins publishing (1st daily newspaper)
  • Sep 4 1st newsboy hired (Barney Flaherty, 10 years old-NY Sun)
  • Sep 8 Charles Darwin departs to Buenos Aires
  • Sep 19 Charles Darwin visits Guardia del Monte, Argentina
  • Sep 20 Charles Darwin rides horse to Buenos Aires
  • Sep 27 Charles Darwin rides a horse to Santa Fe
  • Oct 1 Charles Darwin reaches Rio Tercero Argentina
  • Oct 2 Charles Darwin rides through Corunda to Santa Fe Argentina
  • Oct 2 NY Anti-Slavery Society organized
  • Oct 5 Charles Darwin moves with Parana to Santa Fe Bajada, Argentina
  • Oct 12 Charles Darwin begins return trip to Buenos Aires
  • Oct 20 Charles Darwin reaches river mouth of Parana
  • Oct 29 1st US college fraternity to have a fraternity house founded
  • Nov 8 Train derails at Hightstown NJ; 2 die
  • Nov 12 The great Leonid Meteor shower was recorded
  • Nov 14 Charles Darwin departs by horse to Montevideo
  • Nov 18 Netherlands & Belgium sign Treaty of Zonhoven
  • Nov 20 Charles Darwin reaches Punta Gorda, sees Rio Uruguay
  • Nov 28 Charles Darwin rides through Las Pietras, returning to Montevideo
  • Dec 3 Oberlin College in Ohio, the first truly coeducational college, opens
  • Dec 4 American Anti-Slavery Society formed by Arthur Tappan in Philadelphia
  • Dec 6 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin departs Rio de la Plata
  • Dec 13 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin arrives in Port Deseado, Patagonia
  • Dec 25 Charles Darwin celebrates Christmas in Port Desire, Patagonia

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Robert Lawson, New Zealand architect (d. 1902)
  • Jan 2 Frederick A. Johnson, American politician (d. 1893)
  • Jan 7 Henry Enfield Roscoe, English Chemist (vanadium and photochemistry), born in London, England
  • Jan 21 Norman Willis, union leader (Britain's Trades Union Congress)
  • Jan 23 John Randolph Chambliss Jr, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • Jan 28 Charles George Gordon, general (China, Khartoum), born in London, England
  • Feb 1 Henry McNeal Turner, Newberry South Carolina, Minister and politician, 1st African American Methodist Bishop (d. 1915)
  • Feb 3 Thomas T H Jorissen, Dutch historian
  • Feb 5 John Watkinson, founder of British Chess Magazine (oldest chess mag)

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Feb 6 J.E.B. Stuart [James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart], Confederate General in the American Civil War, born in Patrick County, Virginia (d. 1864)

Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart
Confederate General
J.E.B. Stuart
  • Feb 6 José María de Pereda, Spanish novelist (d. 1906)
  • Feb 7 Ricardo Palma, Peru, writer/poet (Tradiciones Peruanas)
  • Feb 11 Melville Fuller, American 8th chief justice, born in Augusta, Maine (d. 1910)
  • Feb 13 William Whedbee Kirkland, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1915)
  • Feb 18 James Deshler, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • Feb 24 Eduard earl von Taaffe, Austrian premier (1868..93)
  • Feb 25 Clement Anselm Evans, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1911)
  • Feb 28 Alfred von Schlieffen, Count/Prussian general-fieldmarshal
  • Mar 9 Frederick A. Schroeder, tobacco industrialist and mayor of Brooklyn (d. 1899)
  • Mar 14 John Sappington Marmaduke, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • Mar 14 Lucy Hobbs Taylor, 1st US woman dentist (1866)
  • Mar 26 Betsy Perk, [Christina E], Dutch journalist/writer/feminist
  • Apr 2 Thomas Howard Ruger, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Apr 6 Johan H C Kern, Dutch linguist (Sanskrit, Old Javan)
  • Apr 10 David McMurtrie Gregg, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Apr 10 James Edward Rains, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • May 5 Ferdinand von Richthofen, German geographer/explorer
  • May 8 Frank Wheaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1903)
  • Jun 1 John Marshall Harlan, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1911)
  • Jun 4 Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley, British army general, born in Dublin (d. 1913)
  • Jun 9 John Rogers Cooke, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1891)
  • Jun 15 Edward Moody McCook, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1909)
  • Jun 20 Leon-J-F Bonnat, painter
  • Jul 1 Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert, Bvt Major General (Union Army)
  • Jul 10 Lucius Eugene Polk, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)
  • Jul 19 John Wesley Turner, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1899)
  • Jul 27 Thomas George Bonney, English geologist (d. 1923)
  • Jul 28 James Henry Lane, Brigadier General during Civil War (Confederate), born in Mathews Court House, Virginia (d. 1907)
  • Aug 3 Auguste Schmidt, German teacher/feminist
  • Aug 5 Carola of Vasa, Queen consort of Saxony (d. 1907)
  • Aug 7 Powell Clayton, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)/(Gov-R-Ark)
  • Aug 11 Robert Green Ingersoll, NY, author/politician/agnostic (Att Gen-R-Ill)
  • Aug 11 Kido Takayoshi, Japanese politician (d. 1877)
  • Aug 12 William Price Sanders, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)

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Aug 20 Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States (Republican: 1889-93), born in North Bend, Ohio (d. 1901)

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
23rd US President
Benjamin Harrison
  • Aug 26 Charles Jackson Paine, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Aug 28 Edward Burne-Jones, England, Pre-Raphaelite painter/designer

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Sep 20 Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian journalist, soldier and pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1907), born in Milan, Lombardy (d. 1918)

Italian Pacifist Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
Italian Pacifist
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
  • Sep 22 Stephen Dill Lee, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1908)
  • Sep 24 Henry Alanson Barnum, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Sep 28 James Deering Fessenden, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Sep 30 Ferdinand von Saar, writer
  • Oct 2 Rev. William Corby, American Catholic priest (d. 1897)
  • Oct 5 Cyrus Bussey, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1915)
  • Oct 15 Klaas Kater, Dutch Christian Worker's Union Leader
  • Oct 17 Paul Bert, Auxerre, French Zoologist, Physiologist and pioneer of aerospace medicine whose study of the effects of air pressure on the body, such as altitude sickness and 'the bends', made possible space and ocean exploration

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 21 Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist, invented dynamite and foundered Nobel Prizes, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1896)

Chemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred Nobel
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator
Alfred Nobel
  • Nov 2 Mahendralal Sarkar, Indian doctor (d. 1904)
  • Nov 3 Edward Dorr Tracy, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • Nov 6 Jonas Lie, Norwegian author (d. 1908)
  • Nov 9 Sally Louisa Tompkins, nurse and philanthropist, only woman commissioned in Confederate army during US Civil War, born in Mathews City, Virginia (D. 1916)
  • Nov 14 Antonius von der Linde, Neth/German librarian/chess player
  • Nov 19 Wilhelm Dilthey, German philosopher (Das Leben Schleiermans)
  • Nov 24 Antoine Labelle, Quebec catholic priest (d. 1891)
  • Nov 27 Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge (d. 1897)
  • Nov 29 Louis Douglass Watkins, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1868)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 6 John S. Mosby, Confederate army cavalry battalion commander in the American Civil War, born in Powhatan County, Virginia (d. 1916)

The Gray Ghost John Singleton Mosby
The Gray Ghost
John Singleton Mosby
  • Dec 12 Matthias Hohner, German manufacturer (harmonica)
  • Dec 17 James Thadeus Holtzclaw, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1893)
  • Dec 20 Samuel A Mudd, doctor, convicted of giving medical aid to JW Booth
  • Dec 28 Charles Miller Shelley, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1907)
  • Dec 29 John James Ingalls, (Rep-Ks)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 10 Adrien Marie Legendre, dies
  • Jan 12 Marie-Antoine Carême, French chef (b. 1784)
  • Jan 14 Seraphim of Sarov, Russian Orthodox saint (b. 1759)
  • Jan 17 James Ball Antyne, Scot founder (Ball Antyne Press), dies at about 60
  • Jan 17 William Rush, Indians sculptor (Spirit of the Schuylkill), dies
  • Jan 23 Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth, British admiral (b. 1757)
  • Feb 6 Pierre André Latreille, French entomologist (b. 1762)
  • Mar 7 Rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German author, dies at 61
  • Apr 6 Adamantios Korais, Greek humanist scholar (b. 1748)
  • Apr 22 Richard Trevithick, inventor (steam locomotive), dies at 62
  • May 10 Francois GJS Andrieux, French writer/politician, dies at 74
  • Jun 2 Simon Byrne, Irish bare-knuckle prize fighter (b. 1806)
  • Jul 2 Gervasio Antonio de Posadas, Argentine politician (b. 1757)
  • Jul 5 Nicéphore Niépce, French inventor (b. 1765)
  • Jul 18 Joseph Comb, missionary to Moluccas, dies at 63
  • Jul 27 Bartolommea Capitanio, Italian monastery founder/saint, dies at 26

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Jul 29 William Wilberforce, English abolitionist, dies at 73

Abolitionist William Wilberforce
William Wilberforce
  • Aug 3 Stoffel Muller, Dutch sect leader, dies
  • Aug 14 Luigi Cagnola, architect, dies
  • Aug 24 Adrian H Haworth, English entomologist/botanist, dies at 65
  • Sep 28 Lemuel Haynes, Revolutionary War veteran, dies at 88
  • Sep 29 Ferdinand VII MF, king of Spain, dies
  • Oct 25 Abbas Mirza, Persian governor/heir to the throne, dies at 44
  • Oct 30 Pieter G Witsen Geysbeek, historian/literary, dies at 58
  • Dec 17 Kaspar Hauser, German son of grand duke Karel of Bathe, murdered at 21