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Timeline 1820-1839
by YonderDays


1820s

  • "Ballown" (a type of soccer) played in the U.S.
  • Maine becomes a state of U.S.
  • 1821

  • James Monroe begins second term as U.S. President.
  • Napoleon dies (b.1769).
  • Missouri becomes a state of U.S.
  • U.S. population: 9.6 million.
  • Sequoya develops a Cherokee alphabet.
  • 1822

  • In Boston, Mass. the streets are lit by gas.
  • The "Sunday Times" in London founded.
  • 1823

  • James Fenimore Cooper's "The Pioneers" published.
  • 1824

  • U.S.House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams as President.
  • 1825

  • John Quincy Adams inaugurated as 6th President of U.S.
  • Czar AlexanderI dies; succeeded by Nicholas I
  • Baseball Club organized in Rochester, N.Y.
  • London begins using horse-drawn buses.
  • 1826

  • Thomas Jefferson dies (b.1743).
  • James Fenimore Cooper's "The Last of the Mohicans" published.
  • 1829

  • Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) inaugurated 7th President of U.S.
  • Slavery abolished in Mexico.
  • Washington Irving's "The Conquest of Granda" becomes a bestseller.
  • 1830

  • Revolution in Paris.
  • The Mormons or Latter Day Saints founded by Joseph Smith and his friends at Fayette, N.Y.
  • In fashion, ladies skirts grow a little shorter but sleeves become enormous. Big hats decorated with flowers, ribbons,etc.
  • In men's fashion collars become stiff.
  • 1831

  • James Monroe, 5th Pres. of U.S. dies (b.1758).
  • In Southhamptom, Virginia the slave revolt starts, led by Nat Turner (1800-1831).
  • Edgar Allen Poe's "Poems" published.
  • The terrible Cholera pandemic(began in India in 1826) spreads from Russia into central Europe and now Scotland.
  • London Bridge openes.
  • The first horse-drawn buses in the U.S. appear in New York.
  • U.S. first passenger locomotive travels at 20 mph.
  • 1832

  • Sir Walter Scott, Scot. poet and novelist dies (b. 1771).
  • New England Anti-Slavery Society founded in Boston.
  • First horse-drawn trolleys appear in New York.
  • Nathaniel Wyeth brings first emigrants over the Oregon Trail.
  • 1833

  • John Randolph of Roanoke, a Virginia planter, U.S. representative and senator dies (b.1773).
  • Isabella II proclaimed Queen of Spain.
  • Beginning of Whig Party in U.S.
  • Davy Crockett's autobiography becomes a bestseller.
  • Canadian S.S. "Royal William" crossed the Atlantic in 25 days.
  • Abolition of slavery in British Empire.
  • 1834

  • Gen. Lafayette, French soldier and statesman, hero of the American Revolution dies (b.1757).
  • Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" becomes a bestseller.
  • 1835

  • Second Seminole War (till 1842).
  • Texas declares the right to secede from Mexico.
  • Hans Christian Anderson publishes four of his 168 tales for children.
  • William Wordsworth's "Poems" becomes a bestseller.
  • Samuel Colt (1814-1865) takes out patent for his single-barreled pistol and rifle.
  • 1836

  • Davy Crockett, American frontiersman killed at the Alamo (b.1786).
  • Texas wins independence from Mexico, becomes a republic and Gen. Sam Houston becomes the first president.
  • The first cricket match played in London.
  • Betsy Ross, American flag maker dies.
  • Arkansas becomes a state of U.S.
  • 1836

  • James Madison, 4th Pres. of U.S. dies.
  • 1837

  • Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) inaugurated 8th President of U.S.
  • Victoria (1819-1901) becomes Queen of Great Britain.
  • First Canadian railroad.
  • England introduces official birth registrations.
  • Michigan becomes a state of U.S.
  • 1839

  • American army officer Abner Doubleday lays out the first baseball field and conducts first game ever played at Cooperstown (Otsego County) New York.
  • First bicycle constructed by Scottish inventor Kirkpatrick Macmillian.
  • Bib: The Readers Companion To American History. Boston
    The Time Tables of History. New York.
    Lexicon Univ. Ency. New York.


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