What Happened in 1813

Historical Events

  • Jan 28 Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" is published by Thomas Egerton in the United Kingdom
  • May 23 South American independence leader Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, and is proclaimed El Libertador ("The Liberator")
  • Sep 10 American Naval Commander Oliver Hazard Perry defeats the British in Battle of Lake Erie
  • Oct 5 Battle of the Thames; American forces under General William Henry Harrison defeat Tecumseh's Confederacy and their British allies led by Henry Procter near Chatham, Upper Canada
  • Oct 16 Battle of Leipzig, largest battle in Europe prior to WWI, Napoleon's forces defeated by Prussia, Austria and Russia
  • Nov 6 Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain
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1813 in Music

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"Uncle Sam" 1st used to refer to the US, by Troy Post of New York

On September 7, 1813

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