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

Music History

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

  • Jan 15 HMS Beagle anchors at Goeree Tierra del Fuego
  • Jan 23 Joseph Pease becomes the first Quaker to be admitted to the UK Parliament on his affirmation

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)