On This Day

Historical Events in December 1835

  • Dec 3 First US mutual fire insurance company issues first policy (Rhode Island)
  • Dec 5 - 10th: Assault on Mexican-held San Antonio by Texan rebels
  • Dec 7 Bavarian Ludwig railway opens - first German steam railway
  • Dec 16 Fire consumes over 600 buildings in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 19 HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin aboard arrives in New Zealand

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • Dec 21 HMS Beagle sails into Bay of Islands, New Zealand

USATrail of Tears

Dec 29 Treaty of New Echota is signed between the US government and representatives of a minority Cherokee political faction to cede all lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States
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The Trail of Tears, painting by Robert Lindneux, 1942
The Trail of Tears, painting by Robert Lindneux, 1942
  • Dec 30 Georgia gold rush forces the Cherokees to move across the Mississippi River