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Notable Historical Events - 1824

1824Simon Bolivar named dictator by the Congress of Peru

1824Popular presidential vote 1st recorded; Andrew Jackson beats J Q Adams

1824Harrisburg Pennsylvanian newspaper publishes results of 1st public opinion poll. Clear lead for Andrew Jackson

1824US House of Representatives begins to decide outcome of election deadlock between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson (Adams wins)

1824 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 21
Ashantis defeat British at Accra, West Africa 
Jan 22
Ashantis defeat British forces in the Gold Coast. 
Jan 28
William Kneass becomes 3rd US chief engraver (1824-40) 
Feb 4
J W Goodrich introduces rubber galoshes to public 
Feb 10
Simon Bolivar named dictator by the Congress of Peru 
Feb 16
Athenaeum club founded in London 
Mar 2
Interstate commerce comes under federal control 
Mar 4
The "National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck" was founded in the United Kingdom, later to be renamed The Royal National Lifeboat Institution in 1858. 
Mar 5
First Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma. 
Mar 7
Meyerbeers opera "Il Crociati in Egitto" premieres in Venice 
Mar 11
US War Dept creates the Bureau of Indian Affair 
Mar 17
Britain & Netherlands sign a trade agreement 
Mar 21
Fire at Cairo ammunitions dump kills 4,000 horses 
Mar 26
1st performance of Beethoven's "Missa Solemnis" 
Apr 17
Russia abandons all North American claims south of 54° 40'N 
May 2
Goethe visits Ettersberg (Buchenwald) 
May 7
Beethoven's 9th (Chorale) Symphony, premieres in Vienna 
May 10
The National Gallery in London opens to the public in its temporary home in a townhouse on Pall Mall 
May 24
Pope Leo XII proclaims a universal jubilee 
May 26
Brazil is recognized by US 
Jun 8
Washing machine patented by Noah Cushing of Quebec 
Jun 17
Bureau of Indian Affairs established 
Jun 21
Greek War of Independence: Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea. 
Jul 24
Harrisburg Pennsylvanian newspaper publishes results of 1st public opinion poll. Clear lead for Andrew Jackson 
Jul 25
Costa Rica annexes Guanacaste from Nicaragua. 
Jul 30
Gioacchino Rossini becomes manager of Theatre Italian, Paris 
Aug 4
Battle of Kos is fought between Turks and Greeks. 
Aug 6
Battle at Junan - Simon Bolívar's army defeats the Spanish 
Aug 14
General Lafayette returns to US 
Aug 15
Freed American slaves establish Liberia on the West African coast through the American Colonization Society (ACS) 
Sep 26
Kapiolani defies Pele (Hawaiian volcano goddess) & lives 
Oct 4
Mexico becomes a republic 
Oct 9
Slavery is abolished in Costa Rica. 
Oct 21
Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement (Yorkshire, England) 
Oct 23
1st steam locomotive is introduced 
Nov 2
Popular presidential vote 1st recorded; Andrew Jackson beats J Q Adams 
Nov 7
St Petersburg flood 
Nov 15
Series of fires kills 10 in Edinburgh, Scotland 
Nov 16
NY City's Fifth Avenue opens for business 
Nov 19
Storm causes St Petersburg flood, killing 10,000 
Nov 21
First Jewish Reform congregation forms, Charleston, SC 
Nov 30
First ground is broken at Allenburg for the building of the original Welland Canal. 
Dec 1
US House of Representatives begins to decide outcome of election deadlock between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson (Adams wins) 
Dec 9
Battle of Ayacucho (Candorcangui), Peru defeats Spain 
Dec 16
Great North Holland Canal opens 
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