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Philadelphia Timeline, 1832

1832

  • February 22. Cornerstone of the Merchants' Exchange laid.
  • April 2. Cornerstone of the Moyamensing Prison laid.
  • June 6. The Philadelphia and Norristown Railroad opened to Germantown.
  • July 5. Cholera commenced. Ended October 4. Deaths, 935.
  • August 10-12. Race riots between whites and blacks at and adjacent to a flying horse exhibition (carousel) South Street above Seventh. Three hundred special constables sworn in to quell the nightly riots.
  • September 13. West Chester Railroad opened to the intersection of Columbia Railroad.

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Excerpted from "Happenings in ye Olde Philadelphia 1680-1900" by Rudolph J. Walther, 1925, Walther Printing House, Philadelphia, PA

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