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  • Jan 1st Dutch East Indies Company dissolves
  • Jan 2nd Free African American community of Philadelphia petitions US Congress to abolish the slave trade
  • Jan 5th 1st Swedenborgian temple in US holds 1st service, Baltimore
  • Jan 8th Austrians defeat French in 2nd battle of Novi
  • Jan 8th Wild Boy of Aveyron discovered in southern France
  • Jan 30th US population: 5,308,483; African American population 1,002,037 (18.9%)
  • Mar 14th Luigi Chiaramonti crowned Pope Pius VII
  • Mar 17th British warship Queen Charlotte catches fire; 700 die
  • Mar 20th French army defeats Turks at Helipolis & advance to Cairo

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Mar 20th Alessandro Volta reports his discovery of the electric battery in a letter to Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society of London

Physicist and Inventor Alessandro Volta
Physicist and Inventor
Alessandro Volta
Botanist and explorer Joseph Banks
Botanist and explorer
Joseph Banks

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Apr 2nd 1st performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's 1st Symphony in C

  • Apr 24th US Library of Congress establishes with $5,000 allocation
  • May 7th Indiana Territory organized
  • May 14th Friedrich von Schiller's "Macbeth" premieres in Weimar
  • May 15th King George III survives a 2nd assassination attempt
  • May 15th Pope Pius VII calls on French bishops to return to Gospel principles
  • Jun 7th David Thompson reaches the mouth of the Saskatchewan River in Manitoba.
  • Jun 14th Battle of Marengo (Alessandria): Bonaparte vs Austria
  • Jun 29th Free mason lodge establishes in Alkmaar
  • Jul 8th Dr Benjamin Waterhouse gives 1st cowpox vaccination in the US to his son to prevent smallpox
  • Jul 9th Mt Vernon Gardens becomes site of 1st summer theater in US
  • Jul 10th The British Indian Government establishes the Fort William College to promote Urdu, Hindi and other vernaculars of sub continent.
  • Aug 30th Gabriel Prosser leads a slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia
  • Sep 5th Malta surrenders to British after they blockade French troops
  • Sep 7th Zion AME Church dedicated (NYC)
  • Sep 13th Curacao in British hands (until Jan 1803)
  • Oct 1st Spain cedes Louisiana to France in a secret treaty
  • Oct 17th Dutch colony Curacao transfered to England

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Nov 1st John Adams becomes the first US president to live in White House

2nd US President John Adams
2nd US President
John Adams
  • Nov 17th Congress held 1st session in Wash DC in incompleted Capitol building
  • Nov 24th Weber's opera "Das Waldmadchen" premieres in Freiburg

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Nov 24th Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland depart Caracas for Cuba where they met fellow botanist John Fraser

Naturalist and Explorer Alexander von Humboldt
Naturalist and Explorer
Alexander von Humboldt
  • Dec 12th Washington, D.C. established as capital of US