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What Happened in 1824

Historical Events

  • 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
  • Feb 10 Simón Bolívar named dictator by the Congress of Peru
  • 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" 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 7 Giacomo Meyerbeers opera "Il Crociati in Egitto" (The Crusader in Egypt) premieres at La Fenice in Venice with famous castrato Giovanni Battista Velluti singing
  • Mar 11 US War Department creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs
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