Events in year of 1831

  • 01-01William Lloyd Garrison publishes 1st issue of abolitionist journal
  • 01-02Liberator, abolitionist newspaper, begins publishing in Boston
  • 01-031st US building and loan association organized, Frankford, Penn
  • 01-151st US railroad honeymoon trip, Mr and Mrs Pierson, Charleston, South Carolina
  • 01-151st US-built locomotive to pull a passenger train makes 1st run
  • 01-22Charles Darwin takes his Bachelors of Art exam
  • 02-05Jan van Speijk blows up his gunboat in Antwerp, killing about 30
  • 02-191st practical US coal-burning locomotive makes 1st trial run, Penn
  • 02-20Polish revolutionaries defeat Russians in battle of Growchow
  • 03-02John Frazee becomes 1st US Sculptor to receive a federal commission
  • 03-06Edgar Allen Poe removed from West Point milt academy
  • 03-191st US bank robbery (City Bank, New York / $245,000)
  • 03-31Mainzer Rijnvaart Convention ends
  • 04-07Dom Pedro abdicates to son, Dom Pedro II crowned Emperor of Brazil
  • 04-09Robert Jenkins loses an ear, starts war between Britain and Spain
  • 06-04National Congress selects Leopold von Saksen-Coburg as King of Belgium
  • 06-062nd national black convention (Philadelphia)
  • 07-01Admiral James C Ross reaches magnetic North Pole
  • 07-21Belgium gains independence from Netherlands, Leopold I made King
  • 08-01London Bridge opens to traffic
  • 08-02Ten day campaign begins, Dutch army occupies Belgium
  • 08-08Battle of Hasselt - Dutch army drives out Belgian Army
  • 08-091st US steam engine train run (Albany to Schenectady, NY)
  • 08-10Former slave Nat Turner leads uprising against slavery
  • 08-10Hurricane hits Barbados; about 1,500 die
  • 08-12Dutch troops conquer Leuven
  • 08-12Netherlands and Belgium sign peace treaty
  • 08-13Nat Turner leads uprising of slaves in Virginia
  • 08-21Nat Turner slave revolt kills 55 (Southampton County, Virginia)
  • 08-24John Henslow asks Charles Darwin to travel with him on HMS Beagle

People born in year of 1831

  • 01-01William Joseph Westbrook: Composer
  • 01-02Justin Winston: Historian / librarian (Harvard)
  • 01-11James Ronald Chalmers: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1898
  • 01-14John Bullock Clark, Jr.: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1903
  • 01-18Edward Ferrero: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1899
  • 01-20Pieter J Joubert: General (South Africa)
  • 01-26Mary Mapes Dodge: NYC, New York -- Writer (Hans Brinker & the Silver Skates)
  • 01-28Henry Brevard Davidson: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1899
  • 02-03Cyrus Ballou Comstock: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1910
  • 02-12John Morrissey: Boxer / developer of Saratoga Springs horse race track
  • 02-13John Aaron Rawlins: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1869
  • 02-16Nikolai Leskow: Writer
  • 02-17Francisco Salvador Daniel: Composer
  • 02-21Eduard Rappoldi: Composer
  • 02-23Hendrik W Mesdag: Dutch painter (Panorama Mesdag)
  • 02-24Georg Leo Earl von Caprivi: German chancellor / Premier of Prussia
  • 02-26Filippo Marchetti: Composer
  • 03-01Hiram Bronson Granbury: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
  • 03-06Friedrich C K von Bodelschwingh: German theologist (Home Mission)
  • 03-06Philip Henry Sheridan: Albany, New York -- Major General (Union Army)
  • 03-07John Bratton [Old Reliable]: US Physician / Confederate Brigadier General
  • 03-12Clement Studebaker: Automobile pioneer (Studebaker)
  • 03-14Leon Leopold Lewandoski: Composer
  • 03-15Edward Aylesworth Perry: Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 03-29Amelia Barr: Writer
  • 03-31Archibald Scott: Scottish chemist
  • 04-04Edward Cary Walthall: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1898
  • 04-08Allard Pierson: Dutch theologiost / philosopher / art historian / poet
  • 04-12Constantin Meunier: Belgian painter / sculptor
  • 04-12George Burgwyn Anderson: Brigadier General (Confederate Army)

People died in year of 1831

  • 01-04Nikola P Neofit Rilski: Bulgaria abbot / poet, dies at 37
  • 01-06Rodolphe Kreutzer: Fr Composer / violinist (Kreutzersonate), dies at 64
  • 01-08Franz Vinzenz Krommer: Composer, dies at 71
  • 01-21Achim v Arnim: Writer, dies at 49
  • 02-05John CJ van Speijk: Commits suicide at 29
  • 02-14Vincente Guerrero: Mexican revolutionary hero
  • 02-15Henry Maudslay: Inventor (metal lathe)
  • 03-04Georg Michael Telemann: Composer, dies at 82
  • 03-09Friedrich M Klinger: German (stage)author (Plimplamplasko), dies at 79
  • 03-12Johann Franz Volkert: Composer, dies at 64
  • 03-26Richard Allen: AME Church Bishop, dies at 71
  • 04-02Charles Felix: Blind King of Sardina (1821-31), dies at 74
  • 04-13Ferdinand Kauer: Composer, dies at 80
  • 05-01Antonius van Alphen: Apostle vicar of De Bosch, dies at 82
  • 05-05Friedrich Ludwig Seidel: Composer, dies at 65
  • 05-24Benjamin Carr: Composer, dies at 62
  • 05-26Georg Hermes: German philosopher / Theologist (Hermenianen)
  • 06-08Sarah Kemble Siddons: English actress (Lady Macbeth), dies at 75
  • 06-15Peter Fuchs: Composer, dies at 78
  • 06-16Joseph Ignaz Schnabel: Composer, dies at 64
  • 07-04James Monroe: 5th President (1817-25), dies at 73
  • 07-18Thomas Greatorex: Composer, dies at 72
  • 07-21Emil Aarestrup: Danish Physician / Poet (Ritornellen), dies at 55
  • 07-24Maria Agata Szymanowska: Composer, dies at 41
  • 08-16Eduard Brendler: Composer, dies at 30
  • 08-23August WA Grave von Gneisenau: Prussian Field Marshal, dies at 70
  • 09-06Johann Ernst Friedrich Wollank: Composer, dies at 49
  • 09-10George Guest: Composer, dies at 60
  • 09-18Peter Hansel: Composer, dies at 60
  • 09-27Henry van Wine: Archivist / founder General Rijksarchief, dies at 91

Events in year of 1832

  • 01-021st Curling club in US (Orchard Lake Curling Club) opens
  • 01-04Insurrection of Trinidad negroes
  • 01-06New England Anti-Slavery Society organizes (Boston)
  • 01-16Charles Darwin lands at San Tiago, Cape Verde
  • 01-17Johannes van den Bosch appointed Governor-General of Dutch-Indies
  • 02-061st appearance of cholera at Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 02-06US ship destroys Sumatran village in retaliation for piracy
  • 02-12Ecuador annexes Gal pagos Islands
  • 02-131st appearance of cholera at London
  • 02-20Charles Darwin visits Fernando Noronha in Atlantic Ocean
  • 02-26Polish constitution abolished / replaced by Czar Nicholas I
  • 02-29Charles Darwin visits jungle near Bahia Brazil
  • 03-23British Parliament passes reform bill
  • 03-24Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred and feathered in Ohio
  • 04-04Charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle reaches Rio de Janeiro
  • 04-08Charles Darwin begins trip through Rio de Janeiro
  • 05-07Greece becomes independent Republic
  • 05-07Otto of Bavaria is chosen King of Greece
  • 05-211st Democratic National Convention (Baltimore)
  • 05-30Evariste Galois give his theory on free assembly (dies in duel May 31)
  • 06-043rd national black convention meets (Philadelphia)
  • 06-22John Howe patents pin manufacturing machine
  • 06-28Gerrit Moll measures noise of guns
  • 07-04"America" 1st sung publicly
  • 07-05HMS Beagle / Charles Darwin departs Rio de Janeiro
  • 07-10President Jackson vetoed legislation to re-charter 2nd Bank of US
  • 07-13Source of Mississippi River discovered (Henry R Schoolcraft)
  • 07-14Opium exempted from federal tariff duty
  • 07-251st railroad accident in US, Granite Railway, Quincy, Mass-1 dies
  • 07-26HMS Beagle anchors in Montevideo

People born in year of 1832

  • 01-09Esquire Maurits A de Savornin Lohman: Dutch Governor of Suriname
  • 01-12Richard Waterhouse, Jr.: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1876
  • 01-19Ferdinand Laub: Composer
  • 01-19Salvador Giner y Vidal: Composer
  • 01-24John Pegram: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1865
  • 01-28Franz Wullner: Composer
  • 02-06John Brown Gordon: Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1904
  • 02-16Camille Armand Jules Marie de Polignac: Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 02-25Theodorus J I Arnold: Bibliographer (Bibliotheca Belgian)
  • 02-27Alfred Pollard Edward: Civil War journalist, died in 1872
  • 03-01Friedrich Grutzmacher: Composer
  • 03-07Orlando Metcalfe Poe: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1895
  • 03-10William Henry Penrose: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1903
  • 03-11Franz Melde: German phyicist (Melde test)
  • 03-11William Ruffin Cox: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1919
  • 03-12Charles Boycott: Ireland -- Estate manager / caused boycotts
  • 03-13Alberto Randegger: Composer
  • 03-16Charles Camp Doolittle: Bvt Major General (Union volunteer)
  • 03-17Moncure Daniel Conway: United States -- Abolitionist (Life of Thomas Paine)
  • 03-17Walter Quintin Gresham: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 04-04Jose Echegaray y Elizaguirre: Playwright / Scientist (Teatro Escogido)
  • 04-05Jules-Francois Camille Ferry: French Statesman
  • 04-08Alfred von Waldersee: Prussian Field Marshal
  • 04-13James Wimshurst: British designer / inventor (electricstatic generator)
  • 04-14James Hewett Ledlie: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1882
  • 04-16John A Neuhuys: Painter
  • 04-19Jose Echegaray y Eizaguirre: Mathematician / dramatist (Nobel 1904)
  • 04-19Lucretia Rudolph Garfield: 1st lady (1881)
  • 04-22Julius Sterling Morton: Nebraska, United States -- Governor of Nebraska that started Arbor Day
  • 05-05H H Bancroft: Historian, publisher (History of Pacific States)

People died in year of 1832

  • 02-01Ecco Epkema: Dutch classic linguist (Frisian / Old Frisian), dies at 71
  • 02-03George Crabbe: English vicar / Poet (Borough), dies at 77
  • 02-10Antonio Benedetto Maria Puccini: Composer, dies at 84
  • 02-15Hardenack Otto Conrad Zinck: Composer, dies at 85
  • 02-22Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Poet, Weimar, Germany
  • 03-10Muzio Clementi: Italian composer, dies at 79
  • 03-12Daniel Friedrich Kuhlau: German / Danish opera composer, dies at 45
  • 03-22J W Goethe: Writer, dies at 82
  • 03-23Vaclav Vilem Wurfel: Composer, dies at 41
  • 04-01Robert the Hermit: US ex-slave / hermit in Massachusetts
  • 05-04Jan van Speyck: Dutch Admiral, buried in New Church
  • 05-14John van Speijk: Dutch heroic sailor, buried
  • 05-15Carl Friedrich Zelter: Composer, dies at 73
  • 05-18Bonafacio Asioli: Composer, dies at 62
  • 05-26Francois-Louis Perne: Composer, dies at 59
  • 06-09Manuel Garcia: Composer, dies at 57
  • 06-27Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisla: Composer, dies at 72
  • 07-30Jean-A-C Chaptal: French chemist / Internal minister
  • 08-26Henryk Klein: Composer, dies at 96
  • 08-31Jean Nicolas Auguste Kreutzer: Composer, dies at 53
  • 09-09Bernhard Joseph Klein: Composer, dies at 39
  • 09-21Walter Scott: Scottish attorney / Poet / writer (Ivanhoe)
  • 10-18Othon Joseph Vandenbroek: Composer, dies at 73
  • 11-03Pietro Generali: Composer, dies at 59
  • 11-14Charles Carroll: Large landowner / signed Declaration of Independence, dies at 95
  • 11-14Rasmus Rask: Danish language scholar, dies at 44
  • 11-15Jean Baptiste Say: French economist, dies at 63
  • 12-22Ishmail Spicer: Composer, dies at 72
  • 12-30Abijah Hammond: Owned large portion of Greenwich Village