January 1 - Importation of slaves into the United States is banned.
February 11 - Anthracite coal first burned as fuel, experimentally.
February - Russia issues an ultimatum to Sweden, to join France Denmark and Russia
and attacks Finland.
March 26 - Charles IV
of Spain abdicates in favor of his son, Ferdinand VII
April 6 - John Jacob Astor
incorporates the American Fur Company.
May 3 - The fortress of Sveaborg is lost by Sweden to Russia, during the Finnish War.
November - Swedish troops evacuate Finland. Tsar Alexander I of Russia proclaims
Finland a part of Russia.
November - James Madison defeats Charles C. Pinckney in U.S. presidential election.
Change of emperor of the Ottoman Empire from Mustafa IV (1807-1808) to Mahmud II
December - Napoleon invades Spain.Births
January 12 - Krina van den Houten
January 27 - David Strauss
, German theologian.
January 29 - Josias Verton
February 5 - Carl Spitzweg
, painter (+ 1885).
February 26 - Jannetje van den Houten
February 26 - Honoré Daumier
, painter, illustrator, lithograph and sculptor (+ 1879).
June 23 - Antonie van Tiel
September 11 - Jaaptje van den Houten
October 6 - King Frederick VII
October 7 - Dingenis van den Ouden
December 12 - Leuntje Prol
December 23 - Jannetje van den Houten
April 3 - Jannetje van den Houten
March 13 - King Christian VII
April 11 - Leentje or Leuntje Blok
May 18 - Elijah Craig
, important to the invention of bourbon whiskey.Interred
November 26 - Cornelia Teunisse Breesnee
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