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