1829 events in history

Jan 19 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust Part 1 receives its premiere performance
Feb 27 Battle of Tarqui is fought
Mar 22 In the London Protocol, the three protecting powers (United Kingdom, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece
Mar 24 Catholic Emancipation: The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829, allowing Catholics to serve in Parliament
Apr 7 Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, commences translation of the Book of Mormon, with Oliver Cowdery as his scribe
Apr 13 The Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829 gives Roman Catholics in the United Kingdom the right to vote and to sit in Parliament
Apr 25 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 2 After anchoring nearby, Captain Charles Fremantle of HMS Challenger, declares the Swan River Colony in Australia
May 23 Accordion patent granted to Cyrill Demian in Vienna, Austrian Empire
Jun 5 HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba
Jun 10 The first Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place
Jul 23 In the United States, William Austin Burt patents the typographer, a precursor to the typewriter
Sep 11 Surrender of the expedition led by Isidro Barradas at Tampico, sent by the Spanish crown in order to retake Mexico. This was the consummation of Mexico's campaign for independence
Sep 14 The Ottoman Empire signs the Treaty of Adrianople with Russia, thus ending the Russo-Turkish War
Sep 29 The Metropolitan Police of London, later also known as the Met, is founded
Oct 1 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
Oct 8 Rail transport: Stephenson's The Rocket wins The Rainhill Trials
Nov 30 First Welland Canal opens for a trial run, 5 years to the day from the ground breaking
Dec 4 In the face of fierce local opposition, British Governor-General Lord William Bentinck issues a regulation declaring that anyone who abets suttee in Bengal is guilty of culpable homicide