Historical Events for Year 1802
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Jan 6th - Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland reach Quito, Ecuador
Jan 25th - Napoleon Bonaparte elected president of Italian (Cisalpine) Republic
Jan 26th - Congress passes an act calling for a US Capitol library
Jan 29th - John Beckley of Virginia appointed first Librarian of Congress
Feb 2nd - 1st leopard exhibited in US, Boston (admission 25 cents)
Feb 8th - Simon Willard patents banjo clock
Mar 16th - Law signed to establish US Military Academy (West Point, NY)
Mar 16th - US Army Corps of Engineers established (2nd time)
Mar 25th - France, Netherlands, Spain & Great Britain sign Peace of Amiens
Mar 27th - Treaty of Amiens-French Revolutionary War ends
Mar 28th - Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man.
Apr 8th - French Protestant church becomes state-supported & -controlled
Apr 15th - William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy see a "long belt" of daffodils, inspiring the former to pen "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud".
May 3rd - Washington, D.C. is incorporated as a city
French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte May 19th - French Order of Legion d'Honneur forms
Jun 4th - Grieving over the death of his wife, Marie Clotilde of France, King Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia abdicates his throne in favor of his brother, Victor Emmanuel.
Jun 9th - US Academy at West Point founded
Jun 15th - Toussaint L'Ouverture leaves Haiti, prisoner on French ship Héros
Jul 4th - US Military Academy officially opens (West Point, NY)
Jul 7th - 1st comic book "The Wasp" is published
Aug 2nd - Napoleon declared "Consul for Life"
Aug 7th - Napoleon orders re-instatement of slavery on St Domingue (Haiti)
Aug 25th - Toussaint L'Ouverture imprisoned in Fort de Joux, Jura, France
Sep 11th - France annexes the Kingdom of Piedmont.
Oct 10th - 1st non-Indian settlement in Oklahoma
Nov 1st - Delegates meet at Chillicothe, Ohio, to form a state constitutional convention.
Dec 2nd - Britain sells Suriname to the Netherlands