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  • Jan 2nd US Sen Thomas Pickering is 1st senator censured (revealed confidential documents communicated by the president of the US)
  • Jan 8th Louisiana slave revolt by Charles Deslondes at German Coast
  • Jan 9th 1st Women's Golf Tournament held
  • Jan 10th Louisiana slaves rebell in 2 parishes
  • Feb 2nd Russian settlers establish Ft Ross trading post, north of SF
  • Feb 11th President Madison prohibits trade with Britain for 3rd time in 4 years
  • Feb 20th Austria declares bankruptcy
  • Mar 1st Egyptian king Muhammad Ali Pasha oversees ceremonial murder of 500
  • Mar 1st French Civil Code of Criminal law accepted by Netherlands Mamelukes in Cairo's Citadel
  • Mar 25th Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for his publication of the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism.
  • Apr 12th 1st US colonists on Pacific coast arrive at Cape Disappointment (Washington)
  • May 14th Paraguay gains independence from Spain (National Day)
  • May 16th Peninsular War: Allies defeat French at Albuera
  • May 18th Battle of Las Piedras: The first great military triumph of the revolution of the Río de la Plata in Uruguay lead by Jose Artigas.
  • Jul 5th Venezuelan Declaration of Independence: 7 provinces declare themnselves independent of Spain

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Jul 11th Italian scientist Amedeo Avogadro publishes his memoir on the molecular content of gases

Scientist Amedeo Avogadro
Amedeo Avogadro
  • Jul 30th Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, leader of the Mexican insurgency, is executed by the Spanish in Chihuahua, Mexico.
  • Sep 18th British expeditionary army conquerors Dutch Indies

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Oct 6th French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte visits Utrecht

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Oct 11th The Juliana, 1st steam-powered ferryboat, begins operation
  • Oct 29th 1st Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans
  • Nov 5th El Salvador's 1st battle against Spain for independence

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Nov 7th Battle of Tippecanoe: Gen. William Henry Harrison defeats the Native Americans of the Tecumesh Confederation

9th US President William Henry Harrison
9th US President
William Henry Harrison
  • Nov 11th Cartagena Colombia declares independence from Spain
  • Dec 16th Earthquake hits New Madrid, Missouri, causing widespread damage
  • Dec 26th A theater fire in Richmond, Virginia kills the Governor of Virginia George William Smith and the president of the First National Bank of Virginia Abraham B. Venable.