Historical Events in 1833

  • 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
  • Jan 10 Felix Mendelssohn's cantata "Die erste Walpurgisnacht" premieres in Berlin
  • Jan 15 HMS Beagle anchors at Goeree Tierra del Fuego

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 19 Charles Darwin reaches Straits Ponsonby, Fireland

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
  • Jan 23 Joseph Pease, a Quaker, admitted to Parliament on his affirmation
  • Jan 26 Gaetano Dinozetti's opera "Lucrezia Borgia" premieres in Milan
  • Mar 17 Phoenix Society forms (NY)
  • Mar 20 US & Siam sign commercial treaty
  • Apr 9 1st US tax-supported public library in Peterborough, North Hampshire
  • Apr 24 Jacob Evert & George Dulty patent 1st soda fountain
  • May 2 Russian Tsar Nicolas I bans public sale of serfs
  • May 11 "Lady-of-the-Lake" strikes iceberg & sinks in North Atlantic; kills 215
  • Jun 3 4th national black convention meets (Philadelphia)

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jun 5 Ada Lovelace (future 1st computer programmer) meets Charles Babbage

Mathematician and Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace
Mathematician and Computer Programmer
Ada Lovelace
Inventor Charles Babbage
Charles Babbage
  • Jun 27 Prudence Crandall, a white woman, arrested for conducting an academy for black females at Canterbury, Connecticut
  • Jun 28 Three missionaries of the Paris Evangelical Missionary Society obtain permission from Chief Moshoeshoe (Moshesh) to found a mission station in Basutoland (now Lesotho)
  • Jul 8 Russia & Turkey sign defense treaty
  • Jul 23 Cornerstones are laid for the construction of the Kirtland Temple in Kirtland, Ohio.
  • Jul 24 HMS Beagle departs Maldonado Uruguay
  • Aug 3 HMS Beagle reaches river mouth of Rio Negro
  • Aug 10 Chicago incorporates as a village of about 200
  • Aug 12 The town of Chicago is incorporated (population 350)
  • Aug 24 HMS Beagle reaches Bahia Blanca, Argentina
  • Aug 29 Britain's Slavery Abolition Act becomes law
  • Sep 3 New York Sun begins publishing (1st daily newspaper)
  • Sep 4 1st newsboy hired (Barney Flaherty, 10 years old-NY Sun)
  • Sep 8 Charles Darwin departs to Buenos Aires
  • Sep 19 Charles Darwin visits Guardia del Monte, Argentina
  • Sep 20 Charles Darwin rides horse to Buenos Aires
  • Sep 27 Charles Darwin rides a horse to Santa Fe
  • Oct 1 Charles Darwin reaches Rio Tercero, Argentina
  • Oct 2 Charles Darwin rides through Corunda to Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Oct 2 NY Anti-Slavery Society organized
  • Oct 5 Charles Darwin moves with Parana to Santa Fe Bajada, Argentina
  • Oct 12 Charles Darwin begins return trip to Buenos Aires
  • Oct 20 Charles Darwin reaches river mouth of Parana
  • Oct 29 1st US college fraternity to have a fraternity house founded
  • Nov 8 Train derails at Hightstown New Jersey; 2 die
  • Nov 12 The great Leonid Meteor shower was recorded
  • Nov 14 Charles Darwin departs by horse to Montevideo
  • Nov 18 Netherlands & Belgium sign Treaty of Zonhoven
  • Nov 20 Charles Darwin reaches Punta Gorda, sees Rio Uruguay
  • Nov 28 Charles Darwin rides through Las Pietras, returning to Montevideo
  • Dec 3 Oberlin College in Ohio, the first truly coeducational college, opens
  • Dec 4 American Anti-Slavery Society formed by Arthur Tappan in Philadelphia
  • Dec 6 HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin depart Rio de la Plata
  • Dec 13 HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin arrive in Port Deseado, Patagonia
  • Dec 25 Charles Darwin celebrates Christmas in Port Desire, Patagonia