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Queen Victoria's coronation
marked the beginning of her 64-year long reign. Her reign meant the revival of the
, as the
rapidly grew powerful territorially and economically. Under her rule, Britain saw a massive upheaval of colonial power, as over a quarter of the world fell into British rule;
France's 1830 revolution
reinstated liberal values - and later French imperialism - back into French governance and power. The revolution resulted in the dethroning of King
and indirectly rebirthed the
French colonial empire
's studies helped form the basis of
via the discovery of
. Their discoveries moulded a huge part of contemporary
, and forever changed the way people utilized
circumnavigates the world twice. Its
has proven to be particularly pioneering, as the discoveries and theories he made on said voyage, helped him develop the
theory of evolution
, widely enhanced scientific consensus and knowledge on
, and birthed the concept of
Slave and free states
grow in number and power; a dynamic movement widely perceived as a prelude to the
American Civil War
as abolishment and establishment began to socio-politically polarize the United States' society, subsequently forming
is invented by
. His patent opened the world to global networking and broke long distances as boundaries with it - the first of its kind; an 1832 still-life image developed by a
. The daguerreotype was first introduced to the public in 1839. Its release made it the first invention that enabled the public to capture motion picture on a recurrent basis - a move that would eventually nurture the growth of modern-day
Hans Christian Andersen
publishes his first collection of fairy tales in 1837. His publications profoundly transformed literature, and grew to become one of the most popular and influential storywriters of the 19th century, with stories like
The Little Mermaid
(as pictured), and
; a legacy that today retains as
's national icon.
1830s decade ran from January 1, 1830, to December 31, 1839. In this decade, the world saw a rapid rise of imperialism and colonialism, particularly in Asia and Africa. Britain saw a surge of power and world dominance, as Queen Victoria took to the throne in 1837. Conquests took place all over the world, particularly around the expansion of Ottoman Empire and the British Raj. New outposts and settlements flourished in Oceania, as Europeans began to settle over Australia and New Zealand.
supervising the destruction of opium in 1839
China was ruled by the
Daoguang Emperor of the Qing dynasty during the 1830s. The decade witnessed a rapid rise in the sale of opium in China, despite efforts by the Daoguang Emperor to end the trade.  A turning point came in 1834, with the end of the monopoly of the  British East India Company, leaving trade in the hands of private entrepreneurs. By 1838, opium sales climbed to 40,000 chests.  In 1839, newly appointed imperial commissioner  Lin Zexu banned the sale of opium and imposed several restrictions on all foreign traders. Lin also closed the channel to Guangzhou (Canton), leading to the seizure and destruction of 20,000 chests of opium. The British retaliated, seizing  Hong Kong on August 23 of that year, starting what would be known as the First Opium War. It would end three years later with the signing of the Treaty of Nanking in 1842.
Dutch East Indies
Padri War was fought from 1803 until 1837 in West Sumatra between the Padris and the Adats. The latter asked for the help of the Dutch, who intervened from 1821 and helped the Adats defeat the Padri faction. The conflict intensified in the 1830s, as the war soon centered on Bonjol, the fortified last stronghold of the Padris. It finally fell in 1837 after being besieged for three years, and along with the exile of Padri leader  Tuanku Imam Bonjol, the conflict died out.
Australia and New Zealand The various Maori chieftains of
Northland region of North Island proclaim their independence as the United Tribes of New Zealand, under the guidance of James Bubsby. The British Crown immediately recognizes their claim.
August 15, 1834 - The South Australia Act allows for the creation of a colony there.
June 8, 1835 - The Australian city of Melbourne is founded by John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner. 
October 28, 1835 - United Tribes of New Zealand founded at Waitangi with the Declaration of the Independence of New Zealand.
November 19, 1835 - A force of 500 M?ori people invade and enslave the peoples of the Chatham Islands.
July 27, 1836 - Adelaide, South Australia, is founded.
December 26, 1836 - The colony of South Australia is officially proclaimed (now celebrated in the state of South Australia as Proclamation Day).
December 28, 1836 - Colony of South Australia founded by Captain John Hindmarsh
June 10, 1838 - 28 Indigenous Australians are killed in the Myall Creek Massacre. 1838 - Five nuns from the Religious Sisters of Charity in Ireland become the first women of religion to set foot on Australian soil.
The British government appointed a series of administrative heads of British India in the 1830s ("
Governor-General of India" starting in 1833): Lord William Bentinck (1828-1835), Sir Charles Metcalfe, Bt (1835-1836), and The Lord Auckland (1836-1842). The Government of India Act 1833 was enacted to remove the East India Company's remaining trade monopolies and divested it of all its commercial functions, renewing the Company's political and administrative authority for another twenty years. It invested the Board of Control with full power and authority over the Company.
English Education Act by the Council of India in 1835 reallocated funds from the East India Company to spend on education and literature in India. In 1837, the British East India company replaced Persian with local vernacular in various provinces as the official and court language. However, in the northern regions of the Indian subcontinent, Urdu instead of Hindi was chosen to replace Persian.  
William Henry Sleeman captured "Feringhea" in his efforts to suppress the Thuggee secret society. Sleeman's work led to his appointment as General Superintendent of the operations for the Suppression of Thuggee. In February 1839, he assumed charge of the office of . During these operations, more than 1400 Commissioner for the Suppression of Thuggee and Dacoity Thugs were hanged or transported for life.
William IV succeeded his brother George IV as King of the United Kingdom. Upon his death in 1837, his 18-year-old niece Queen Victoria acceded to the throne. where she would reign for more than 63 years. Under  Salic law, the Kingdom of Hanover passed to William's brother, Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, ending the personal union of Britain and Hanover which had persisted since 1714. Queen Victoria took up residence in Buckingham Palace, the first reigning British monarch to make this, rather than St James's Palace, her London home. 
Politics and law
Britain had four
prime ministers during the 1830s. As the decade began, Tory Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington led parliament. Wellington's government fell in late 1830, failing to react to calls for reform. The Whigs selected  Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey to succeed him, who led passage of many reforms, including the Reform Act 1832, the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 (abolishing slavery throughout the British Empire), and the Factory Acts (limiting child labour).
In 1834 Grey retired from public life, leaving
Lord Melbourne as his successor. Reforms continued under Lord Melbourne, with the Poor Law Amendment Act in 1834, which stated that no able-bodied British man could receive assistance unless he entered a workhouse. King William IV's opposition to the Whigs' reforming ways led him to dismiss Melbourne in November and then appoint Sir Robert Peel to form a Tory government. Peel's failure to win a House of Commons majority in the resulting general election (January 1835) made it impossible for him to govern, and the Whigs returned to power under Melbourne in April 1835. The Marriage Act 1836 established civil marriage and registration systems that permit marriages in nonconformist chapels, and a Registrar General of Births, Marriages, and Deaths.  
There were protests and significant unrest during the decade. In May and June 1831 in Wales, coal miners and others rioted for improved working conditions in what was known as the
Merthyr Rising. William Howley Archbishop of Canterbury has his coach attacked by an angry mob on his first official visit to Canterbury in 1832. In 1834, Robert Owen organized the Grand National Consolidated Trades Union, an early attempt to form a national union confederation. In May 1838, the People's Charter was drawn up in the United Kingdom, demanding universal suffrage. Chartism continued to gain popularity, leading to the Newport Rising in 1839, the last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in mainland Britain.
James Pratt and John Smith were hanged outside Newgate Prison in London after a conviction of sodomy, the last deadly victims of the judicial persecution of homosexual men in England. 
May 30, 1832 - Germany: Hambacher Fest, a demonstration for civil liberties and national unity, ends with no result.
December 14, 1833 - Kaspar Hauser, a mysterious German youth, is stabbed, dying three days later on December 17.
January 1, 1834 - Zollverein: Customs charges are abolished at borders within Germany.
October 13, 1836 - Theodor Fliedner, a Lutheran minister, and Friederike, his wife, open the Deaconess Home and Hospital at Kaiserswerth, Germany, as an institute to train women in nursing. The 5th century BC Berlin Foundry Cup is acquired for the Antikensammlung Berlin in Germany.
August 25, 1830 - The Belgian Revolution begins.
September 27, 1830 - The Belgian Revolution ends by liberating Brussels from the United Kingdom of the Netherlands.
October 4, 1830 - The Provisional Government in Brussels declares the creation of the independent state of Belgium, in revolt against the United Kingdom of the Netherlands.
December 20, 1830 - The independence of Belgium is recognized by the Great Powers.
July 21, 1831 - Leopold I of Belgium is inaugurated as first king of the Belgians.
August 2, 1831 - The Dutch ten-day campaign in Belgium is halted by a French army.
December 4, 1832 - Battle of Antwerp: The last remaining Dutch enforcement, the citadel, is under French attack.
December 23, 1832 - The Battle of Antwerp ends with the Netherlands losing the city.
1839 - Half of the Limburg province of Belgium is added to the Netherlands (since 1839 there is a Belgian Limburg and Dutch Limburg). April 19, 1839 - The Treaty of London establishes Belgium as a kingdom.
French Revolution of 1830
The French Revolution of 1830 was also known as the
July Revolution, Second French Revolution or Trois Glorieuses in French. It saw the overthrow of King Charles X, the French Bourbon monarch, and the ascent of his cousin Louis-Philippe, Duke of Orléans (who would in turn be overthrown in 1848). The revolution ended the Bourbon Restoration, shifting power to the July Monarchy (rule by the House of Orléans). Duc de Broglie briefly served as Prime Minister, with many successors over the course of the decade.
The first two
Canut revolts occurred in the 1830s. They were among the first well-defined worker uprisings of the Industrial Revolution. The word Canut was a common term to describe to all Lyonnais silk workers.
The First Canut revolt in 1831 was provoked by a drop in workers' wages caused by a drop in silk prices. After a bloody battle with the military causing 600 casualties, rebellious silk workers seize
Lyon, France. The government sent Marshal Jean-de-Dieu Soult, a veteran of the Napoleonic Wars, at the head of an army of 20,000 to restore order. Soult was able to retake the town without any bloodshed, and without making any compromises with the workers. The Second Canut revolt in 1834 occurred when owners attempted to impose a wage decrease. The government crushed the rebellion in a bloody battle, and deported or imprisoned 10,000 insurgents.
Ottoman Empire (Balkans)
September 29, 1833 - Three-year-old Isabella II becomes Queen of Spain, under the regency of her mother, Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. Her uncle Don Carlos, Conde de Molina challenges her claim, beginning the First Carlist War.
July 15, 1834 - The Spanish Inquisition, which began in the 15th century, is suppressed by royal decree. September
1837 - Battle of Aranzueque: Liberal victory for the forces loyal to Queen Isabel II of Spain, end of the Carlist campaign known as the - The Expedición Real First Carlist War.
October 1, 1838 - Supporters of Infante Carlos, Count of Molina, are victorious in the Battle of Maella during the First Carlist War. August 31, 1839 - The First Carlist war ( Spain) ends with the Convenio de Vergara, also known as the Abrazo de Vergara ("the embrace in Vergara"; Bergara in Basque), between liberal general Baldomero Espartero, Count of Luchana and Carlist General Rafael Maroto.
French conquest of Algeria
France invaded and quickly seized Ottoman Regency of Algiers, and rapidly took control of other coastal communities. Fighting would continue throughout the decade, with the French pitted against forces under Ahmed Bey at Constantine, primarily in the east, and nationalist forces in Kabylie and the west. The French made treaties with the nationalists under 'Abd al-Q?dir, enabling them to capture Constantine in 1837. Al-Q?dir continued to give stiff resistance in the west, which lasted throughout the decade (and well into the 1840s, with Al-Q?dir surrendering in 1847).
United States territories and states that forbade or allowed slavery, 1837.
January 1, 1831 - William Lloyd Garrison begins publishing , an antislavery newspaper, in The Liberator Boston, Massachusetts.
August 21, 1831 - USA: Nat Turner's slave rebellion breaks out in Southampton County, Virginia.
September 19, 1835 - William Lloyd Garrison publishes Angelina Grimké's anti-slavery letter in . The Liberator
November 7, 1837 - American abolitionist and newspaper editor Elijah Lovejoy is killed by a pro- slavery mob, at his warehouse in Alton, Illinois. July 1, 1839 - Slaves aboard the rebel and capture the ship off the coast of Amistad Cuba. Under direction to sail the ship to Africa, the crew sailed the ship to Long Island, New York, where the slaves were taken into custody by the U.S. Navy. The slaves would later win the right to return to Africa in United States v. The Amistad.
May 28, 1830 - The United States Congress passes the Indian Removal Act.
April 6, 1832 - The Black Hawk War begins.
July 9, 1832 - Commissioner of Indian Affairs post created within the War Department.
August 2, 1832 - Bad Axe Massacre ends the last major Native American rebellion east of the Mississippi in the U.S.
1832 - George Catlin starts to live among the Sioux in the Dakota Territory.
1832 - The federal government establishes a smallpox vaccination program for Native Americans ( The Indian Vaccination Act of 1832). 
July 29, 1834 - Office of Indian Affairs organized in the United States.
December 28, 1835 - USA: The Second Seminole War breaks out.
December 29, 1835 - The Treaty of New Echota is signed between the United States Government and members of the Cherokee Nation.
1835 - Fort Cass is established, the military headquarters and site of the largest internment camps during the 1838 Trail of Tears.
May 19, 1836 - Fort Parker massacre: Among those captured by Native Americans is nine-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker; she later gives birth to a son named Quanah, who becomes the last chief of the Comanche.
1836 - George Catlin ends his 6-year tour of 50 tribes in the Dakota Territory.
February 4, 1837 - Seminoles attack Fort Foster in Florida. May 26, 1838 - USA: The people of the Cherokee Nation are forcibly relocated during the Trail of Tears.
December 3, 1832 - U.S. presidential election, 1832: Andrew Jackson is re-elected president.
March 4, 1833 - Andrew Jackson is sworn in for his second term as President of the United States.
May 6, 1833 - In Alexandria, Virginia, the first public physical attack on an American President, with Andrew Jackson struck by a disgruntled Robert B. Randolph, who was dismissed from the navy by Jackson for embezzlement. Though the assailant was immediately apprehended, Jackson decided not to press charges.
March 27, 1834 - Andrew Jackson is censured by the Congress of the United States (expunged in 1837).
January 30, 1835 - An assassination is attempted against President Andrew Jackson in the United States Capitol (the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States).
December 7, 1835 - Future U.S. President James K. Polk becomes Speaker of the House
December 4, 1836 - Whig Party holds its first national convention, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
December 7, 1836 - 1836 United States presidential election: Martin Van Buren defeats William Henry Harrison. March 4, 1837 - Martin Van Buren succeeds Andrew Jackson as President of the United States.
November 14, 1832 - Charles Carroll, the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence dies at his home in Maryland at age 95.
April 14, 1834 - The Whig Party is officially named by United States Senator Henry Clay.
August 11 - August 12, 1834 - Ursuline Convent Riots: A convent of Ursuline nuns is burned near Boston.
January 8, 1835 - The United States public debt contracts to $0 for the only time in history 
1835 - Edward Strutt Abdy publishes his Journal of a Residence and Tour in the United States of North America: From April, 1833, to October 1834.
May 10, 1837 - The Panic of 1837 begins in New York City.
June 11, 1837 - The Broad Street Riot occurs in Boston, Massachusetts, fueled by ethnic tensions between the Irish and the Yankees. 1839 - the first state law permitting women to own property is passed in Jackson, Mississippi.
Texas War of Independence (Texas Revolution)
October 2, 1835 - Province of Tejas, Northern Mexico, - Battle of Gonzales: Under orders from Mexican President-turned dictator, General Antonio López de Santa Anna, Mexican soldiers attempt to capture a cannon that the Mexican government had earlier provided to the settlers of Gonzales, Texas for protection against hostile Indians, but encounter stiff resistance from a hastily assembled militia. This became known as the "Come-and-Take-tit" skirmish.
December 9, 1835 - Texian "army" volunteers, under General Burleson, capture the town of San Antonio de Bejar from the Mexican forces occupying the town under General Martin Perfecto de Cos.
December 20, 1835 - A Texas Declaration of Independence is first signed at Goliad, Texas.
January 5, 1836 - David Crockett arrives in Texas.
February 23, 1836 - The Siege of the Alamo begins, with a Texian army under the command of Lt Colonel Willam B. Travis and volunteers under Colonel James Bowie, hastily fortifying and defending the Alamo against the Mexican Army under Santa Anna.
March 1, 1836 - Convention of 1836: Delegates from several Texian settlements gather in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas, to deliberate and vote on independence from Mexico. March 2 - Convention of 1836: The Texas Declaration of Independence is signed by 60 delegates and the Republic of Texas is declared. Sam Houston is elected as Commanding General of the Texian "Army". 
March 6, 1836 - The Battle of the Alamo ends the 13-day siege; approximately 200 defenders (Anglo settlers & Tejano townsfolk) die in a fierce struggle with approximately 5,000 Mexican soldiers. 
March 17, 1836 - Convention of 1836: Delegates adopt the Constitution of the Republic of Texas, modeled after the United States Constitution. It allows slavery, requires free blacks to petition Congress to live in the country, but prohibits import of slaves from anywhere but the United States. 
March 27, 1836 - On Palm Sunday, 342 Texian prisoners captured a week earlier are shot and killed in the Goliad Massacre along with Texian Colonel James Walker Fannin by Mexican troops in Goliad near the Presidio La Bahia during the Texas Revolution.
April 21, 1836 - Battle of San Jacinto: Mexican forces under General Santa Anna are defeated in a battle lasting 18 minutes by the San Jacinto River, Texas. (General Houston is wounded during the battle, and is later relieved of command by interim President David G. Burnet. This action enables Houston to recover from his wounds.) April 22, 1836 - Forces under Texian General Sam Houston capture Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna who had attempted to escape during the chaos of the battle the previous day. Capturing Santa Anna guarantees Texas independence from Mexico.
Republic of Texas
The 1830s for Mexico saw the end of the
First Mexican Republic and saw General Santa Anna move in and out of the presidency in a 30-year span now known as the "Age of Santa Anna". In 1834, President Antonio López de Santa Anna dissolved Congress, forming a new government. That government instituted the Centralist Republic of Mexico by approving a new centralist constitution (" Siete Leyes"). From its formation in 1835 until its dissolution in 1846, the Centralist Republic was governed by eleven presidents (none of which finished their term). It called for the state militias to disarm, but many states resisted, including Mexican Texas, which declared independence in the Texas Revolution of 1836. During the 1840s, other provinces separated. The Republic of the Rio Grande in 1840, and the Republic of Yucatán declared independence in 1841.
April 7, 1831 - Pedro I abdicates as emperor of Brazil in favor of his 5-year-old son Pedro II, who will reign for almost 59 years.
November 7, 1831 - Slave trading is forbidden in Brazil. 1834 - In the Empire of Brazil, the Additional Act provides:
Establishment of the Provincial Legislative Assembly
Extinction of the State Council
Replacement of the Regency Trina
Introduction of a direct and secret ballot.
Science and technology
Many key discoveries about electricity were made in the 1830s.
Electromagnetic induction was discovered independently by Michael Faraday and Joseph Henry in 1831; however, Faraday was the first to publish the results of his experiments.  Electromagnetic induction is the production of a  potential difference (voltage) across a conductor when it is exposed to a varying magnetic field. This discovery was essential to the invention of transformers, inductors, and many types of electrical motors, generators and solenoids.  
Michael Faraday's published his research regarding the quantitative relationships in electrochemical reactions, now known as Faraday's laws of electrolysis. Also in 1834,  Jean C. A. Peltier discovered the Peltier "effect", which is the presence of heating or cooling at an electrified junction of two different conductors. In 1836, John Daniell invented a primary cell in which hydrogen was eliminated in the generation of the electricity.
September 15, 1830 - The Liverpool and Manchester Railway opens, the world's first intercity passenger railway operated solely by steam locomotives.
1834 - The Wilmington and Raleigh Railroad is chartered in Wilmington, North Carolina. 
Railroad construction begins in earnest in the United States.
May 5, 1835 - Rail transport in Belgium: a railway is opened between Brussels and Mechelen, the first in continental Europe.
December 7, 1835 - The Bavarian Ludwig Railway opens between Nuremberg and Fürth, with a train hauled by Der Adler (" The Eagle"), the first railway in Germany.
December 21, 1835 - The Raleigh and Gaston Railroad is chartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. 
February 8, 1836 - London and Greenwich Railway opens its first section, the first railway in London, England. 
July 13, 1836 - The first numbered (after filing 9,957 unnumbered patents) is granted, to U.S. Patent 1 John Ruggles for improvements to railroad steam locomotive tires.
July 21, 1836 - The Champlain and St. Lawrence Railroad opens between St. John and La Prairie, Quebec, the first steam-worked passenger railroad in British North America. October 25, 1836 - Construction begins on the Wilmington and Raleigh Railroad in North Carolina. Due to a lack of support in Raleigh, the route is revised to run from Wilmington to the Petersburg Railroad in Weldon. 
Flight May 24, 1832 - Francois Arban, early French balloonist makes his 1st ascent. 
August 18, 1833 - The Canadian ship SS sets out from Royal William Pictou, Nova Scotia, on a 25-day passage of the Atlantic Ocean largely under steam to Gravesend, Kent, England.
April 4 - April 22, 1838 - The paddle steamer SS makes the Sirius (1837) Transatlantic Crossing to New York from Cork, Ireland, in eighteen days, though not using steam continuously.  April 8 - April 23, 1838 - Isambard Kingdom Brunel's paddle steamer SS (1838) makes the Transatlantic Crossing to New York from Great Western Avonmouth, England, in fifteen days, inaugurating a regular steamship service. 
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Charles Dickens publishes his first novel followed by The Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist Nicholas Nickleby
January 14, 1831 - is first published by The Hunchback of Notre Dame Victor Hugo.
1832 - Publication of the first Baedeker guidebook, Voyage du Rhin de Mayence à Cologne, in Koblenz.
1832 - Publication begins (posthumously) of Carl von Clausewitz's Vom Kriege (" "). On War
June 10, 1834 - Thomas Carlyle moves to Cheyne Row ( Carlyle's House) in London.
August 25, 1835 - In the U.S., the prints the first of six installments of the New York Sun Great Moon Hoax.
December 1, 1835 - Hans Christian Andersen publishes his first book of fairy tales. March
1836 - First monthly part of Charles Dickens' (" The Pickwick Papers The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club ..., edited by Boz") published in London.
1836 - The first printed literature in Assyrian Neo-Aramaic is produced by Justin Perkins, an American Presbyterian missionary. February
1837 - Charles Dickens's begins publication in serial form in Oliver Twist London. March 23, 1839 - The first records the use of "OK" ( Boston Morning Post oll korrect).
Fashion Innovations in
roller printing on textiles introduced new dress fabrics. Broad, exaggerated sleeves for women and padded shoulders for men contrasted a narrow, idealized waist.
Brocades come back into style. Low boots with
elastic insets appear. Greatcoats, overcoats with wide sleeves, become fashionable for men to wear with day wear.
March 26, 1830 - The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York.
April 6, 1830 - Joseph Smith and 5 others organize the Church of Christ (later renamed the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), the first formally organized church of the Latter Day Saint movement, in northwestern New York.
February 2, 1831 - Pope Gregory XVI succeeds Pope Pius VIII as the 254th pope.
August 7, 1831 - American Baptist minister William Miller preaches his first sermon on the Second Advent of Christ in Dresden, New York, launching the Advent Movement in the United States.
March 24, 1832 - In Hiram, Ohio, a group of men beat, tar and feather Latter Day Saint movement founder Joseph Smith.
October 27, 1838 - Missouri Governor Lilburn W. Boggs declares Mormons to be enemies of the state and encourages the extermination or the exile of the religious minority, forcing nearly 10,000 Mormons out of the state.  1838 - Biblical criticism: Christian Hermann Weisse proposes the two-source hypothesis.
Disasters, natural events, and notable mishaps
June 29, 1833 - William Fraser Tolmie experiences an earthquake at Fort Nisqually. His journal entry records the first written eyewitness account of an earthquake in the Puget Sound region.
November 12 - November 13, 1833 - Stars Fell on Alabama: A spectacular occurrence of the Leonid meteor shower is observed in Alabama.
November 25, 1833 - A major 8.7 earthquake strikes Sumatra.
October 16, 1834 - The Palace of Westminster is destroyed by fire.
February 20, 1835 - Concepción, Chile, is destroyed by an earthquake.
November 16, 1835 - Comet Halley reaches perihelion, its closest approach to the sun.
December 16 - December 17, 1835 - The Great Fire of New York destroys 530 buildings, including the New York Stock Exchange.
December 15, 1836 - The United States Patent Office burns in Washington, D.C.
December 27, 1836 - Lewes avalanche: An avalanche at Lewes in Sussex, England, kills eight of fifteen people buried when a row of cottages is engulfed in snow.
December 30, 1836 - In Saint Petersburg, the Lehman Theater catches fire, killing 800 people.
January 1, 1837 - Galilee earthquake.
December 17, 1837 - Fire in the Winter Palace, Saint Petersburg.
January 10, 1838 - A fire destroys Lloyd's Coffee House and the Royal Exchange in London.
September 7, 1838 - Grace Darling and her father rescue thirteen survivors from the SS off the Forfarshire Farne Islands.
September 9, 1839 - In the Great Fire of Mobile, Alabama, hundreds of buildings are burned. November 25, 1839 - A disastrous cyclone slams India with terrible winds and a giant 40-foot storm surge, wiping out the port city of Coringa; 300,000 people die.
Historians believe that the
first cholera pandemic had lingered in Indonesia and the Philippines in 1830. The second cholera pandemic spread from India to Russia and then to the rest of Europe claiming hundreds of thousands of lives. It reached  Moscow in August 1830, and by 1831, the epidemic had infiltrated Russia's main cities and towns.
Russian soldiers brought the disease to Poland during the
Polish-Russian War 1830-31. "  Cholera Riots" occurred in Russia, caused by the anti-cholera measures undertaken by the tsarist government.
The epidemic reached western Europe later in 1831. In London, the disease claimed 6,536 victims; in Paris, 20,000 died (out of a population of 650,000), with about 100,000 deaths in all of France.
In 1832 the epidemic reached  Quebec, Ontario, and Nova Scotia, Canada; and Detroit and New York City in the United States. It reached the Pacific coast of North America between 1832 and 1834. 
January 11, 1830 - LaGrange College (now the University of North Alabama) opens its doors, becoming the first publicly chartered college in Alabama.
July 13, 1830 - The General Assembly's Institution, now the Scottish Church College, one of the pioneering institutions that ushered the Bengal Renaissance, is founded by Alexander Duff and Raja Ram Mohan Roy, in Calcutta, India.
1830 - Austins of Derry established in Northern Ireland. As of 2010 it will be the world's oldest independent department store.
March 10, 1831 - The French Foreign Legion is founded.
December 31, 1831 - Gramercy Park is deeded to New York City.
April 18, 1831 - University of Alabama founded.
1831 - Founding of Denison University in Granville, Ohio
1831 - Founding of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut
1831 - Founding of New York University in New York City
1831 - Founding of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio (as "The Athenaeum")
1831 - newspaper is first published. The Sydney Morning Herald
July 4, 1832 - The University of Durham is founded by an act of Parliament and given royal assent by King William IV. September -
Belvedere College, Dublin, is founded by the order of the Jesuit Society of Ireland. 
October 19, 1832 - Alpha Delta Phi fraternity is founded at Hamilton College.
November 21, 1832 - Wabash College, a small, private, liberal arts college for men, is founded.
August 1, 1833 - King William's College on the Isle of Man officially opens.
1833 - Foundation of Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan
1833 - Foundation of Madras College, St Andrews
1833 - Foundation of Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio
March 19, 1834 - Founding of Cavendish Villa Football Club.
November 4, 1834 - Delta Upsilon fraternity is founded at Williams College.
1834 - Medical School of Louisiana is founded, later to become Tulane University in New Orleans.
March 23, 1835 - The Mexican Academy of Language is established.
June 1, 1835 - Kingston Penitentiary in Kingston, Ontario, opens.
July 14, 1835 - Organisation of the universal Catholic Apostolic Church, initially in the U.K.
August 28, 1835 - Castleknock College is founded by the Vincentian order in Dublin, Ireland.
October 3, 1835 - Staedtler Company founded by J.S. Staedtler in Nuremberg, Germany.
1835 - The British Geological Survey is founded as the world's first national geological survey.
1835 - The Cachar Levy, forerunner of the Assam Rifles, is founded in India.
1835 - The first Bulgarian-language school opens in the Ottoman Empire.
1835 - Charles-Louis Havas creates Havas, the first news agency in the world (which later spawns Agence France-Presse).
1836 - The New Board brokerage group is founded in New York City.
February 25, 1837 - In Philadelphia, The Institute for Colored Youth (ICY) is founded as the first institution for the higher education of black people in the United States.
March 4, 1837 - The city of Chicago is incorporated.
1837 - At Le Mans, France, Father Basil Moreau, CSC, founds the Congregation of Holy Cross by joining the Brothers of St. Joseph and the Auxiliary Priests of Le Mans.
November 8, 1837 - Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, later Mount Holyoke College, is founded in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
1838 - Duke University is established in North Carolina.
November 3, 1838 - is founded (renamed The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce in The Times of India 1861).
February 11, 1839 - The University of Missouri is established, becoming the first public university west of the Mississippi River.
March 5, 1839 - Longwood University is founded in Farmville, Virginia.
March 7, 1839 - Baltimore City College, the third public high school in the United States, is established in Baltimore, Maryland.
March 26, 1839 - The first Henley Royal Regatta is held.
August 8, 1839 - The Beta Theta Pi fraternity is founded in Oxford, Ohio.
November 11, 1839 - The Virginia Military Institute is founded in Lexington, Virginia.
November 27, 1839 - In Boston, Massachusetts, the American Statistical Association is founded.
1839 - Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, is founded. 1839 - The Anti-Corn Law League is founded in Manchester.
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