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Notable Historical Events - 1829

1829Failed assassination attempt on Simon Bolívar

1829Robert Peel founds the London Metropolitan Police (Bobbies)

1829Andrew Jackson inaugurated as 7th US President

1829Joseph Smith ordained by John the Baptist according to Joseph Smith

1829 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 19
Johann von Goethe's "Faust, Part 1," premieres 
Feb 2
Madman Jonathan Martin sets York Cathedral on fire, does £60,000 damage 
Mar 2
New England Asylum for the Blind, 1st in US, incorporated, Boston 
Mar 4
Andrew Jackson inaugurated as 7th US President 
Mar 4
Unruly crowd mobs White House during President Jackson inaugural ball 
Mar 16
Ohio authorizes high school night classes 
Mar 22
The three protecting powers (Britain, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece. 
Apr 9
Danzig (Gdansk) dike break flood kills 1,200 
Apr 13
English Emancipation Act grants freedom of religion to Catholics 
Apr 25
Charles Fremantle arrives in the HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom. 
Apr 28
Dutch parliament accepts new press laws 
May 2
After anchoring nearby, Captain Charles Fremantle of the HMS Challenger, declares the Swan River Colony in Australia. 
May 15
Joseph Smith ordained by John the Baptist according to Joseph Smith 
May 24
Pope Pius VIII issues his program for pontificate 
Jun 5
HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba. 
Jun 8
1st UK municipal swimming pool outside of London opens in Liverpool 
Jun 10
The first Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race takes place. 
Jun 19
Robert Peel founds the London Metropolitan Police (Bobbies) 
Jul 4
Cornerstone laid for 1st US mint (Chestnut & Juniper St, Phila) 
Jul 4
The first London bus "omnibus", operated by George Shillibeer, begins service between Marylebone Road and Bank Junction 
Jul 7
Royal Military Chapel forms 
Jul 23
William Austin Burt patents "typographer" (typewriter) 
Aug 3
Gioacchino Rossini's "William Tell" premieres in Paris 
Aug 8
French government of De Polignac forms 
Aug 9
"Stourbridge Lion" locomotive goes into service 
Aug 16
Siamese twins Chang & Eng Bunker arrive in Boston to be exhibited 
Aug 25
President Jackson makes an offer to buy Texas, but Mexican government refuses 
Aug 31
Opera "Guillaume Tell" is produced (Paris) 
Sep 14
Peace of Adrianopel: ends Russian-Turkish war 
Sep 24
Russia & Ottoman Empire sign Peace Treaty of Adrianople 
Sep 25
Failed assassination attempt on Simon Bolívar 
Sep 28
Walker's Appeal, racial antislavery pamphlet, published in Boston 
Sep 29
British Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel establishes London's Metropolitan Police - hence the nicknames "bobbies" and "peelers". 
Oct 1
South African College is founded in Cape Town, South Africa; later to separate into the University of Cape Town and the South African College Schools. 
Oct 16
Tremont Hotel, 1st US modern hotel opens (Boston) 
Oct 17
Delaware River & Chesapeake Bay Canal formally opens 
Oct 17
1st supposed attack on abandoned German teenager Kaspar Hauser 
Nov 20
Jews expelled from Nikolayev & Sevastopol Russia 
Nov 30
First Welland Canal opens for a trial run, 5 years to the day from the ground breaking. 
Dec 4
Britain abolishes "suttee" in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband's funeral pyre) 
Dec 21
1st stone arch railroad bridge in US dedicated, Baltimore 
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