1833 in History
January 1 British government demands Falkland islands
January 1 Curaeao census: 2,602 whites, 6,531 free people and 5,894 slaves
January 3 Britain seizes control of Falkland Islands in South Atlantic
January 8 Boston Academy of Music, 1st U.S. music school, established
January 10 Felix Mendelssohn's "Die erste Walpurgisnacht," premieres in Berlin
January 15 HMS Beagle anchors at Goeree Tierra del Fuego
January 19 Charles Darwin reaches Straits Ponsonby, Fireland
January 23 Joseph Pease, a Quaker, admitted to Parliament on his affirmation
January 26 Gaetano Dinozetti's opera "Lucrezia Borgia," premieres in Milan
March 16 Susan Hayhurst becomes 1st U.S. woman grad of a pharmacy college
March 17 Phoenix Society forms (New York)
March 20 U.S. and Siam sign commercial treaty
April 9 1st tax-supported public library in Peterborough, New Hampshire
April 24 Jacob Evert and George Dulty patent soda fountain
April 24 Patent granted for 1st soda fountain
May 2 Czar Nicolas bans public sale of serfs
May 6 John Deere makes 1st steel plow
May 11 "Lady-of-the-Lake" strikes iceberg and sinks in N Atlantic; kills 215
June 3 4th national black convention meets in Philadelphia
June 5 Ada Lovelace (future 1st computer programmer) meets Charles Babbage
June 27 Prudence Crandall, a white woman, arrested for conducting an academy for black females at Canterbury Conn
July 8 Russia and Turkey sign defense treaty
July 24 HMS Beagle departs Maldonado Uruguay
August 3 HMS Beagle reaches river mouth of Rio Negro
August 10 Chicago incorporates as a village of about 200
August 23 Britain abolishes slavery in colonies; 700,000 slaves freed
August 24 HMS Beagle reaches Bahia Blanca, Argentina
September 3 NY Sun begins publishing (1st daily newspaper)
September 4 1st newsboy hired (Barney Flaherty, 10 years old-NY Sun)
September 8 Charles Darwin departs to Buenos Aires
September 19 Charles Darwin visits Guardia del Monte, Argentina
September 20 Charles Darwin rides horse to Buenos Aires
September 27 Charles Darwin rides horse to Santa Fe
October 1 Charles Darwin reaches Rio Tercero, Argentina
October 2 Charles Darwin rides through Corunda to Santa Fe, Argentina
October 2 New York Anti-Slavery Society organized
October 3 Composer Hector Berlioz marries actress Harriet Smithson
October 5 Charles Darwin moves with Parana to Santa Fe Bajada Argentina
October 12 Charles Darwin begins return trip to Buenos Aires
October 20 Charles Darwin reaches river mouth of Parana
October 29 1st U.S. college fraternity to have a fraternity house founded
November 8 Train derails at Hightstown, New Jersey; 2 die
November 14 Charles Darwin departs by horse to Montevideo
November 18 Netherlands and Belgium sign Treaty of Zonhoven
November 20 Charles Darwin reaches Punta Gorda, sees Rio Uruguay
November 28 Charles Darwin rides through Las Pietras, returning to Montevideo
December 3 Oberlin College in Oh, 1st truly coeducational college opens
December 4 American Anti-Slavery Society formed by Arthur Tappan in Philadelphia
December 6 HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin departs Rio de la Plata
December 13 HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin arrives in Port Deseado, Patagonia
December 25 Charles Darwin celebrates Christmas in Port Desire, Patagonia