On This Day

Historical Events in January 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

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