What Happened in 1802

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Historical Events

  • Jan 6 Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland reach Quito, Ecuador
  • Jan 25 Napoleon Bonaparte elected president of Italian (Cisalpine) Republic
  • Jan 26 Congress passes an act calling for a US Capitol library
  • Jan 29 John Beckley of Virginia appointed first Librarian of Congress
  • Feb 2 1st leopard exhibited in US, Boston (admission 25 cents)
  • Feb 8 Simon Willard patents banjo clock
  • Mar 16 Law signed to establish US Military Academy (West Point, NY)
  • Mar 16 US Army Corps of Engineers established (2nd time)
  • Mar 25 Great Britain and the French Republic sign the Treaty of Amiens
  • Mar 28 Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man.
More Historical Events

World Leaders in 1802

Famous People in 1802

Would You Believe?

1st comic book "The Wasp" is published in Hudson, New York criticizing Republican politicians

On July 7, 1802

Famous Weddings