Change of emperor of the Ottoman Empire from Selim III
(1789-1807) to Mustafa IV
February - Napoleon attacks Russia.
February 8 - Battle of Eylau - Napoleon defeats Russians under General Benigssen
February 19 - In Alabama, Former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr is
arrested for treason.
March 2 - The United States Congress passes an act to "prohibit the importation of
slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States ... from any
foreign kingdom, place, or country."
March 25 - The Slave Trade Act becomes law abolishing slavery in the Kingdom of
Great Britain and Ireland.
March 29 - H. W. Olbers discovers the asteroid Vesta.
May 22 - Sufficient evidence is presented to a grand jury to indict former Vice
President of the United States Aaron Burr for treason.
July 7 - Peace of Tilsit between France, Prussia and Russia.
July 13- With the death of Henry Benedict Stuart ,the last Stuart claimant to the
throne of the United Kingdom, the movement of Jacobitism ends.
August 17 - The Clermont, Robert Fulton's first American steamboat, leaves New
York City for Albany, New York on the Hudson River, inaugurating the first
commercial steamboat service in the world.
September 1 - Former US Vice President Aaron Burr
is acquitted of treason.
He had been accused of plotting to annex parts of Louisiana and Mexico to become
part of an independent republic.Births
Januari 17 - Jannetje van den Houten
January 19 - Robert E. Lee
, Confederate General.
February 27 - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
, poet (+ 1882).
May 28 - Louis Agassiz
, zoologist and geologist (+ 1873).
July 4 - Giuseppe Garibaldi
, Italian patriot.
August 11 - David Rice Atchison
, American politician (+ 1886).Deaths
May 9 - Anna van den Bos(ch)
May 18 - John Douglas
, Anglican bishop.
July 13 - Henry Benedict Stuart
, claimant to the throne of the United Kingdom as
King Henry IX
Augus 27 - Jannetje van den Houten
December 21 - John Newton cleric
, songwriter (Amazing Grace).
December 29 - Adriaan van den Houten
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