January 16 - French occupy Utrecht, Netherlands.
February 7 - The 11th Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed.
April 7 - France adopts the metre as the unit of length.
April 8 - The Marriage of King George IV of the United Kingdom to Caroline of Brunswick.
May 15 - First Coalition: Napoleon I
of France enters Milan in triumph.
Sweden becomes the first monarchy to recognize the French Republic.
City of Edmonton, Alberta founded when a Hudson's Bay Company Trading Post is
established with the construction of Fort Edmonton.
By the Treaty of Madrid, Spain ceded to the United States her claims to the lands east
of the Mississippi, see History of Alabama.
Third Partition of Poland.
December 13 A meteorite fell at Wold Newton, a hamlet in Yorkshire in England. This
meteorite fall was subsequently used as a literary premise by the science fiction writer Philip
Jose Farmer as the basis for the Wold Newton family stories. See: Wold Newton meteorite.Births
March 22 - Krijna (Krina) van den Houten
May 19 - Johns Hopkins
, philanthropist (+ 1873).
August 15 - Cornelia van den Houten
September 16 - Saverio Mercadante
, Italian opera composer.
October 15 - King Frederick William IV
October 31 - John Keats
, English poet.
November 2 - James Knox Polk
, 11th president of the United States.
December 4 - Thomas Carlyle
, English essayist.Constantine Kanaris
- Greek freedom fighter, Admiral and politician.(Another
possible year of birth is 1793).Baptized
September 14 - Nicolaas van den Houten
October 25 - Dimmen Groenleer
November 14 - Jacoba Vermunt
January 3 - Josiah Wedgwood
March 21 - Giovanni Arduino
May 19 - Josiah Bartlett
, a signatory of the Declaration of Independence.
June 8 - Louis XVII
August 31 - François-André Danican Philidor
, French composer and chess player.To my Homepage