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What Happened in 1799

Important Events in 1799

  • Jul 15 The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign
  • Nov 9 Napoleon Bonaparte pulls off a coup and becomes the dictator of France under the title of First Consul
  • Dec 10 Metric system first adopted in France

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