Dickens turns 22.
Charles Dickens’s 22th birthday was on 7 February 1834.
Slavery abolished throughout Empire.
The Abolition of Slavery Act (1833), banning the purchase or owning of slaves throughout the British Empire, comes into force on 1 August, 1834.
English economist and demographer Thomas Robert Malthus dies, aged 68. He is best known for his theories on population growth, particularly the 1798 work ‘An Essay on the Principle of Population’. Malthus believed the world would not be able to feed increases in population as there wouldn’t be enough land to produce the food needed.