January 8 - Cape Colony becomes a British colony.
January 10 - Dutch in Cape Town surrender to the British.
January 19 - The United Kingdom occupies the Cape of Good Hope.
March 23 - After traveling through the Louisiana Purchase and reaching the Pacific Ocean,
explorers Lewis and Clark and their "Corps of Discovery" begin their journey home.
March 29 - The Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becomes the
first United States federal highway.
July 4 - Battle of Maida between England and France in Calabria.
July 15 - Pike expedition: Near St. Louis, Missouri, United States Army Lieutenant Zebulon
Pike leads an expedition from Fort Belle Fountaine to explore the west.
August 6 - Francis II, the last Holy Roman Emperor, abdicates, thus ending the Holy
October 14 - Battle of Jena-Auerstädt.
November 15 - Pike expedition: During his second exploratory expedition, Lieutenant
Zebulon Pike sees a distant mountain peak while near the Colorado foothills of the Rocky
Mountains (it was later named Pikes Peak in his honor).Births
January 6 - Adriaan van den Houten
February 13 - Cornelis van den Ouden
February 17 - Krijna van den Houten
March 6 - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
, poet (+ 1861).
March 12 - Jane Pierce
, First Lady of the United States.
March 21 - Benito Juarez
, Mexican statesman and folk hero (+ 1872).
April 9 - Isambard Kingdom Brunel
, British engineer.
May 20 - John Stuart Mill
, British philosopher.
July 12 - Janneke de Maree
September 26 - Johannes Jobzn (Jobse) Beije
October 16 - Hendrik van den Houten
December 11 - Otto Wilhelm Hermann von Abich
. German geologist.Deaths
January 23 - William Pitt the Younger
, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
February 8 - Neeltje Stevens
February 11 - Vicente Martin y Soler
April 20 - Clara van Duyn
April 25 - Elizabeth (Lyzabeth Maartense) Cornelisse
, Scottish explorer of the African continent.To my Homepage