Historical Events in 1802

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Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Jan 6th Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland reach Quito, Ecuador

Naturalist and Explorer Alexander von Humboldt
Naturalist and Explorer
Alexander von Humboldt

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Jan 25th Napoleon Bonaparte elected president of Italian (Cisalpine) Republic

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 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
  • 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