1834

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1834 was 37 years before the founding of the City of Birmingham and the 15th year of Alabama statehood.

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Legislator Chambers McAdory in 1887

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In 1834, the Spanish Inquisition, long in decline, was officially abolished by royal decree. The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 went into effect, beginning the process of abolishing slavery in the British Empire. The Palace of Westminster was destroyed by fire. Athens became the capital of the newly independent Greek state.

Notable births in 1834 included chemist Dmitri Mendeleev, inventor Gottlieb Daimler, writer William Morris, sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, preacher Charles Spurgeon, painter James McNeill Whistler, painter Edgar Degas, mathematician John Venn, and astronomer and aeronautics pioneer Samuel Pierpont Langley. Notable deaths included farmer John Macarthur, Revolutionary War general Lafayette, writer Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Emperor Pedro I of Brazil, economist Thomas Robert Malthus, and essayist Charles Lamb.

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