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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1824 AD

January

January 21: Ashantees defeat British at Accra, West Africa
January 28: William Kneass becomes 3rd U.S. chief engraver (1824-40)

February

February 4: J. W. Goodrich introduces rubber galoshes to public
February 10: Simon Bolivar named dictator by the Congress of Peru
February 16: Athenaeum founded

March

March 2: Interstate commerce comes under federal control
March 7: Meyerbeers opera "Il Crociati in Egitto," premieres in Venice
March 11: U.S. War Department creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs
March 17: England and Netherlands sign a trade agreement
March 21: Fire at Cairo ammunitions dump kills 4,000 horses
March 26: 1st performance of Beethoven's "Missa Solemnis"

April

April 17: Russia abandons all North American claims south of 54 degrees 40' N

May

May 2: Goethe visits Ettersberg (Buchenwald)
May 7: Beethoven's 9th (Chorale) Symphony, premieres in Vienna
May 24: Pope Leo XII proclaims a universal jubilee
May 26: Brazil is recognized by U.S.

June

June 8: Washing machine patented by Noah Cushing of Quebec
June 17: Bureau of Indian Affairs established

July

July 24: Harrisburg Pennsylvanian newspaper publishes results of 1st public opinion poll. Clear lead for Andrew Jackson
July 30: Gioacchino Rossini becomes manager of Theatre Italian, Paris

August

August 6: Battle at Junan - Simon Bolivars army beats Spanish
August 14: General Lafayette returns to U.S.
August 15: Freed American slaves forms country of Liberia

September

September 26: Kapiolani defies Pele (Hawaiian volcano goddess) and lives

October

October 4: Mexico becomes a republic
October 21: Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement (Yorkshire England)
October 23: 1st steam locomotive is introduced

November

November 2: Popular presidential vote 1st recorded; Jackson beats J Q Adams
November 7: St. Petersburg flood
November 15: Series of fires kills 10 (Edinburgh Scotland)
November 16: New York City's Fifth Avenue opens for business
November 19: Storm causes St. Petersburg flood, killing 10,000
November 21: 1st Jewish Reform congregation forms, Charleston, SC

December

December 1: House of Representatives begins to end election deadlock between JQ Adams,
December 1: Jackson, WH Crawford and H Clay Adams eventually declared president
December 9: Battle of Ayacucho (Candorcangui), Peru defeats Spain
December 16: Great North Holland Canal opens
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