Historical Events in 1829

  • Jan 19 Johann von Goethe's "Faust, Part 1" premieres
  • Feb 2 Madman Jonathan Martin sets York Cathedral on fire, does £60,000 damage
  • Mar 2 New England Asylum for the Blind, 1st in US, incorporated, Boston

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Mar 4 Andrew Jackson inaugurated as 7th US President

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • Mar 4 Unruly crowd mobs White House during President Jackson inaugural ball

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Mar 11 Johann Sebastian Bach's "St Matthew Passion" is revived by Felix Mendelssohn, aged 20, conducting in Berlin

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Mar 16 Ohio authorizes high school night classes
  • Mar 22 The three protecting powers (Britain, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece.
  • Apr 9 Danzig (Gdansk) dike break flood kills 1,200
  • Apr 13 The Roman Catholic Relief Act passed by the British Parliament; it was the culmination of the process of Catholic Emancipation throughout the UK.
  • Apr 25 Charles Fremantle arrives in HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom
  • Apr 28 Dutch parliament accepts new press laws
  • May 2 After anchoring nearby, Captain Charles Fremantle of HMS Challenger, declares the Swan River Colony in Australia

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May 15 Joseph Smith ordained by John the Baptist according to Joseph Smith

Religious Leader Joseph Smith Jr
Religious Leader
Joseph Smith Jr
  • May 24 Pope Pius VIII issues his program for pontificate
  • Jun 5 HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba

  • Jun 8 1st UK municipal swimming pool outside of London opens in Liverpool
  • Jun 10 The first Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race takes place

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Jun 19 Sir Robert Peel introduces the Metropolitan Police Act 1829 into Parliament to establish a unified police force for London

British Prime Minister Robert Peel
British Prime Minister
Robert Peel
  • Jul 4 Cornerstone laid for 2nd US mint at Chestnut and Juniper St, Philadelphia, the "Grecian Temple"
  • Jul 4 The first London bus "omnibus", operated by George Shillibeer, begins service between Marylebone Road and Bank Junction

Historic Invention1st U.S. Typographer

Jul 23 William Austin Burt patents America's first "typographer" (typewriter)
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  • Aug 3 Gioacchino Rossini's "William Tell" premieres in Paris
  • Aug 3 Opera "Guillaume Tell" (William Tell) Gioachino Rossini's last and greatest opera premieres in Paris
  • Aug 8 French government of De Polignac forms
  • Aug 9 "Stourbridge Lion" locomotive goes into service
  • Aug 16 Siamese twins Chang & Eng Bunker arrive in Boston to be exhibited
  • Aug 25 President Jackson makes an offer to buy Texas, but Mexican government refuses
  • Sep 12 Greek War of Independence ends after 8 years and 6 months
  • Sep 14 Peace of Adrianopel: ends Russian-Turkish war
  • Sep 24 Russia & Ottoman Empire sign Peace Treaty of Adrianople

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Sep 25 Failed assassination attempt on Simon Bolívar

Military and Political Leader Simón Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simón Bolívar
  • Sep 28 Walker's Appeal, racial antislavery pamphlet, published in Boston
  • Sep 29 The first units of the London Metropolitan Police appear on the streets of the British capital
  • Oct 1 South African College is founded in Cape Town, South Africa; later to separate into the University of Cape Town and the South African College Schools.
  • Oct 16 Tremont Hotel, 1st US modern hotel opens (Boston)
  • Oct 17 Delaware River & Chesapeake Bay Canal formally opens
  • Oct 17 1st supposed attack on abandoned German teenager Kaspar Hauser
  • Nov 20 Jews expelled from Nikolayev & Sevastopol Russia
  • Nov 30 First Welland Canal opens for a trial run, 5 years to the day from the groundbreaking
  • Dec 4 Britain outlaws "suttee" in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband's funeral pyre)
  • Dec 21 1st stone arch railroad bridge in US dedicated, Baltimore