January 3 - The Treaty of Tripoli (a peace treaty between the United States and Tripoli)
is signed at Algiers.
February 14 - The Battle of Cape St. Vincent (1797), part of the Wars of the French
February 26 - The Bank of England (national bank of Britain) issues the first one pound note.
March 4 - John Adams
succeeds George Washington as the President
of the United States of America.
May 12 - First Coalition: Napoleon I of France conquers Venice ending the 1070 years
of independence of city.
October 21 - In Boston Harbor, the 44-gun United States Navy frigate USS Constitution is
launched to fight Barbary pirates off the coast of Tripoli (in 1805 the Tripoli peace treaty
was signed on Constitution's deck).Births
January 14 - Still born van den Houten (twins) 2x
January 31 - Franz Schubert
,Austrian pianist, composer.
February 15 -Henry Engelhard Steinway
- German-American piano manufacturer.
March 22 - Wilhelm I
, King of Prussia and German Emperor (+ 1888).
March 27 - Alfred de Vigny
May 18 - Frederick Augustus II
of Saxony, (+ 1854).
July 20 - Sir Paul Edmund Strzelecki
, Polish explorer and geologist.
August 30 - Mary Wollstonecroft
(later Mary Shelley).
November 14 - Sir Charles Lyell
, British geologist.
December 13 - Heinrich Heine
October 25 - Adriana Jacoba van den Houten
December 30 - Willemijntje van den Houten
February 11 - Antoine Dauvergne
March 26 - James Hutton
July 9 - Edmund Burke
August 3 - Jeffrey Amherst
, British military commander.
November - Frederick William II
of Prussia.To my Homepage