Events in year of 1824

  • 01-21Ashantees defeat British at Accra, West Africa
  • 01-28William Kneass becomes 3rd US chief engraver (1824-40)
  • 02-04J W Goodrich introduces rubber galoshes to public
  • 02-10Simon Bolivar named Dictator by the Congress of Peru
  • 02-16Athenaeum founded
  • 03-02Interstate commerce comes under federal control
  • 03-07Meyerbeers opera "Il Crociati in Egitto, " premieres in Venice
  • 03-11US War Department creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • 03-17England and Netherlands sign a trade agreement
  • 03-21Fire at Cairo ammunitions dump kills 4,000 horses
  • 05-02Goethe visits Ettersberg (Buchenwald)
  • 05-24Pope Leo XII proclaims a universal jubilee
  • 05-26Brazil is recognized by US
  • 06-08Washing machine patented by Noah Cushing of Quebec
  • 07-24Harrisburg Pennsylvanian newspaper publishes results of 1st public opinion poll. Clear lead for Andrew Jackson
  • 08-14General Lafayette returns to US
  • 08-15Freed American slaves forms country of Liberia
  • 09-26Kapiolani defies Pele (Hawaiian volcano goddess) and lives
  • 10-04Mexico becomes a Republic
  • 10-21Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement (Yorkshire England)
  • 10-231st steam locomotive is introduced
  • 11-02Popular presidential vote 1st recorded; Jackson beats J Q Adams
  • 11-07St. Petersburg flood
  • 11-15Series of fires kills 10 (Edinburgh Scotland)
  • 11-19Storm causes St. Petersburg flood, killing 10,000
  • 11-211st Jewish Reform congregation forms, Charleston, South Carolina
  • 12-01House of Reps begins to end election deadlock between JQ Adams
  • 12-01Jackson, WH Crawford and H Clay Adams eventually declared President
  • 12-09Battle of Ayacucho (Candorcangui), Peru defeats Spain
  • 12-16Great North Holland Canal opens

People born in year of 1824

  • 01-07James Morrison Hawes: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1889
  • 01-08Per August Olander: Composer
  • 01-08William Wilkie Collins: English Novelist (Woman in White)
  • 01-13Ignacy Marceli Komorowski: Composer
  • 01-21Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson: Lieutenant General 2nd Corps (ANV, Confed)
  • 01-22Josef Leopold Zvonar: Composer
  • 01-29Karl von Perfall: Composer
  • 02-03George Thomas "Tige" Anderson: Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 02-03Nathan George "Shanks" Evans: Brigadier General (Confederacy), died in 1868
  • 02-07William Higgins: Discoverer (nature of spiral nebulae)
  • 02-08Barnard Elliot Bee: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1861
  • 02-10Samuel Plimsoll: Bristol, England -- Inventor (Plimsoll line for ships)
  • 02-12Arya Samaj Maha Rishi Dayanand Sarsvati: Indian hindu leader
  • 02-14Winfield Scott Hancock: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
  • 02-17William Farrar "Baldy" Smith: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1903
  • 02-19Constantine D Uschinsky: Russian educator
  • 02-23Lewis Cass Hunt: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
  • 02-24John Crawford Vaughn: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1875
  • 02-26Carlos Calvo: Arg diplomat / people rights Scholar (Calvo Clause)
  • 02-28Charles Blondin: France -- Acrobat / aerialist
  • 02-28John Creed Moore: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1910
  • 03-02Bedrich Friedrich Smetana: Bohemian composer (Bartered Bride, Moldau)
  • 03-02Henry Beebee Carrington: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1912
  • 03-05Elisha Harris: United States -- Physician / founder of the American Public Health Association
  • 03-05James Merritt Ives: Lithographer (Currier & Ives)
  • 03-09Leland Stanford: (Gov / Sen) / founder of Stanford University
  • 03-10Thomas James Churchill: Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1905
  • 03-12Gustav R Kirchoff: Prussia -- Physicist (spectral analysis)
  • 03-15Branko Radicevic: Serbian poet (1st Serbian Uprising)
  • 03-22William Henry Chase Whiting: Major General (Confederate Army)

People died in year of 1824

  • 01-10Victor Emanuel I: King of Sardinia (1802-21), dies at 64
  • 01-26Edward Jenner: Discoverer (vaccination)
  • 01-29Louise MC Countess of Albany: Henegouws salon owner, dies at 71
  • 02-01Maria Theresia von Paradis: Composer, dies at 64
  • 02-08Rhijnvis Feith: Dutch mayor / writer (Zwolle, Julia), dies at 71
  • 02-09Anna K Emmerick / Emmerich: German poet, dies at 49
  • 02-22John Davy: Composer, dies at 60
  • 03-03Giovanni Battista Viotti: Italian violist / composer, dies at 70
  • 03-09Jacobus J Cramer: Priest of Holland / Zealand / Friesland, dies at 79
  • 03-12Heinrich Carl Ebell: Composer, dies at 48
  • 03-22Johann Melchior Dreyer: Composer, dies at 76
  • 04-15Theodorus F van Capellen: Vice-admiral (Algiers), dies at 61
  • 04-18Edward Jones: Composer, dies at 72
  • 04-19George Gorden Noel "Lord" Byron: Poet, dies at 36
  • 04-24Herman Muntinghe: Theologist (History of Mankind), dies at 71
  • 05-15Alexander Campbell: Composer, dies at 60
  • 06-18Ferdinand III JJ-B: Archduke of Austria / ruler of Toscane, dies at 55
  • 07-20Joan M Kemper: Lawyer (layed-out Civil Code)
  • 08-21John Taylor: Philosopher (Jeffersonian Democracy), dies at 70
  • 08-21Santiago Ferrer: Composer, dies at 62
  • 09-16Louis XVIII SX: Earl of Province / King of France (1814-24)
  • 09-17Giacomo Tritto: Composer, dies at 91
  • 11-30Johann Georg Christoph Schetky: Composer, dies at 87
  • 12-25Barbara Krudener: Mystic visionary who renounced nobility, dies at 60

Events in year of 1825

  • 01-03Scottish factory owner Robert Owen buys 30,000 acres in Indiana as site for New Harmony utopian community
  • 01-19Ezra Daggett and nephew Thomas Kensett patent food storage in tin cans
  • 01-251st US engineering college opens, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy, New York
  • 02-03Dutch North Sea coast floods
  • 02-05Hannah Lord Montague of New York creates 1st detachable shirt collar
  • 02-09House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams 6th US President
  • 02-12Creek Indian treaty signed. Tribal chiefs agree to turn over all their land in Georgia to the government and migrate west by September 1, 1826
  • 02-22Russia and Britain establish Alaska-Canada boundary
  • 03-021st grand opera in US sung in English, New York City
  • 03-04John Quincy Adams inaugrated as 6th President
  • 04-101st hotel in Hawaii opens
  • 04-1933 patriotic exiles return to Uruguay
  • 05-20Charles X becomes King of France
  • 05-21Prince Willem FK marries Louise AWA of Prussia
  • 05-25American Unitarian Association founded
  • 06-04Unseasonable hurricane hits New York City
  • 06-13Walter Hunt patents safety pin
  • 06-20Coronation of French King Charles X the Bourbon
  • 07-21Java Princess Dipo Negoro / Mangkubumi declare war on all non-islamics
  • 08-06Bolivia gains independence from Peru (National Day)
  • 08-14Dutch King Willem I throws foreign students out
  • 08-25Uruguay declares independence from Brazil (National Day)
  • 09-27Railroad transportation is born with 1st track (Stockton-Darlington)
  • 10-171st French Liszts operette Don Sanche premieres in Paris
  • 10-25Erie Canal opens, linking Great Lakes and Atlantic Ocean
  • 10-26Erie Canal between Hudson River and Lake Erie opened
  • 11-261st college fraternity founded (Kappa Alpha (Union College, NY))
  • 11-291st Italian opera in US, "Barber of Seville" premieres (NYC)
  • 12-06President John Adams suggests establishment of a US observatory
  • 12-14Decembrist uprising in Russia against Tsar Nicholas I begins

People born in year of 1825

  • 01-10Alexander Travis Hawthorn: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1899
  • 01-12Joseph Robert Davis: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1896
  • 01-28George Edward Pickett: Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1875
  • 02-07Crystobal Oudrid y Segura: Composer
  • 02-26Hans Balatka: Composer
  • 02-28Quincy Adams Gillmore: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1888
  • 03-05John Dunovant: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
  • 03-05Joseph Albert: German photographer (albertotype)
  • 03-08George William Martin: Composer
  • 03-17Rodolphe Bresdin: French cartoonist / lithographer (Le Bon Samaritain)
  • 03-20William Nelson Rector Beall: Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 03-23Edward Lloyd Thomas: Brigadier General (Confederate Army) died in 1898
  • 03-30Samuel Bell Maxey: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1895
  • 04-03Adolf Rzepko: Composer
  • 04-05David Rumph "Neighbor" Jones: Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 04-11Ferdinand Lassalle: French politician / founder (Allgemeiner)
  • 04-25Charles Ferdinand Dowd: United States -- Standardized time zones
  • 04-28James Winning McMillan: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 05-01George Inness: US landscape painter (Delaware Water Gap)
  • 05-04Thomas Henry Huxley: Scientist / humanist / Darwinist
  • 05-06Joseph Bailey: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1867
  • 05-10Rudolf Viole: Composer
  • 05-20Antoinette Brown Blackwell: Clergy (1st ordained US female minister)
  • 05-21George Lafayette Beal: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 05-26Felipe Gutierrez y Espinoza: Composer
  • 05-29David Bell Birney: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1864
  • 06-01John Hunt Morgan: Brigadier General (Confederate cavalry commander)
  • 06-05Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry: Georgia, United States -- Educator (Rep-Ala, 1857-61)
  • 06-07Richard D Blackmore: England, United Kingdom -- Author (Norie, Lorna Doone)
  • 06-12John Cook: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1910

People died in year of 1825

  • 02-05Pierre Gaveaux: Composer, dies at 64
  • 02-10Paul van Hemert: Dutch Theologist / philosopher (Kant), dies at 68
  • 02-16George Gerson: Composer, dies at 34
  • 02-24Thomas Bowdler: Self-appointed Shakespearean censor
  • 03-24Giovanni Domenico Perotti: Composer, dies at 64
  • 03-25Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck: Dutch patriot / earl, dies at 63
  • 04-13Josef Gelinek: Composer, dies at 66
  • 04-16John Henry Fuseli: Painter / art writer (Tracks in the Snow), dies at 84
  • 05-07Antonio Salieri: Italian composer, dies at 74 in Vienna, Austria
  • 05-12Elias Mann: Composer, dies at 75
  • 05-12Stanislao Mattei: Composer, dies at 75
  • 05-22Domenico Corri: Composer, dies at 80
  • 06-09M Pauline Bonaparte: Corsican Duchess of Parma / Guastalla, dies at 44
  • 06-11Daniel D Tompkins: 6th US Vice President (1817-25), dies at 54
  • 06-13Johan Peter Melchior: German sculptor, dies at 82
  • 07-20Joseph-Denis Doche: Composer, dies at 58
  • 07-29Micah Hawkins: Composer, dies at 48
  • 08-03Ambrogio Minoja: Composer, dies at 72
  • 08-20Richard Wainwright: Composer, dies at 68
  • 08-23Amos Bull: Composer, dies at 81
  • 10-13Maximiliaan I Jozef: King of Bayern
  • 10-17Peter Winter: Composer, dies at 71
  • 11-01Rodrigo Ferreira da Costa: Composer, dies at 49
  • 11-14Jean Paul: Writer, dies at 62
  • 11-19Jan Vaclav Hugo Vorisek: Composer, dies at 34
  • 11-22Ann Bailey: Pioneer
  • 12-01Aleksandr I P Romanov: Czar of Russia (1801-25), dies at 47
  • 12-29Giuseppe Maria Gioacchino Cambini: Composer
  • 12-29Jacques-Louis David: French Painter (Death of Marat), dies at 77
  • 12-30Peter Gronland: Composer, dies at 64