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1829 Historical Event(s)
- January 19, 1829 – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust Part 1 receives its premiere performance.
- March 24, 1829 – Catholic Emancipation: The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829, allowing Catholics to serve in Parliament.
- April 7, 1829 – Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, commences translation of the Book of Mormon, with Oliver Cowdery as his scribe.
- April 25, 1829 – Charles Fremantle arrives in HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom.
- May 15, 1829 – The Aaronic Priesthood is restored to Joseph Smith Jr. and Oliver Cowdery, prior to the organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- July 23, 1829 – In the United States, William Austin Burt patents the typographer, a precursor to the typewriter.
- September 14, 1829 – The Ottoman Empire signs the Treaty of Adrianople with Russia, thus ending the Russo-Turkish War.
- October 1, 1829 – South African College is founded in Cape Town, South Africa; it will later separate into the University of Cape Town and the South African College Schools.
- October 8, 1829 – Rail transport: Stephenson’s The Rocket wins The Rainhill Trials.
- December 4, 1829 – In the face of fierce local opposition, British governor Lord William Bentinck issues a regulation declaring that all who abet suttee in India are guilty of culpable homicide.
Who Were Born On 1829?
- January 9, 1829 – Thomas William Robertson, English playwright (d. 1871)
- February 2, 1829 – William Stanley, inventor and engineer (d. 1909)
- April 10, 1829 – William Booth, English founder of the Salvation Army (d. 1912)
- May 8, 1829 – Louis Moreau Gottschalk, American musician (d. 1869)
- June 16, 1829 – Geronimo, Apache leader (d. 1909)
- July 26, 1829 – Auguste Marie François Beernaert, Belgian statesman, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (d. 1912)
- September 6, 1829 – Marie Zakrzewska, Polish physician (d. 1902)
- October 5, 1829 – Chester A. Arthur, 21st President of the United States (d. 1886)
- November 28, 1829 – Anton Rubinstein, Russian composer (d. 1894)