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What Happened in 1829

Important Events in 1829

  • Jun 19 Sir Robert Peel introduces the Metropolitan Police Act 1829 into Parliament to establish a unified police force for London
  • Jul 23 William Austin Burt patents America's first "typographer" (typewriter)
  • Sep 29 The first units of the London Metropolitan Police appear on the streets of the British capital
  • Dec 4 Britain outlaws "suttee" in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband's funeral pyre)

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World Leaders in 1829