- Jan 11 1st pineapples planted in Hawaii (or 1/21)
- Jan 28 Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" is published by Thomas Egerton in the United Kingdom.
- May 23 South American independence leader Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, and is proclaimed El Libertador ("The Liberator")
- Oct 5 Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British
- Oct 16 Battle of Leipzig, largest battle in Europe prior to WWI, Napoleon's forces defeated by Prussia, Austria & Russia
- Nov 6 Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain
"Uncle Sam" 1st used to refer to the US, by Troy Post of New York
On September 7, 1813