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Each time I start a year, I have already compiled a list, months ago with about 6000 entered of what happened from 1788 to 1837. My first step now (It took several trials to get this down to a science) is to cut out the specific year I will work on and paste it into its own spreadsheet to work with. When I worked on the entire spreadsheet, sometimes inserting a line, with all the graphics I had begun to place, took a long time. Working on each year alone, is a lot faster.

With the year separated out, I now turn to my book sources,

The Timetables of History by Grun and Stein1__%252524%252521%252540%252521__PastedGraphic-2012-09-29-09-05.jpg

Chronology of CULTURE by Paxton and Fairfield

1__%252524%252521%252540%252521__1__%252524%252521%252540%252521__PastedGraphic-2012-09-29-09-05.jpg What Happened When by Carruth.

PastedGraphic-2012-09-29-09-05.jpg, History of the World. A beautiful Dorealing Kindersley book.

I now diligently look through each of these to find entries that I did not come across on the internet, and other printed lists. It is possible that there are places that have more listings for each year. I have not found them. And when you go to the Timelines at the Regency Assembly Press page, there you will see all the graphical references as well. Something that I did not find anywhere else.

Here is the start of 1829:

Year Month Day Event
1829 Jan 19 Johann von Goethe’s “Faust, Part 1,” premiered.
1829 Jan 28 In Scotland William Burke was hanged for murder following a scandal in which he was found to have provided extra-fresh corpses for anatomy schools in Edinburgh. His partner William Hare had turned king’s witness. The scandal led to the 1832 Anatomy Act.
1829 Feb 11 Alexander Griboyedov (b.1795), Russian diplomat, playwright and composer, was beheaded by a mob attack on the Russian embassy in Tehran. Griboyedov was protecting an Armenian eunuch, who had escaped from the harem of the Persian shah along with 2 Armenian girls. The Russians let the incident pass after an Iranian apology. They were already at war with the Turks and in regional competition with the British.
1829 Feb 16 Francois-Joseph Gossec (95), Belgian-French composer (Messe de Morts), died.
1829 Feb 26 Levi Strauss, creator of blue jeans, was born.
1829 Mar 2 Carl Schurz, was born. He was a Civil War general, political reformer and anti-imperialist.
1829 Mar 2 New England Asylum for the Blind, 1st in US, was incorporated in Boston.
1829 Mar 4 An unruly crowd mobbed the White House during the inaugural reception for President Jackson, the 7th US President. The event was later depicted by artist Louis S. Glanzman in his painting “Andrew Jackson’s Inauguration” (1970).
1829 Apr 6 Niels Henrik Abel (b.1802), Norwegian mathematician, died of tuberculosis. After him comes the term Abelian group, an algebraic commutative group. In 2004 Peter Pesic authored “Abel’s Proof: An Essay on the Sources and Meaning of Mathematical Unsolvability.”
1829 Apr 10 William Booth, founder (Salvation Army), was born.
1829 Apr 13 English Emancipation Act granted freedom of religion to Catholics.
1829 May 8 Louis Moreau Gottschalk (d.1869), American pianist, was born in New Orleans.
1829 May 10 Thomas Young, physicist, decipherer of Egyptian hieroglyphics, died.
1829 May 15 Joseph Smith was “ordained” by John the Baptist- according to Joseph Smith.  Mormon church was founded in NY.
1829 May 18 Bernardo Bittoni, composer, died.
1829 May 29 Humphrey Davy (84), scientist, inventor (Miner’s safety lamp), died at age 50. In 1963 Anne Treneer authored “The Mercurial Chemist: A Life of Sir Humphrey Davy.”
1829 May In Poland Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840), Italian violinist, performed in concert in Warsaw. Frederic Chopin (19) was so impressed that he proceeded to compose a series of piano studies a la Paganini. Chopin’s 27 Etudes later became a cornerstone of every gifted pianist’s repertoire.
1829 Jun 8 John Everett Millais, painter (Order of Release), was born in England.
1829 Jun 12 Johanna Spyri (d.1901), Swiss author (Heidi), was born. [see June 12, 1827]
1829 Jun 27 James Smithson (b.1765), Englishmen scientist, died. His 1926 will he stated that should his nephew die without heirs, the estate should go to the US of America to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institute, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men. In 2003 Nina Burleigh authored “The Stranger and the Statesman: James Smithson, John Quincy Adams and the Making of America’s Greatest Museum, The Smithsonian.” [see 1836]
1829 Jul 4 Cornerstone laid for 1st US mint (Chestnut & Juniper St, Phila).
1829 Jul 4 In Boston, Mass., abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879) gave a passionate antislavery sermon at the Park Street Church and was attacked by a white supremacist mob who dragged him from the pulpit and beat him nearly to death. Garrison published the anti-slavery newspaper, the Liberator, from 1831-1865.
1829 Jul 23 William Austin Burt of Mount Vernon, Mich., received a patent for his “typographer,” a forerunner of the typewriter.
1829 Aug 9 The locomotive “Stourbridge Lion” went into service.
1829 Aug 16 The original Siamese twins, Chang and Eng Bunker, arrived in Boston aboard the ship Sachem to be exhibited to the Western world.
1829 Aug 25 Pres. Jackson made an offer to buy Texas, but the Mexican government refused.
1829 Aug 31 Giachinno Rossini’s final opera “William Tell” was produced in Paris.
1829 Sep 8 George Crook (d.1890), Major General (Union volunteers), was born.
1829 Sep 12 Charles Dudley Warner, essayist and novelist who, with Mark Twain, wrote “The Guilded Age,” was born.
1829 Sep 25 There was a failed assassination attempt on Simon Bolivar.
1829 Sep 28 Walker’s Appeal, a racial antislavery pamphlet, was published in Boston.
1829 Sep 29 London’s reorganized police force, “bobbies”, which became known as Scotland Yard, went on duty. In 1828 Sir Robert Peel set up a committee whose findings paved the way for his police Bill, which led to the setting up of an organized police service in London.
1829 Sep Ralph Waldo Emerson married Ellen Louisa Tucker. She had active tuberculosis and died two years later. His two brothers, Edward Bliss and Charles Chauncy died of TB in 1834 and 1835. [see 1883-1885]
1829 Oct 5 the 21st president of the United States, Chester Alan Arthur, was born in Fairfield, Vt. Some sources list 1830.
1829 Oct 16 Tremont Hotel, 1st US modern hotel, opened in Boston.
1829 Oct 17 Delaware River and Chesapeake Bay Canal formally opened. The Chesapeake-Delaware Canal was 14 miles long.
1829 Oct 17 Sam Patch (~23), stunt diver, successfully dove 120 feet from a platform on Goat Island at Niagara Falls.
1829 Oct 23 The Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia received its 1st prisoner, burglar Charles Williams (18). It was based on the Quaker idea of reform through solitude and reflection. It opened to tourists in 1971 after being closed to prisoners. The prison was designed by John Haviland.
1829 Oct 29 Maria A. [Nannerl] Mozart, Austrian pianist (Wolfgang’s sister), died.
1829 Nov 8 Lord William Bentinck, Governor-General of the East India Company, called for the abolition of sati (suttee), the practice of a widow burning herself to death on her husband’s funeral pyre. [see Dec 4]
1829 Nov 13 Sam Patch (~23), stunt diver, dove 125 feet from a platform at the Genessee Falls in Rochester. His body was found the following March in the Genessee River ice. In 2003 Paul E. Johnson authored “Sam Patch, the Famous Jumper.”
1829 Nov 16 Anton G. Rubinstein, Russian pianist, conductor and composer, was born.
1829 Nov 20 Jews were expelled from Nikolayev and Sevastopol, Russia.
1829 Nov 28 Anton Rubinstein (d.1894), pianist and composer (Omitri Doskoy), was born in Vykhvatinetz, Podolia. He was the teacher of Tchaikovsky and considered the only rival of Liszt. His work included 6 symphonies, dozens of concertos and chamber works, and 20 operas, of which only “The Demon” has shown staying power. It was based on Lermontov’s Byronic poem.
1829 Dec 4 British colonial rulers abolished “suttee” (Sati) in India. This was the practice of a widow burning herself to death on her husband’s funeral pyre.
1829 Dec 8 The first presidential address of Andrew Jackson.
1829 Dec 14 In France Joseph Niepce signed a 10-year partnership agreement with Louis Daguerre to perfect a new photographic imaging process discovered by Niepce.
1829 Dec 18 Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck (~85), French nature investigator, died.
1829 Dec 21 The 1st stone arch railroad bridge in US was dedicated in Baltimore.
1829 Dec 22 The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad opened the first passenger railway line.
1829 Dec 27 Hinton Helper, southern abolitionist, was born. He wrote “The Impending Crisis,”  the most stinging indictment of slavery.
1829 British authorities abolish the practice of suttee in India, whereby Hindu women were burned on their husband’s funeral pyres.
1829 English actress Fanny Kemble, at 19, makes her debut at London’s Royal Theatre in Covent Garden, playing Juliet in the company headed by her father, Charles Kemble, and her mother, Maria Theresa De Camp Kemble. She is an immediate success and revives the failing popularity of the Royal Theatre.
1829 Russia and Turkey come to terms under the Russo-Turkish Treaty of Adrianople.
1829 Sir Robert Peel forms the police force.
1829 The Catholic Emancipation Act gives Catholics civil rights.
1829 The Catholic Emancipation Act is enacted in Britain, which means that Roman Catholics can now hold public office.
1829 The country of Greater Columbia is now divided into the countries of Columbia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and New Granada.
1829 The settlement of Perth is founded.
1829 The whole of Australia is claimed as British territory.
1829 In London, parliament extends tolerance, passing the Catholic Emancipation Bill, making it possible for Catholics to hold public office.
1829 The Treaty of Adrianople ends war between Russia and the Ottoman Empire. The Ottoman Empire grants Greece independence.  Russian authority in Georgia is recognized. The Russians are allowed access through the narrow straits from the Black Sea to the Aegean Sea. Autonomy is extended to Serbia and to the Romanians of Moldavia and Walachia, under Russian protection.  
1829 Scotch tape is invented.
1829 Mexico abolishes slavery in its territories, hoping to discourage migration into Texas from the United States.
1829 David Walker, an outspoken black abolitionist, stated the Mr. Jefferson’s remarks (on white superiority) “have sunk deep into the hearts of millions of whites and will never be removed this side of eternity.” [see 1743]
1829 Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) published his first literary work: “A Walking Tour from Holmen’s Canal to the Eastern Point of Amager.”
1829 William Cobbett, British writer, authored “The Emigrant’s Guide,” offering advice on settling in the New World.
1829 Mendelssohn’s revived Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.
1829 Frederic Chopin at 19 published his Waltz #10, Op.69/2 and Waltz #13 Op.70/3. These were his first and second published waltzes.
1829 Utopian reformers opened the Hall of Science in a disused downtown Manhattan church, across the street from Tract House, the headquarters of a new Christian evangelical movement.
1829 The American Bible Society published scripture in the Seneca Indian language.
1829 Sister Mary Elizabeth Lange of Haiti co-founded the first black religious order of nuns (the Oblate Sisters of Providence) in the US.
1829 US Senator Daniel Webster appointed the first Senate page. The first US House page was appointed in 1842.
1829 Plymouth Brethren missionaries from the US made their 1st trip to Baghdad.
1829 Abner Cutler started a cabinet making business in Buffalo, New York. The company manufactured roll-top desks for decades.
1829 The Yeungling Brewery began producing beer in Pottsville, Pa.
1829 William Austin Burt patented his typographer, the first practical typewriter writing machine.
1829 In Western Australia the Nyoongar people were largely dispossessed by white settlement. In 2006 they proved native title to over more than 6,000 square kilometers (2,300 square miles) covering Perth and its surrounds by continuing to observe traditional customs.
1829 Daniel O’Connell, an Irish Catholic, took a seat in the House of Commons and began to work for the repeal of the union between Britain and Ireland. Nationalistic sentiments became identified mainly with the Catholics.
1829 In England the ban on Catholic voting was lifted.
1829 Oxford and Cambridge held their first boat race on the River Thames at Henley in Oxfordshire. The second race occurred in 1836, with the venue moved to be from Westminster to Putney.
1829 The Obelisk of Luxor, a gift from Egypt, was transported to the Place de la Concorde in Paris. [see 1836]
1829 Friedrich Buschmann, German musician, invented the accordion and laid out the buttons in a circle of fifths pattern.
1829 A hurricane destroyed the town of Loreto in Baha California except for the Mission Nuestra Senora de Loreto. The center of government was moved down the coast to La Paz.
1829-1833 Walter Bowne served as mayor of NYC.
1829-1833 Honore Daumier, French artist, created his bust of Comte de Lameth. Daumier honed his caricaturing skills with a series of terra-cotta busts that lampooned the right-wing leaders of the Court party. Lameth had fought for the colonists in the American Revolution and had voted to abolish the aristocracy during the French revolution.
1829-1837 Andrew Jackson was President of the US. In 2001 Robert V. Remini authored “Andrew Jackson and His Indian Wars.”
1829-1877 This period in US history was covered by Walter A. McDougall in his 2008 book “Throes of Democracy: The American Civil War Era 1829-1877.”
1829-1900 Charles Dudley Warner, American author and editor: “Public opinion is stronger than the legislature, and nearly as strong as the Ten Commandments.”
1829-1904 John Rogers, sculptor. He depicted Americans the way they wanted to be seen and became known as the “People’s Sculptor.”
1829-1906 Carl Schurz, American politician: “Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny.”
1829-1908 Thomas Hill, American landscape painter.
1829-1912 General William Booth was the founder and leader of the Salvation Army, a Christian and social welfare organization taking spiritual and material help to the needy, first in London and then around the world. Booth, ordained a Methodist minister in 1858 but later becoming an independent evangelist, changed the name of his Christian Mission to the Salvation Army in 1878, adopting a military structure. Booth‘s seven children toiled in the Army, organizing units (including the Volunteers of America) throughout the world.

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