On This Day

What Happened in January 1833

Historical Events

  • 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 8 Boston Academy of Music, 1st US music school, established

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 10 Felix Mendelssohn's cantata "Die erste Walpurgisnacht" premieres in Berlin

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn
  • Jan 15 HMS Beagle anchors at Goeree Tierra del Fuego
  • Jan 23 Joseph Pease, a Quaker, admitted to Parliament on his affirmation
  • Jan 26 Gaetano Dinozetti's opera "Lucrezia Borgia" premieres in Milan

Famous Birthdays

  • 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 23 John Randolph Chambliss Jr, American Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Greensville County, Virginia (d. 1864)
  • Jan 28 Charles George Gordon, general (China, Khartoum), born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 7 Ramón Cuéllar y Altarriba, Spanish composer, dies at 55
  • Jan 10 Adrien-Marie Legendre, French mathematician (worked on elliptic integrals), dies at 80
  • Jan 10 António da Silva Leite, Portuguese composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 12 Marie-Antoine Carême, French chef (b. 1784)
  • Jan 14 Seraphim of Sarov, Russian Orthodox Saint, dies at 73
  • Jan 15 Banastre Tarleton, British soldier and politician (Waxhaws Massacre), dies at 78
  • Jan 17 James Ball Antyne, Scot founder (Ball Antyne Press), dies at about 60
  • Jan 17 William Rush, American sculptor (Spirit of the Schuylkill), dies at 76
  • Jan 19 (Louis Joseph) Ferdinand Hérold, French pianist, violinist, and composer of over twenty operas, dies from tuberculosis at 41
  • Jan 23 Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth, British admiral (b. 1757)