1829 in History
January 19 Johann von Goethe's "Faust, Part 1," premieres
February 2 Madman Jonathan Martin sets York Cathedral afire, does 60,000 pounds damage
March 2 New England Asylum for the Blind, 1st in U.S., incorporated, Boston
March 4 Andrew Jackson inaugurated as 7th president
March 4 Unruly crowd mobs White House during President Jackson inaugural ball
March 16 Ohio authorizes high school night classes
April 9 Danzig (Gdansk) dike break flood kills 1,200
April 13 English Emancipation Act grants freedom of religion to Catholics
April 28 Dutch parliament accepts new press laws
May 15 Joseph Smith ordained by John the Baptist according to Joseph Smith
May 24 Pope Pius VIII issues his program for pontificate
June 8 1st U.K. municipal swimming pool outside of London, opens in Liverpool
June 19 Sir Robert Peel found London Metropolitan Police (Bobbies)
July 4 Cornerstone laid for 1st U.S. mint (Chestnut and Juniper St, Philadelphia)
July 7 Royal Military Chapel forms
July 23 William Austin Burt patents "typographer" (typewriter)
August 3 Gioacchino Rossini's "William Tell," premieres in Paris
August 8 French government of De Polignac forms
August 9 "Stourbridge Lion" locomotive goes into service
August 16 Siamese twins Chang and Eng Bunker arrive in Boston to be exhibited
August 25 President Jackson makes an offer to buy Texas, but Mexican government refuses
August 31 Opera "Guillaume Tell" is produced (Paris)
September 14 Peace of Adrianopel: ends Russian-Turkish war
September 24 Russia and Ottoman Empire sign Peace Treaty of Adrianople
September 25 Failed assassination attempt on Simon Bolivar
September 28 Walker's Appeal, racial antislavery pamphlet, published in Boston
September 29 London's Metropolitan Police Force goes on duty (Scotland Yard)
October 16 Tremont Hotel, 1st U.S. modern hotel opens (Boston)
October 17 Delaware River and Chesapeake Bay Canal formally opens
October 17 German 1st assassination on abandoned teenager Kaspar Hauser
November 20 Jews expelled from Nikolayev and Sevastopol Russia
December 4 Britain abolished "suttee" in India, widow burning herself to death on her husband's funeral pyre
December 21 1st stone arch railroad bridge in U.S. dedicated, Baltimore