Historical Events in March 1809

  • Mar 1 Embargo Act of 1807 repealed & Non-Intercourse Act signed
  • Mar 4 Madison becomes 1st president inaugurated in American-made clothes
  • Mar 22 Charles XIII succeeds Gustav IV Adolf to the Swedish throne.
  • Mar 28 Peninsular War: France defeats Spain in the Battle of Medelin.
  • Mar 29 King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden abdicates after a coup d'├ętat. At the Diet of Porvoo, Finland's four Estates pledge allegiance to Alexander I of Russia, commencing the secession of the Grand Duchy of Finland from Sweden.