On This Day

What Happened in 1834

Historical Events in 1834

  • Jan 5 Kiowa Indians record this as the night the stars fell
  • Jan 29 President Jackson orders first use of US troops to suppress a labor dispute
  • Feb 3 Wake Forest University is established in North Carolina
  • Feb 18 1st US labor newspaper, "The Man", published, NYC
  • Feb 26 1st US interstate crime compact (NY-NJ) ratified
  • Mar 6 Toronto incorporated with William Lyon Mackenzie as its 1st mayor
  • Mar 9 French Foreign Legion is founded
  • Mar 16 Charles Darwin, aboard HMS Beagle, anchors in the recently British-acquired Falklands Islands for the first time

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Did You Know?

First published reference to poker (as Mississippi riverboat game)

On November 1, 1834


World Leaders in 1834

Would You Believe?

Six farm labourers from Tolpuddle, Dorset, England are sentenced to be transported to Australia for forming a trade union

On March 18, 1834

Famous Weddings in 1834