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Historical Events

Events 1 - 28 of 28

Jan 1st - The Irish Parliament votes to join the Kingdom of Great Britain, forming the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Jan 1st - The dwarf planet Ceres is discovered by Italian monk Giuseppe Piazzi.
Jan 20th - John Marshall appointed US chief justice
Feb 9th - France & Austria sign Peace of Luneville
Feb 17th - US House of Representatives breaks electoral college tie, chooses Thomas Jefferson President over Burr
Feb 27th - Washington, D.C. placed under Congressional jurisdiction
Mar 3rd - 1st US Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia
Mar 4th - 1st US President inaugurated in Washington, D.C. (Thomas Jefferson)
Mar 7th - Massachusetts enacts 1st state voter registration law
Mar 8th - British drive French forces from Abukir, Egypt
Mar 10th - First census in Great Britain
Mar 24th - Aleksandr Pavlovich Romanov becomes Tsar Alexander I of Russia
Apr 2nd - Napoleonic Wars: naval Battle of Copenhagen - The British led by Horatio Nelson destroy the Danish fleet.
Apr 8th - Soldiers riot in Bucharest, kill 128 Jews
British Admiral Horatio NelsonBritish Admiral Horatio Nelson Apr 11th - Johann von Schiller's "Die Jungfrau von Orleans" premieres in Leipzig
Apr 24th - 1st performance of Joseph Haydn's oratorio "Die Jahreszeiten"
May 10th - First Barbary War: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America (1st US foreign war)
Jun 6th - Peace of Badajoz: Spain-Portugal
Jun 10th - Tripoli declares war on US for refusing tribute
Jul 6th - Battle at Algeciras: French fleet beats British
Jul 7th - Toussaint L'Ouverture declares Haitian independence
Jul 11th - French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons discovers his 1st comet
Jul 12th - Battle at Algeciras: British fleet beats French & Spanish
Jul 16th - Pope Pius VII & 1st consul Napoleon sign concord
Jul 20th - Elisha Brown Jr pressed a 1,235 pound cheese ball at his farm
Oct 1st - Britain & France signs Preliminary of London
French Emperor Napoléon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte Nov 10th - Kentucky outlaws duelling
Nov 16th - First edition of New York Evening Post

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 64 of 64

Jan 11th - John Lodge Ellerton, composer
Jan 21st - Ramon Vilanova y Barrera, composer
Jan 29th - Johannes Bernardus van Bree, Dutch violinist/composer (Felix Meritis)
Feb 1st - Adolf Fredrik Lindblad, composer
Feb 1st - Thomas Cole, US, romantic landscape painter (Hudson River School)
Feb 1st - Émile Littré, French lexicographer (d. 1881)
Feb 7th - John Rylands, England, merchant/philanthropist
Feb 21st - Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda, composer
Feb 21st - John Henry Newman, England, cardinal/author (Dream of Gerontius)
Mar 15th - Coenraad J van Houten, Dutch cocoa manufacturer
Mar 21st - Maria Theresa of Tuscany, Queen of Sardinia (d. 1855)
Mar 23rd - Peterus D Regout, Dutch industrialist (Sphinx, Maastricht)
Apr 7th - Henry Eagle, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1882)
Apr 11th - Claude Tillier, French journalist/writer (My Uncle Benjamin)
Apr 12th - Henry de Cock, Dutch reformed vicar/secession leader
Apr 12th - Josef Franz Karl Lanner, Austria, composer/violist
Apr 19th - Gustav T Fechner, [Dr Mises], German philosopher/physicist
Apr 26th - Ambrose Dudley Mann, American diplomat (d. 1889)
May 6th - George Sears Greene, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1899)
May 9th - Samuel Cousins, mezzotint engraver
May 11th - Henri Labrouste, French architect (d. 1875)
May 16th - William H. Seward, United States Secretary of State, bought Alaska at 2 ¢/acre (d. 1872)
May 31st - Johann Georg Baiter, Swiss philologist (d. 1887)
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham YoungFounder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young (Jun 1st) Jun 1st - Brigham Young, Whitingham Vermont, American religious leader (Mormon church)
Jun 3rd - Frantisek Jan Skroup, composer
Jun 4th - James Pennethorne, architect
Jun 14th - Heber C. Kimball, American religious leader (d. 1868)
Jun 15th - Benjamin Raymond, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1883)
Jun 16th - Julius Plücker, German mathematician and physicist (d. 1868)
Jun 23rd - Daniel Smith Donelson, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
Jul 5th - David Farragut, Campbell's Station, Tennessee, US Admiral ("Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!")
Jul 12th - John Hill Hewitt, composer
Jul 14th - Johannes Peter Müller, German physiologist (d. 1858)
Jul 26th - John Drake Sloat, Ret Major General Comm (Union Navy), (d. 1867)
Jul 27th - George Biddle Airy, 7th Astronomer Royal
Jul 29th - George Bradshaw, English publisher (d. 1853)
US Civil War Admiral David FarragutUS Civil War Admiral David Farragut (Jul 5th) Aug 3rd - Joseph Paxton, English landscape architect (Crystal Palace)
Aug 10th - Robert Woodward Barnwell, MC (Confederacy), (d. 1882)
Aug 21st - Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, WW II Dutch statesman/historian
Aug 28th - Antoine A Cournot, French philosopher/mathematician (rule of Cournot)
Sep 4th - Cullen Whipple, Providence Rhode Island, American Inventor (pointed screw machine)
Sep 10th - Marie Laveau, American Voodoo practitioner (d. 1881)
Sep 12th - Giuseppe Concone, Italian singing-teacher
Sep 17th - Edward William Lane, translator (Thousand & 1 Nights)
Sep 24th - Mikhail Vasilievich Ostrogradsky, Ukrainian scientist (d. 1862)
Oct 6th - Hippolyte Carnot, French statesman (d. 1888)
Oct 7th - Adolf Muller, composer
Oct 12th - Friedrich Frey-Herosé, Swiss statesman (d. 1873)
Oct 14th - Joseph AF Plateau, Belgium, physicist (blinded-stared at Sun 25 secs)
Oct 23rd - Gustav Albert Lortzing, composer
Oct 28th - Karl Georg Lickl, composer
Nov 3rd - Karl Baedeker, Germany, published travel books
Nov 3rd - Vincenzo Bellini, Italian opera composer (La Sonnambula, Norma)
Nov 9th - Gail Borden, Norwich New York, American Manufacturer and Inventor of condensed milk
Nov 10th - Vladimir Dal, Russian lexicographer (d. 1872)
Nov 13th - Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, queen of Prussia (d. 1873)
Nov 13th - Amalie Auguste of Bavaria, queen of Saxony (d. 1877)
Nov 24th - Ludwig Bechstein, German poet (d. 1860)
Nov 27th - Alexander Egorovich Varlamov, composer
Dec 7th - Johann Nepomuk Nestroy, Austrian actor (Judith und Holofernes)
Dec 11th - Grabbe, writer
Dec 12th - Johann (John), King of Saxony (1854-73) (translated Divina Commedia)
Dec 27th - Guillaume L Baud, Dutch minister of Colonies (1848-49)
Dec 28th - James Barnes, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1869)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 37 of 37

Jan 2nd - Johann C Lavater, Swiss vicar/philosopher, dies at 59
Jan 11th - Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (Matrimonio segreto), dies at 51
Feb 7th - Daniel Chodowiecki, Polish painter (b. 1726)
Feb 8th - Johann Chrysostomus Drexel, composer, dies at 43
Mar 14th - Christian Friedrich Penzel, composer, dies at 63
Mar 17th - Juan de Sesse y Balaguer, composer, dies at 64
Mar 21st - Andrea Lucchesi, composer, dies at 59
Mar 23rd - Tsar Paul I of Russia (1796-1801) is struck with a sword, strangled, and trampled to death in his bedroom at St. Michael's Castle aged 46
Mar 25th - Anthony Ziesenis, architect/sculptor (Camper), dies at 69
Mar 25th - Novalis, writer, dies at 28
Mar 28th - Ralph Abercromby, English army commander (North Holland), dies at 66
Apr 2nd - Thomas Dadford Junior, British canal engineer (b. circa 1761)
Apr 7th - Noël François de Wailly, French lexicographer (b. 1724)
May 5th - Philippe-Lambert-Joseph Spruyt, Flemish painter/engraver, dies at 74
May 12th - Nicholas Repnin, Russian statesman (b. 1734)
May 14th - Johann Ernst Altenburg, composer, dies at 66
May 15th - Louis C count Barbiano de Belgioioso, Austrian diplomat, dies at 73
May 17th - William Heberden, English physician (b. 1710)
May 19th - Herman H Vitringa, politician (National Meetings), dies
May 22nd - Heinrich Gottfried Reichard, composer, dies at 58
Jun 4th - Frederick Muhlenberg, American statesman (b. 1750)
US Defector General Benedict ArnoldUS Defector General Benedict Arnold (Jun 14th) Jun 14th - Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary War general, dies in London at 60
Jun 23rd - Bendix Friedrich Zinck, composer, dies at 58
Jul 3rd - Johann Nepomuk Went, composer, dies at 56
Jul 26th - Daniel Dal Barba, composer, dies at 86
Aug 22nd - Pieter G van Overstraten, gov-gen of Neth-Indies, dies at 46
Aug 24th - Jacques-Denis Antoine, French builder (La Monnaie Paris), dies at 68
Sep 1st - Robert Bage, English writer (Hermsprong), dies
Sep 10th - Jason Fairbanks, American murderer (b. 1780)
Oct 3rd - Philippe Henri, marquis de Ségur, Marshal of France (b. 1724)
Oct 23rd - Johann Gottlieb Naumann, German composer, dies at 60
Nov 4th - William Shippen, American physician and delegate to the Continental Congress (b. 1712)
Nov 5th - Norinaga Moto'ori, Japanese scientist, dies
Nov 6th - Christian Friedrich Gregor, composer, dies at 78
Nov 9th - Carl Philipp Stamitz, composer, dies at 56
Nov 24th - Franz Moritz Graf von Lacy, Austrian field marshal (b. 1725)
Nov 28th - Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, French geologist (b. 1750)

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