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Events of 1834
- January 1 – Zollverein: Customs charges are abolished at borders within Germany.
- January 3 – The government of Mexico imprisons Stephen F. Austin in Mexico City.
- March 6 – York, Upper Canada is incorporated as Toronto.
- March 11 – U.S. Survey of the Coast transferred to the Department of the Navy.
- March 27 – Andrew Jackson is censured by the Congress of the United States.
- April 14 – The Whig Party is officially named by United States Senator Henry Clay.
- June 7 – Greek independence general Theodoros Kolokotronis is sentenced to death for treason for resisting the rule of Otto of Greece (he is released next year).
- June 10 – Thomas Carlyle moves to Cheyne Row, (Carlyle's House), London.
- July 15 – The Spanish Inquisition, which began in the 15th century, is suppressed by royal decree.
- July 16 – William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne succeeds Earl Grey as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
- July 24 – The Liberal Wars end in Portugal.
- July 29 – Office of Indian Affairs organized.
- August 1 – Slavery is abolished in the British Empire (see Slavery Abolition Act).
- August 11/12 – Ursuline Convent Riots: A convent of Ursuline nuns is burned near Boston, MA.
- August 15 – The South Australia Act allows for the creation of a colony there.
- October 16 – The Palace of Westminster is destroyed by fire.
- December 10 – Sir Robert Peel succeeds Lord Melbourne as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
- December 11 – The Sixth Xhosa War is characterized by severe clashes between white settlers and Bantu peoples in Cape Colony; Dutch speaking settlers colonize the area north of Orange River.