Posts Tagged ‘1833’


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-2012-10-6-10-09.jpg

Chronology of CULTURE by Paxton and Fairfield

1__%252524%252521%252540%252521__1__%252524%252521%252540%252521__PastedGraphic-2012-10-6-10-09.jpg What Happened When by Carruth.

PastedGraphic-2012-10-6-10-09.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 1833:

Year Month Day Event
1833 Jan 3 Britain seized control of the Malvina Islands (Falkland Islands) in the South Atlantic. In 1982 Argentina seized the islands, but Britain took them back after a 74-day war.
1833 Jan 8 Boston Academy of Music, 1st US music school, was established.
1833 Jan 19 Louis J. Ferdinand Herold (41), French composer (Zampa), died.
1833 Jan 26 Gaetano Donizetti’s tragic opera “Lucrezia Borgia,” premiered in Milan.
1833 Jan 28 Charles George “Chinese” Gordon, general (China, Khartoum), was born in London.
1833 Feb 11 Melville Weston Fuller, 8th U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice was born.
1833 Feb 13 William Whedbee Kirkland (d.1915), Brig Gen (Confederate Army), was born.
1833 Feb 17 Lt. George Back departed Liverpool, England, on the packet ship Hibernia with 4 men to search for missing Arctic explorer Captain John Ross. Ross had left England in 1829 to seek a Northwest Passage by way of the Arctic Ocean.
1833 Mar 14 Lucy Hobbs Taylor, first woman dentist, was born.
1833 Mar 16

1833 Mar 20 The United States and Siam (now Thailand) concluded a commercial treaty in Bangkok.
1833 Apr 9 The US first tax-supported public library was founded in Peterborough, N.H.
1833 Apr 22 Richard Trevithick (b.1771), British engineer, died in Kent, England. In 1804 he built the first steam locomotive.
1833 Apr 24 A patent was granted for the first soda fountain.
1833 May 2 Czar Nicholas banned the public sale of serfs.
1833 May 6 John Deere made his 1st steel plow.
1833 May 7 Composer Johannes Brahms was born in Hamburg, Germany, and died on Apr 3, 1897. His works number through Opus 122 and included: the “Hungarian Dances,” the “Haydn Variations,” the “Violin Concerto in D Major,” “Lullaby” and compositions for the pianoforte, organ, chamber music, orchestral compositions, numerous songs, small and large choral works. A biography of his life and work was written by Karl Geiringer in 1934 titled: “Brahms: His Life and Work.” In 1997 Jan Swafford published the biography: “Johannes Brahms.” In 1998 Styra Avins published “Johannes Brahms: Life and Letters.”
1833 May 15 Edmund Kean (46), English actor (Shylock), died.
1833 May 28 Johann Christian Friedrich Haeffner (74), composer, died.
1833 May 29 William Marshall (84), composer, died.
1833 Jun 16 Lucie (Ruthy) Blackburn (30), a fugitive slave, escaped from jail in Detroit and made her way to Canada. The next day a riot erupted, “The Blackburn Riots,” as her husband, Thornton Blackburn (21), was escorted for return to slavery. Thornton escaped to Canada to join his wife. The first extradition case between the US and Canada over the issue of fugitive slaves soon followed. Canada ruled it could not extradite people to a jurisdiction that imposed harsher penalties then they would have received for the same offense in Canada and the Blackburns remained in Ontario.
1833 Jun 27 Prudence Crandall, a white woman, was arrested for conducting an academy for black women in Canterbury, Conn. The academy was eventually closed.
1833 Jul 5 Joseph Nicephore Niepce (b.1765), French inventor most noted as the inventor of photography, died. He is well-known for taking some of the earliest photographs, dating to the 1820s.
1833 Jul 27 Bartolommea Capitanio (26), Italian monastery founder, saint, died.
1833 Jul 29 William Wilberforce (b.1759), English abolitionist, died. He was best known for his efforts relating to the abolition of slavery in the British Empire. A politician and philanthropist, Wilberforce was prominent from 1787 in the struggle to abolish the slave trade and slavery itself in British overseas possessions. He was an ardent and eloquent sponsor of anti-slavery legislation in the House of Commons until his retirement in 1825. Wilberforce University in Ohio, an African Methodist Episcopal Church institution (f.1856), was named for William Wilberforce. In 2008 William Hague authored “William Wilberforce: The Life of the Great Anti-Slave Trade Campaigner.”
1833 Jul In Australia the native warrior Yagan was shot dead by teenage bounty hunters. He had been a go-between for his people and European settlers in Western Australia and later an implacable foe. His head and the tribal tattoo on his back were hacked off and taken to Britain for study and display. The body parts were returned in Sep 1997. A statue was erected in his honor on an island park in Perth in 1983. It was repeatedly vandalized and its head was sawed off in 1997 shortly after the homecoming of Yagan’s real head. In 2010 his remains were laid to rest in a traditional ceremony after his skull was recovered from Britain.
1833 Aug 7 Powell Clayton, Brig. General (Union volunteers), (Gov-R-Ark), was born in Pa.
1833 Aug 8 Lt. George Back and his team reached Fort Resolution on Great Slave Lake on their expedition to find Arctic explorer Capt. John Ross.
1833 Aug 9 Maximilian, German Prince of Wied, reached Fort McKenzie, the westernmost outpost of white settlement on the Missouri River. He was a student of natural history and planned to collect native plants and animals and to study the native people. He was accompanied by Swiss artist Karl Bodmer. Maximilian’s “Travels in the Interior of North America” was published between 1839 and 1843.
1833 Aug 11 Robert G. Ingersoll (d.1899), American lawyer and statesman and advocate of scientific realism and humanistic philosophy, was born. “Heresy is what the minority believe; it is the name given by the powerful to the doctrines of the weak.” “The history of the world shows that when a mean thing was done, man did it; when a good thing was done, man did it.” “Courage without conscience is a wild beast.”
1833 Aug 12 Chicago incorporated as a village of about 350.
1833 Aug 13 The Bank of the US under Nicholas Biddle began to contract its loans.
1833 Aug 17 The first steam ship to cross the Atlantic entirely on its own power, the Canadian ship Royal William, began her journey from Nova Scotia to The Isle of Wight.
1833 Aug 20 Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd president of the United States (1889-1893) and grandson of President William Henry Harrison, was born in North Bend, Ohio.
1833 Aug 23 The British Parliament ordered the abolition of slavery in its colonies by Aug 1, 1834. This would free some 700,000 slaves, including those in the West Indies. The Imperial Emancipation Act also allowed blacks to enjoy greater equality under the law in Canada as opposed to the US.
1833 Aug 28 Edward Burne-Jones, British painter, was born.
1833 Sep 3 The first successful penny newspaper was published. Benjamin H. Day issued the first copy of “The New York Sun”. By 1826, circulation was the largest in the country at 30,000. New York’s population was over 250,000, but its 11 daily newspapers had a combined circulation of only 26,500.
1833 Sep 4 Barney Flaherty (10) answered an ad in “The New York Sun” and became the first newsboy, what we now call a paperboy.
1833 Sep 8 Charles Darwin departed to Buenos Aires.
1833 Sep 20 Petroleum V. Nasby (David Ross Locke), humorist, was born. His work was enjoyed by Abraham Lincoln.
1833 Sep 20 Charles Darwin rode a horse to Buenos Aires.
1833 Sep 27 Charles Darwin rode a horse to Santa Fe.
1833 Sep 28 Lemuel Haynes, Revolutionary War veteran, died at 88.
1833 Sep 29 King Ferdinand of Spain died and his daughter Isabella was proclaimed as queen. A civil war broke out in Spain between Carlisists, who believed Don Carlos deserved the throne, and supporters of Queen Isabella.
1833 Oct 1 Charles Darwin reached Rio Tercero, Argentina.
1833 Oct 2 The NY Anti-Slavery Society was organized.
1833 Oct 12 Charles Darwin began his return trip to Buenos Aires.
1833 Oct 19 Adam Lindsay Gordon, Australian poet, was born.
1833 Oct 20 Charles Darwin reached the river mouth of Parana.
1833 Oct 21 Alfred Bernhard Nobel (d.1896) was born in Sweden. The chemist, engineer and industrialist who invented dynamite, later established the prestigious Nobel prizes to honor the world’s greatest scientists, writers and peacemakers. In 1859, after four years in the United States, Nobel returned to Sweden and built a factory to manufacture the explosive nitro-glycerine. In 1864 the factory accidentally blew up, killing Nobel’s youngest brother and four others. Two years later, Nobel invented dynamite, a safe and manageable form of nitro-glycerine. A pacifist by nature, Nobel hoped that the destructive power of his invention would bring an end to wars.  By the time of his death on December 10, 1897, Nobel had acquired a massive fortune. In his will, he left instructions that the bulk of his estate should endow the annual Nobel prizes for those who had most contributed to the areas of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and peace. In 1968, a sixth award for economics was established.
1833 Oct Capt. John Ross (1877-1856), Arctic explorer, returned to England.
1833 Nov 12 Aleksandr Porfirievich Borodin (d.1887), physician, chemist, composer (Prince Igor), was born in Russia.  His work included the “Sunless” and the opera “Prince Igor,’ which was left incomplete.
1833 Nov 13 Edwin Thomas Booth, actor (Hamlet), was born.
1833 Nov 14 Charles Darwin departed by horse to Montevideo.
1833 Nov 20 Charles Darwin reached Punta Gorda and saw Rio Uruguay.
1833 Nov 28 Charles Darwin rode through Las Pietras while returning to Montevideo.
1833 Dec 3 Carlos Juan Finlay, Cuban epidemiologist, was born.
1833 Dec 3 Oberlin College in Ohio, the first truly coeducational school of higher learning in the United States, opened its doors.
1833 Dec 4 American Anti-Slavery Society was formed by Arthur Tappan in Phila.
1833 Dec 6 John Singleton Mosby (d.1916), lawyer and Col. (“Grey Ghost” of Confederate Army), was born. He later gave riding lessons to young George Patton.
1833 Dec 6 HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin departed Rio de la Plata.
1833 Dec 12 Matthias Hohner (d.1902), German manufacturer (harmonica), was born.
1833 Dec 13 HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin arrived in Port Deseado, Patagonia.
1833 Dec 25 Charles Darwin celebrated Christmas in Port Desire, Patagonia.
1833 Dec William Beaumont (d.1853), a US Army assistant surgeon, published his new book: “Experiments and Observations on the Gastric Juice and the Physiology of Digestion. It was based on the digestive system of Alexis St. Martin, a fur trader who was accidentally shot in the abdomen at Fort Mackinac in 1822.
1833 Slavery is abolished throughout the British Empire.
1833 Carl von Clausewitz’ On War (vom Kriege) is published two years after his death. Clausewitz saw violence as the only proper defense against the violence of others, and he saw war as a political act for political goals. 
1833 In Japan, too much rain produces crop failures and what is called the Tempo famine. (The previous famine in Japan was around fifty years before.) Prosperity comes to a temporary end. The famine is to last three years and an estimated 300,000 are to die.
1833 John Marshall Harlan (d.1911), later US Supreme Court Justice, was born.
1833 John Mohler Studebaker was born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. In 1858 joined his two older brothers in a South Bend firm producing wagons. The company went on to become the world’s largest producer of farm wagons and carriages, coining the slogan: “Always give more than you promise. From the 1920s until its closing, Studebaker was a leader in styling and engineering. Studebaker went out of business after its 1966 Avanti model.
1833 J.M.W. Turner completed his 1st oil painting “Bridge of Sighs and the Ducal Palace,” his 1st exhibited painting of Venice.
1833 James Boardman (1801-1855), English traveler and writer, authored “America and the Americans.”
1833 Alexander Pushkin, Russian poet, wrote his poem “The Bronze Horseman” (Myedny Vsadnik).
1833 In NYC Benjamin Day founded the New York Sun newspaper. He appealed to a general readership and charged a penny a copy.
1833 The NY Mechanics Institute opened to encourage the mechanical arts.
1833 American Navy pensioners moved into what was then called the Naval Asylum, a 180-room stone building on the bank of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. The name was later changed to the Naval Home. It closed in 1977.
1833 Sylvester Graham, Presbyterian minister, preached against overindulging the appetites and warned that intemperance would lead to “diseased irritability and inflammation, painful sensibility, and finally, disorganization and death.” His whole wheat Graham flour was the main ingredient in Graham crackers.
1833 George C. Yount built the first structure in Sonoma, Ca., and planted the first grape vines in Napa Valley, the coarse Mission variety.
1833 In New Orleans the Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 opened to take in the victims of yellow fever.
1833 John Anderson, a Kentucky-based slave trader, was one of 10 dealers who, during a cholera epidemic, petitioned to move the Natchez, Miss., slave market outside the city limits.
1833 The McKesson Corp. began as a drugstore in NYC.
1833 Charles Babbage abandoned his calculator project completely in favor of a programmable machine. It was to be controlled by punched cards adapted from the devices French weavers used to control thread sequences in their looms.
1833 An improved version of the typographer (typewriter) was made in France. The early versions were chiefly for the blind as they produced embossed writing.
1833 George Fibbleton invented the first shaving machine. It was an imperfect device that left numerous scars on his face.
1833 Walter Hunt of NY state invented a lock stitching sewing machine, but it was never patented.
1833 M. Tournal published his paper General Consideration on the Phenomenon of Bone Caverns. His work is one of the first accounts which produced evidence of the contemporaneity of man and extinct animals.
1833 The British government removed the British East India Company’s monopoly of trade with China and banned it from trading in India entirely.
1833 England passed stronger measures regulating child labor.
1833 The first clearing house to exchange checks was built in London, England. Prior to this checks were exchanged informally in coffee houses.
1833 John James Audubon visited Canada’s Grand Manan Island off the southeast coast of New Brunswick to see herring gulls nesting in trees.
1833 In Paris the St. Vincent de Paul Society was founded to provide aid to the poor.
1833 The slave trade in Ghana ended.
1833 Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian revolutionary, was forced to flee Italy following a failed uprising against Austrian rule in northern Italy. In 1939 he arrived in Brazil to aid the rebel cause.
1833 In Jamaica Annie Palmer, a “white witch,” was murdered in her bed. She had reportedly murdered 3 husbands and various lovers and slaves. She was later said to haunt Rose Hall.
1833 Aoki Mokubei (b.1767), Japanese poet and potter, died.
1833 Mexico took mission property from the Church and turned out the Acagchemem Indians at Mission San Juan Capistrano.
1833 The people of Iztapalapa, Mexico, began re-enacting the Passion of Christ, to give thanks for divine protection during a cholera epidemic.
1833 Sir Henry C. Rawlinson was sent to Persia as one of a group of British officers charged with reorganizing the Shah’s army.
1833-1841 Lawyer and poet Francis Scott Key was the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia serving under three presidents. Key penned the verses to “The Star-Spangled Banner” after watching the British bombardment of Fort McHenry on the night of September 13, 1814, during the War of 1812. Key’s four-stanza verse was later put to the tune of a British drinking song and became enormously popular. It officially became the American national anthem on March 3, 1931. These were the only lyrics Key ever composed.
1833-1868 The Carlist Wars comprised the dynastic struggle in Spain between Isabelline liberalism and the reactionary rural traditionalism represented by Don Carlos. With the death of Ferdinand on September 29, 1833, and the proclamation of his daughter Isabella as queen—excluding Ferdinand’s brother Don Carlos from the succession—the First Carlist War was ignited.
1833-1905 1833-1905    Baron Ferdinand von Richthofen, German geographer and geologist. He coined the expression “Silk Road” to describe the ancient trade routes between China and the West.

Read Full Post »