Historical Events For Year 1824

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January 8, 1824

The election of Michael Faraday as a member of the Royal Society takes place, with only one vote against him.
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January 22, 1824

British forces are defeated and Governor Sir Charles MacCarthy of Britain is killed by the Ashanti in the Gold Coast.
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January 24, 1824

The first issue of The Westminster Review founded by Jeremy Bentham is published in London.
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February 10, 1824

The declaration of Simón Bolívar as dictator of Peru takes place. Read More

February 21, 1824

The beginning of the Chumash Revolt of 1824 against Spanish presence in The Californias takes place.
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March 11, 1824

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is created by the United States War Department. Read More

March 17, 1824

The signing of the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1824 takes place. Read More

May 7, 1824

Symphony No. 9 by Beethoven makes its premiere at the Theater am Kärntnertor in Vienna. Read More

May 24, 1824

Rangoon, Burma is overtaken by the British during the First Anglo-Burmese War. Read More

June 16, 1824

The establishment of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Great Britain takes place.
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September 13, 1824

The Moreton Bay Penal Settlement is founded by John Oxley at what is now Redcliffe in Queensland, Australia.
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September 16, 1824

The succession of Louis XVIII by his brother Charles X as King of France takes place. Read More

October 4, 1824

The declaration of Mexico as a federal republic takes place upon the enactment of the First Constitution of Mexico.
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October 10, 1824

The Edinburgh Municipal Fire Brigade is founded by the Edinburgh Town Council as Britain's first fire brigade.
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October 21, 1824

Portland cement is patented by Joseph Aspdin. Read More

November 5, 1824

The establishment of the first technological university for English speakers, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, takes place in Troy, New York.
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November 30, 1824

Construction for the first of four Welland Canals in Ontario, Canada begins. Read More

December 3, 1824

The United States House of Representatives throws the presidential election after none of the presidential candidates obtain a majority of the electoral votes.
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December 9, 1824

The Spanish are defeated by Peruvian forces during the Battle of Ayacucho. Read More

December 23, 1824

The death of Chief Pushmataha of the Choctaw Nation occurs in Washington. Read More

December 24, 1824

Chi Phi is founded as the first American Fraternity at Princeton University. Read More

December 28, 1824

Upon the defeat of the Wiradjuri, the Bathurst War ends. Read More