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Historical Events in August 1833

  • 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

UKBritain Abolishes the Slave Trade

Aug 28 Britain's Slavery Abolition Act gains royal assent

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'Am I Not a Man and a Brother?' emblem used by some abolitionists determined to end the slave trade in the British Empire
'Am I Not a Man and a Brother?' emblem used by some abolitionists determined to end the slave trade in the British Empire
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Fighting The Scourge of Child LabourFighting The Scourge of Child Labour

Aug 29 Britain’s 1st Factory Act becomes law "to regulate the Labour of Children and young Persons in the Mills and Factories of the United Kingdom"

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Children lining up for work outside a factory in the late nineteenth century
Children lining up for work outside a factory in the late nineteenth century
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