I’ve been researching the year 1832 and discovered the following events of note:
- Greece was recognized as a sovereign, independent nation.
- Francois Arban, an early French balloonist, makes his first ascent.
- Andrew Jackson is re-elected U.S. president.
- The first curling club in the United States was organized at Orchard Lake, MI. (1831)
- Charles Darwin travels around South America on the Beagle.
The following people were born:
- Lewis Carroll, English author
- Louisa May Alcott, American author
The following people died:
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer
- Charles Carroll, the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence
What I probably would listened to:
- Richard Wagner
- Felix Mendelssohn
- Ludwig van Beethoven (died in 1827)
- Franz Liszt
- Franz Peter Schubert (died 1828)
- Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber (died 1826)
Interesting ideas I probably would have been into:
I’d mention clothing but the 1830’s is probably my least favorite period for fashion (and you thought those big shoulders from the 1980’s were bad…).
And finally, as I found out today for certain, the following buildings and homes were built in 1832:
- Merchants’ Exchange, Philadelphia (see building)
- Abbey Road Studios, UK (see building)
- James Ford House, PA (see building)
- Hamilton-Holly House, home of Trash and Vaudeville, New York (see picture)
- Josiah Mason Jr. House, MA (see picture)
- Our little row house!
After a impromptu trip to City Hall, more about that later, thanks to the historical commission who has a file on our house, I got a relatively detailed history of the first few decades of our home and discovered it was built in 1832. So, a little removed from the 18th Century (sniff…) but still a very respectable old age. In 2032, if we’re still here, we can have a bicentennial party for our house!