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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1829 AD

January

January 19: Johann von Goethe's "Faust, Part 1," premieres

February

February 2: Madman Jonathan Martin sets York Cathedral afire, does 60,000 pounds damage

March

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

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

May 15: Joseph Smith ordained by John the Baptist according to Joseph Smith
May 24: Pope Pius VIII issues his program for pontificate

June

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

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

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

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

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

November 20: Jews expelled from Nikolayev and Sevastopol Russia

December

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
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