1831 in History – What happened in year 1831

✅ Published on April 3rd, 2009 in 19th Century in History

In history, year 1831 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1831.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1831 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
24 februaryThe Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek between the Choctaw and the United States government, the first removal treaty carried into effect under the Indian Removal Act, was proclaimed.
12 aprilThe Broughton Suspension Bridge in Manchester, England, collapsed, reportedly owing to a mechanical resonance induced by troops marching over the bridge in step.
01 juneBritish naval officer and explorer James Clark Ross Successfully led the first expedition to reach the North Magnetic Pole.
21 julyIn Brussels, Leopold I was inaugurated as the first King of the Belgians.
21 augustNat Turner led a slave revolt in Southampton County, Virginia,US; it was suppressed about 48 hours later.
29 augustMichael Faraday discovered electromagnetic induction, leadingto the formation of Faraday's law of induction.
08 septemberWilliam IV and Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen were crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
08 septemberThe Russian Empire brought the Polish November Uprising to anend when its troops captured Warsaw after a two-day assault.
15 septemberThe John Bull, the oldest operable steam locomotivein the world, ran for the first time in New Jersey on the Camden and Amboy Railroad.
09 octoberIoannis Kapodistrias, the Greek head of state, was assassinatedin Nafplion.
22 novemberAfter a bloody battle with the military causing 600 casualties,rebellious silkworkers seized Lyon, France, beginning the First CanutRevolt.
27 decemberAboard HMS Beagle, Charles Darwin left Plymouth, England, on what became a historic expedition to South America that made his name as a naturalist.
21 JulyBelgium gained independence from the Netherlands and Leopold became the first king.
20 SeptemberThe first steam-powered bus was built. Gordon Branz was the inventor of this bus with a capacity of 30 people and running very slow.
13 NovemberScottish physicist and mathematician Maxwell was born.
24 NovemberBritish physicist Michael Ferrede discovered electricity.
09 AugustSteam engine trains ran for the first time in America.
29 AugustMichael Faraday of Britain performed the Elektr Transformer for the first time.
03 JanuarySavitri Bai Phule, India's first female teacher was born in Satara, Maharashtra.
22 JanuaryEminent biologist Charles Darwin graduated.
07 FebruaryThe European country, Belgium, accepted the constitution.
19 MarchFirst Bank Robbery in America, $ 245,000 robbery at Citibank, New York, USA.
08 AprilThe famous social reformer Raja Ram Maehan Roy reached England.
01 JanuaryWilliam Lloyd Garrison began publishing the liberator, the slaveryist newspaper in Boston.
02 FebruaryPope Gregory XVI was elected as the 254th Pope in place of Pope Pius VII.
10 MarchFrench Foreign Legion was established.
16 MarchThe Hutchback of Notre-Dame was first published by Victor Hugo.
08 AprilThe famous social reformer Raja Ram Mohan Roy reached England.
04 JuneLeopold van Saxon-Coburg was elected as King of Belgium by the National Congress.
01 JulyAdmiral James C. Ross reaches magnetic north pole

Famous birthdays in the year 1831:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 JuneJohn Bell Hood / General / United States of America
01 NovemberHarry Atkinson / Politician / United Kingdom
04 February Oliver Ames / Politician / United States of America
05 SeptemberVictorien Sardou / Author / France
06 JulySylvester Pennoyer / Politician / United States of America
06 OctoberRichard Dedekind / Philosopher / Germany
07 JulyJane Elizabeth Dexter Conklin / Poet / United States of America
07 SeptemberAlexandre Falguière / Painter / France
08 JuneThomas J. Higgins / Sergeant / Canada
08 JulyJohn Pemberton / Chemist / United States of America
13 JuneJames Clerk Maxwell / Mathematician / Scotland
13 JulyArthur Böttcher / Pathologist / Germany
13 AugustSalomon Jadassohn / Pianist / Germany
16 February Nikolai Leskov / Author / Russia
19 NovemberJames A. Garfield / Lawyer / United States of America
19 DecemberBernice Pauahi Bishop / Philanthropist / United States of America
20 March Solomon L. Spink / Politician / United States of America
24 February Leo von Caprivi / Politician / Germany
29 NovemberFrederick Townsend Ward / Soldier / United States of America
31 OctoberPaolo Mantegazza / Physiologist / Italy

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1831:

YearName / Profession / Country
03 JanuarySavitribai Phule / Writer / India
03 January Savitribai Phule / Poet / India
03 JanuarySavitribai Phule / Poet / India
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