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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1833 AD


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 NJ; 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
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