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  • Jan 8th Cape colony becomes British colony
  • Jan 8th Lewis & Clark find skeleton of 105' blue whale in Oregon

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Jan 9th Admiral Viscount Horatio Nelson receives a state funeral and is interred in St Paul's Cathedral.

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson
  • Jan 10th Dutch in Capetown surrender to British
  • Jan 12th French evacuate Vienna
  • Jan 19th Britain occupies Cape of Good Hope
  • Jan 30th Prussia takes possession of Hanover
  • Jan 30th The original Lower Trenton Toll Bridge, which spans the Delaware River between Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, is opened. A later bridge opened in 1935 is also known as the Trenton Makes - the World Takes Bridge.
  • Mar 29th Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.
  • Apr 5th Isaac Quintard patents apple cider

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May 30th Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson's wife of bigamy.

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • Jun 5th 1st trotter to break 3 minute mile (Yankee)
  • Jun 5th Batavian Republic becomes Kingdom of Holland
  • Jun 24th British under Commodore Popham and Colonel Beresford reach Buenos Aires
  • Jun 27th Buenos Aires captured by British
  • Jul 3rd Michael Keens exhibits 1st cultivated strawberry
  • Jul 10th The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company.
  • Jul 15th Zebulon Pike began his journey to explore the Southwest
  • Aug 6th Holy Roman Empire ends; it was neither holy, Roman, nor an empire. Francis II renounces the title, becoming Emperor of Austria.
  • Sep 2nd A side of Rossberg Peak collapses into Goldau Valley Switz, kills 500
  • Sep 23rd Lewis & Clark return to St Louis from Pacific Northwest
  • Oct 7th Carbon paper patented in London by inventor Ralph Wedgewood
  • Oct 8th British forces lay siege to French port of Boulogne using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve
  • Oct 9th Prussia declares war on France
  • Oct 14th Battle of Auerstadt-French beat Prussians
  • Oct 17th Former leader of the Haitian Revolution, Emperor Jacques I of Haiti was assassinated after an oppressive rule.
  • Oct 27th The French Army enters in Berlin
  • Nov 15th 1st US college magazine, Yale Literary Government, publishes 1st issue
  • Nov 15th Explorer Zebulon Pike sights Pikes Peak (Colorado)

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Nov 21st Decree of Berlin: Emperor Napoleon I bans all trade with England

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte