- Thomas D. Armstrong became pastor of Ruhama Baptist Church.
- Union Baptist Church was founded in Shelby County.
- Hosea Holcombe became president of Alabama Baptist State Convention.
- James R. Powell arrived in Alabama, alone on horseback.
In 1833, Britain retook the Falkland Islands. Andrew Jackson began his second term as President. The British Parliament passed the Slavery Abolition Act. The city of Chicago was established. Don Carlos disputed 3-year old Isabella II becoming Queen of Spain, beginning the First Carlist War. A spectacular occurrence of the Leonid meteor shower was observed in Alabama, becoming known as "the night the stars fell."
Notable births in 1833 included Melville Fuller, John St. John, Johannes Brahms, Benjamin Harrison, and Alfred Nobel. Notable deaths included Richard Trevithick, William Wilberforce, and King Ferdinand VII of Spain.
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