Historical Events for Year 1799

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Jan 9th - British Prime Minister William Pitt introduces income tax to raise funds for the war against Napoleon.
Jan 10th - Friedrich von Schiller's "Die Piccolomini," premieres in Weimar
Jan 14th - Eli Whitney receives government contract for 10,000 muskets
Jan 14th - King of Naples flees before advancing French armies
Jan 17th - Maltese patriot Dun Mikiel Xerri, along with a number of other patriots, was executed.
Jan 25th - 1st US patent for a seeding machine, Eliakim Spooner, Vermont
Feb 9th - USS Constellation captures French frigate Insurgents off Nevis, W I
Feb 13th - 1st US law regulating insurance passed by Massachusetts legislature
Feb 15th - 1st US printed ballots authorized, Pennsylvania
Feb 25th - 1st federal forestry legislation authorizes purchase of timber land
Feb 25th - US Congress passes 1st federal quarantine legislation
Mar 2nd - Congress standardizes US weights & measures
Mar 6th - Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa, Palestine
Mar 7th - The Royal Institution of Great Britain founded; dedicated to scientific research and education.
French Emperor Napoléon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte Mar 12th - Austria declares war on France
Mar 19th - Joseph Haydn's "Die Schopfung" premieres in Vienna
Mar 26th - Napoleon captures Jaffa, Palestine
Mar 28th - NY State abolished slavery
Mar 29th - New York passes a law aimed at gradually abolishing slavery in the state.
Apr 16th - Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Mount Tabor - Napoleon drives Ottoman Turks across the River Jordan near Acre.
Apr 20th - Friedrich von Schiller's "Wallensteins Tod" premieres in Weimar
May 4th - Fourth Anglo-Mysore War: The Battle of Seringapatam: The siege of Seringapatam ends when the city is assaulted and the Tipu Sultan killed by the besieging British army, under the command of General George Harris.
May 22nd - Napoleon makes statement in support of re-establishing Jerusalem for Jews
Naturalist and Explorer Alexander von HumboldtNaturalist and Explorer Alexander von Humboldt Jun 5th - Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland set sail in the Pizarro from A Coruña and begin their 5 year Latin American expedition
Jun 22nd - Britain & Russia decide to invade Bataafse Republic
Jul 7th - Ranjit Singh's men take up their positions outside Lahore.
Jul 15th - The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign.
Jul 24th - William Clark (of Lewis & Clark) is willed the slave York
Jul 25th - French-Egyptian forces under Napoleon I beat Turks at Battle of Abukir
Aug 13th - British fleet under Lord Seymour overthrows Suriname
Aug 23rd - Napoleon leaves Egypt for France en route to seize power.
Aug 27th - British invasion army lands in North Holland
Aug 30th - Batavian fleet surrenders to British
Sep 1st - Bank of Manhattan Company opens in NYC (forerunner to Chase Manhattan)
Explorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition William ClarkExplorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition William Clark Sep 19th - English & Russian invasion army conquerors Receiver
Oct 2nd - Duke of York & Russians capture Alkmaar in Netherlands
Oct 6th - Battle of Castricum: French & Bataafs army beats British/Russian army
Oct 9th - Sinking of British frigate HMS Lutine, with the loss of 240 men and a cargo worth £1,200,000 off Dutch coast.
Oct 10th - Convention of Alkmaar: British/Russian invasion army departs
Oct 22nd - Russia leaves second anti-French Coalition
Nov 9th - Napoleon Bonaparte becomes dictator (1st consul) of France
Nov 12th - Andrew Ellicott makes the first known record of a meteor shower observation in the U.S, from a ship off the coast of Florida Keys
Dec 10th - Metric system adopted in France, first country to do so
Dec 18th - George Washington's body interred at Mount Vernon
Dec 24th - Jacobin plot against Napoleon uncovered
Dec 26th - George Washington is eulogized by Col Henry Lee as "1st in war, 1st in peace & 1st in hearts of his countrymen"

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