, Chief Justice of Lower Canada, ruled that slavery was inconsistent with
January 30 - Monroe
sail for Paris to discuss, and possibly buy, New Orleans.
They end completing the Louisiana Purchase.
February 24 - The Supreme Court of the United States, in Marbury v. Madison, establishes
the principle of judicial review.
March 1 - Ohio is admitted as the 17th U.S. state, retroactive from August 7, 1953.
April 30 - Louisiana Purchase made by the United States from France.
May 18 - The United Kingdom declares war on France after France refused to withdraw from
July 4 - The Louisiana Purchase is announced to the American people.
July 5 - The convention of Artlenburg leads to the French occupation of Hanover (which had
been ruled by the British king).
July 26 - The wagonway between Wandsworth and Croydon is opened, being the first public
railway line of the world.
September 23 - British troops defeat an Indian army in the Battle of Assaye.
November 30 - At the Cabildo building in New Orleans, Spanish representatives Governor
Manuel de Salcedo and the Marqués de Casa Calvo, officially transfer Louisiana Territory to
French representative Prefect Pierre Clément de Laussat (just 20 days later, France transferred
the same land to the United States as the Louisiana Purchase).
Aargau, Graubünden, St. Gallen, Thurgau, the Ticino, Vaud become Swiss cantons.
France - the Livre Tournois (Tours Pound) is replaced by the Franc.Births
February 2 - Albert Sidney Johnston
, Confederate general (+ 1862).
February 15 - John Sutter
, California pioneer (+ 1880).
March 17 - Thomas Volaart
May 12 - Justus von Liebig
, German chemist.
May 24 - Charles Lucien Bonaparte
May 25 - Ralph Waldo Emerson
, essayist (+ 1882).
May 25 - Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
, novelist and playwright (+ 1873).
June 24 - George James Webb
June 29 - Helena Boghout
July 28 - Johannes van der Werf
July 31 - John Ericsson
- Swedish inventor and engineer.
August 5 - Jacob Verton
August 5 - Martine Verton
September 12 - Leendert van den Houten
September 25 - Hendrik Krijger
November 14 - Jacob Abbott
November 29 - Christian Doppler
December 11 - Hector Berlioz
, French composer.
December 27 - Lena van den Ouden
March 3 - Cornelia (Kornelia) Janse (Jansdochter) Strayers (Straaijer) (Straeijer)
April 7 - Toussaint L'Ouverture
, a major Haitian revolutionary.
September 27 - Samuel Adams
, American patriot.
October 18 - Choderlos de Laclos
, author (+ 1803).
November 4 - Lena Janse Reijnbrand
.Jacques-Donatien Le Ray
- a "Father of the American Revolution".To my Homepage