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Historical Events

Events 1 - 48 of 48

Jan 8th - Battle of New Orleans (War of 1812); the war had ended on 24th December 1814 but none of the combatants knew
Jan 30th - Burned US Library of Congress reestablished with Thomas Jefferson's 6500 vols
Feb 3rd - World's first commercial cheese factory established, in Switzerland
Feb 6th - NJ issues 1st US railroad charter (John Stevens)
Feb 13th - The Cambridge Union Society is founded.
Feb 26th - Napoleon & 1,200 leave Elba to start 100-day re-conquest of France
Mar 1st - Sunday observance in Netherlands regulated by law
Mar 2nd - Signing of Kandyan treaty by British invaders and Sri Lankan King.
Mar 3rd - US declares war on Algiers for taking US prisoners & demanding tribute
Mar 16th - Willem I proclaimed king of the Netherlands, including Belgium
Mar 20th - Napoleon enters Paris after escape from Elba, begins 100-day rule
Mar 24th - Handel & Haydn Society of Boston founded
French Emperor Napoléon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte Apr 5th - Eruption of Tambora volcano (Sumbawa Java)
Apr 6th - English militia shoots prisoners, 100's killed
Apr 10th - Austria declares war on realm of Naples
May 3rd - Battle at Tolentino: Austria beats king Joachim of Naples
May 16th - The Governor of New South Wales, Lachlan Macquarie, officially names the town of Blackheath in the upper Blue Mountains.
May 24th - George Evans discovers Lachlan River, Australia
Jun 1st - Napoleon Bonaparte swears fidelity to the Constitution of France.
Jun 8th - 39 German states unite under Act of Confederation
Jun 9th - End of the Congress of Vienna: New European political situation is set.
Jun 16th - Battle at Ligny: French army under Napoleon beats Prussia
Jun 16th - Battle at Quatre-Bras: allies strike French
Jun 17th - Stephen Decatur conquerors Algerian frigate Mashouda
Jun 18th - Battle of Waterloo; Napoleon and France defeated by British forces under Wellington and Prussian troops under Blucher
Jun 22nd - 2nd abdication of Napoleon (after Waterloo)
Jun 30th - US naval hero Stephen Decatur ends attacks by Algerian pirates
Jul 9th - 1st natural gas well in US is discovered
King of France Louis XVIIIKing of France Louis XVIII Jul 9th - King Louis XVIII leaves Ghent for France
Jul 9th - Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Prince de Benevente becomes Prime Minister of France.
Jul 15th - Napoleon surrenders to Captain Frederick Maitland of HMS Bellerophon at Rochefort after his earlier defeat at the Battle of Waterloo
Jul 15th - 1st flat horse race held at English race track Cheltenham on Nottingham Hill
Aug 6th - US flotilla ends piracy by Algiers, Tunis & Tripoli
Aug 9th - Napoleon Bonaparte sets sail for exile on St Helena on board British ship the Northumberland
Sep 21st - King Willem I takes oath in Brussels
Sep 26th - Russia, Prussia & Austria sign Holy Alliance
Sep 28th - Joachim Murats fleet sails from Corsica to Naples
Sep 29th - King Willem I forms Dutch Order of the Lion
Oct 8th - Joachim Murat's forces land at Pizzo, Italy
Oct 12th - Ex-king Joachim Murat van Naples sentenced to death
Oct 15th - Napoleon Bonaparte arrives on island of St Helena to begin his exile
Oct 31st - Sir Humphrey Davy of London patents miner's safety lamp
Nov 20th - 2nd Peace of Paris: France & allies after 2nd defeat and abdication of Napoleon Bonaparte.
Nov 20th - Russia, Prussia, Austria & England signs Alliance "for the maintenance of peace in Europe" same day as Treaty of Paris
Nov 27th - City of Kraków (Poland) declared a free republic state by the Congress of Vienna
Nov 27th - Adoption of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Poland
Dec 5th - Foundation of Maceió in Brazil.
Dec 15th - Rossini gets assignment for Il barbiere di Siviglia

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 108

Jan 1st - Charles Renouvier, French philosopher (neocriticism)
Jan 8th - George Webb Morell, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1883)
Jan 8th - Lawrence Pike Graham, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1905)
Jan 9th - William Jackson of Masham, English composer and organist, born in Masham, Yorkshire (d. 1866)
Jan 10th - Alexander Brydie Dyer, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1874)
Jan 10th - Thomas Williams, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
Jan 11th - John A. Macdonald, First Prime Minister of Canada (1867-1873 and 1878-1891), born in Glasgow, Scotland
Prime Minister of Canada John A. MacdonaldPrime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald (Jan 11th) Jan 13th - William Henry French, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1881)
Jan 15th - Henry Morris Naglee, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1886)
Jan 16th - Adolph Trube, composer
Jan 16th - Henry Wagner "Old Brains" Halleck, Maj-General (Union Army)
Jan 18th - James Chesnut Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1885)
Jan 18th - Richard Yates Gov, MC (Union), (d. 1873)
Jan 18th - Constantin von Tischendorf, German biblical scholar (d. 1874)
Jan 21st - Horace Wells, dentist (pioneered use of medical anethesia)
Jan 21st - John Bingham, American politician and lawyer (d. 1900)
Jan 22nd - Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger, composer
Jan 28th - Andrew Jackson Hamilton, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1875)
Feb 2nd - Nathaniel Collins McLean, Brig Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1905)
Feb 12th - Edward Forbes, Douglas Isle of Man, English Naturalist and pioneer in the field of biogeography
Feb 18th - Henri Leys, Flemish painter
Feb 21st - Ernest Meissonier, French painter/sculptor
Feb 25th - Robert Hall Chilton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
Mar 2nd - Antonio Buzzolla, composer
Mar 5th - John Wentworth, American politician (d. 1888)
Mar 9th - David Davis, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1886)
Mar 13th - James Curtis Hepburn, American missionary and linguist (d. 1911)
Mar 14th - Josephine Lang, composer
Mar 28th - Arsène Houssaye, French novelist (d. 1896)
Mar 30th - Wincenty Studzinski, composer
German Statesman Otto Von BismarckGerman Statesman Otto Von Bismarck (Apr 1st) Apr 1st - Otto Von Bismarck, Germany, chancellor (1866-90)
Apr 6th - Friedrich Robert Volkmann, composer
Apr 11th - Klara Fey, German orchestra leader (Deutscher Arbeiterverein)
Apr 12th - Henry Hugo Pierson, composer
Apr 24th - Anthony Trollope, English novelist/poet (Barchester Towers)
Apr 24th - James Edward Harrison, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1875)
Apr 28th - Andrew Jackson Smith, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1897)
Apr 29th - Abram Duryee, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1890)
May 3rd - Hermanus W Witteveen, Dutch theologist
May 5th - Eugene-Marin Labiche, French playwright
May 8th - Jean Delphin Alard, French violinist/composer
May 18th - Thomas Stanhope Bocock, rep (Confederacy), (d. 1891)
May 19th - John Gross Barnard, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1882)
May 27th - Henry Parkes, British journalist/premier of Australia
Jun 1st - Otto of Greece (d. 1862)
Jun 2nd - Philip Kearny, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
Jun 3rd - Martin Edward Green, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
Jun 4th - Paul Jones Semmes, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
Jun 6th - Francesco Antonio Norberto Pinto, composer
Jun 11th - Julia Margaret Cameron, English photographer (d. 1879)
Jun 19th - John William Glover, composer
Jun 19th - Cornelius Krieghoff, Canadian painter (d. 1872)
Jul 13th - James Alexander Seddon, Secy War (Confederacy), (d. 1880)
Jul 21st - Stewart Van Vliet, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1901)
Jul 24th - Antoine T D'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia) [or Jan 3, 1810]
Jul 28th - Stefan Dunjov, Banat Bulgarian military figure (d. 1889)
Jul 30th - Thomas Jackson Rodman, Salem Indiana, Bvt Brigadier General (Union volunteers) was an American military inventor of the rodman gun and perforated-cake gunpowder
Aug 1st - Richard Henry Dana, novelist/lawyer spent 2 years before mast
Aug 2nd - Adolf Friedrich von Schack, German writer (d. 1894)
Aug 4th - Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich, Sulz am Neckar, German Physician and advocate of scientific medicine
Aug 5th - Edward J Eyre, British explorer/governor (Jamaica)
Aug 16th - John Bosco, Italian priest and educator (d. 1888)
Aug 19th - John Porter McCown, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
Aug 29th - Anna Ella Carroll, US, civil war writer (Reconstruction)
Sep 4th - Andreas I Schaepman, archbishop of Utrecht 1868-82
Sep 4th - Mihaly Mosonyi, composer
Sep 5th - Carl Wilhelm, composer
Sep 5th - Tyree Harris Bell, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1902)
Sep 6th - John Richardson Liddell, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
Sep 6th - Karol Katski, composer
Sep 7th - Howell Cobb II, Major General/Secy of Treas (Union), (d. 1868)
Sep 7th - John McDouall Stuart, Australian explorer (d. 1866)
Sep 8th - Alexander Ramsey, Gov (Union), (d. 1903)
Sep 10th - Eleazer Arthur Paine, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
Sep 18th - Henry Constantine Wayne, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
Sep 29th - Andreas Aschenbach, German painter/engraver
Oct 11th - Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsican representative of the people
Oct 12th - William Joseph Hardee, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1873)
Oct 13th - Jules Quicherat, French historian/archaeologist
Oct 16th - Francis Lubbock, Governor of Texas (d. 1905)
Oct 17th - Emanuel Geibel, writer
Oct 23rd - João Maurício Wanderley, Brazilian magistrate and politician (d. 1889)
Oct 24th - John Edwards, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1894)
Oct 25th - Ernesto Camillo Sivori, composer
Oct 25th - Philipp Fahrbach, composer
Oct 29th - Daniel Emmett, American composer (d. 1904)
Oct 29th - Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak politician, author of Slovak language (d. 1856)
Oct 31st - Karl Weierstrass, Germany, mathematician (theory of functions)
Nov 1st - Crawford Williamson Long, surgeon/pioneer (use of ether)
Nov 1st - Douglas Hancock Cooper, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
Nov 2nd - George Boole, mathematician (Boolean algebra)
Nov 3rd - Adrien Louis Victor Boieldieu, composer
Nov 3rd - John Mitchel, Fenian
Women's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady StantonWomen's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton (Nov 12th) Nov 12th - Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Johnstown NY, women's rights activist
Nov 15th - John Banvard, painted worlds largest painting (3 mile canvas), born in NYC, New York
Nov 23rd - William Dennison, postmaster/general (Union), (d. 1882)
Nov 24th - James Trapier, N Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1865)
Nov 24th - Grace Darling, English heroine (d. 1842)
Nov 29th - Stephen Augustus Hurlbut, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1882)
Dec 8th - Adolph Menzel, German painter and graphic artist (d. 1905)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Jan 2nd - Leading Romantic Age poet Lord Byron (27) marries Anne Isabella Milbanke (22)by special licence, at Seaham Hall in County Durham.

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 39 of 39

Jan 8th - Edward Pakenham, Engl general (Battle of New Orleans), dies in battle
Jan 15th - Emma, Lady Hamilton, English mistress of Lord Nelson (b. 1761
Jan 21st - M Claudius, writer, dies at 74
Jan 31st - José Félix Ribas, Venezuelan independentist leader (b. 1775)
Feb 4th - Geert Reinders, Dutch cattle breeder/inoculation proponent, dies at 77
Feb 4th - Jacob van Strij, Dutch cartoonist/graphic artist, dies at 58
Feb 17th - Franz Gotz, composer, dies at 59
Feb 19th - Leonhard von Call, composer, dies at 47
Commercial Steamboat Inventor Robert FultonCommercial Steamboat Inventor Robert Fulton (Feb 24th) Feb 24th - Robert Fulton, steamboat pioneer, dies at 49
Feb 26th - Prince Josias of Coburg, Austrian general (b. 1737)
Mar 5th - Franz Mesmer, Austrian developer of hypnotism (b. 1734)
Apr 21st - Joseph Winston, U.S. Congressman from North Carolina (b. 1746)
May 21st - Roman Hoffstetter, composer, dies at 73
May 29th - Cornelis de Gijselaar, politician/patriot, dies at 64
Jun 1st - Louis Alexandre Berthier, French marshal (b. 1853)
Jun 6th - Samuel Whitbread, English Politician
Jun 16th - Frederik Willem, duke of Brunswick (1813-15), dies in battle
Jun 17th - Hammida, Algerian admiral, dies in battle
Jun 18th - Thomas Picton, British general (killed in battle) (b. 1758)
Jun 18th - Guillaume Philibert Duhesme, French general (b. 1766)
Aug 2nd - Guillaume Marie Anne Brune, French marshal (b. 1763)
Aug 6th - James A. Bayard (elder), United States Senator from Delaware (b. 1767)
Aug 18th - Chauncey Goodrich, American politician (b. 1759)
Sep 9th - John Singleton Copley, British painter, dies at 77
Sep 12th - Jose Mauricio, composer, dies at 63
Sep 24th - John Sevier, indian fighter (Gov/Rep-Tn), dies at 70
Sep 28th - Nicolas Desmarest, French geographer (Volcanos), dies at 90
Oct 13th - Joachim Murat, marshal of France/King of Naples (1808-15), executed
Oct 31st - Daniel Belknap, composer, dies at 44
Nov 15th - Johann Lukas Schubaur, composer, dies at 65
Nov 25th - Johann Peter Saloman, composer, dies at 70
Nov 28th - Johann Peter Salomon, composer, dies at 70
Dec 3rd - John Carroll (priest), first Roman Catholic archbishop in the U.S. (b. 1735)
Dec 7th - Michel Ney, French marshal (Waterloo), murdered at 46
Dec 19th - Michel Woldemar, composer, dies at 65
Dec 19th - Robert Hudson, composer, dies at 83
Dec 20th - Giovanni Meli, Sicilian poet (Buccolica), dies at 75
Dec 22nd - Jose Maria Morelos, Mexican revolutionary priest executed by Spaniards
Dec 29th - Saartjie Baartman, Hottentot Venus, dies in Paris

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