First running of the Two Thousand Guineas Stakes horse race in England.
January 16 - Peninsular War: The British defeat the French at the Battle of Corunna.
February 3 - Illinois Territory was created.
February 11 - Robert Fulton
patents the steamboat.
February 20 - A decision by the Supreme Court of the United States states that the power of
the federal government is greater than any individual state.
March 4 - James Madison succeeds Thomas Jefferson as the President of the United States.
May - Napoleon captures Vienna, is excommunicated, imprisons pope Pius VII
May 5 - Mary Kies
is the first woman to be awarded a patent.
May 5 - The Swiss canton of Aargau denies Jews citizenship.
May 17 - Napoleon I of France orders the annexation of the Papal States to the French
June 6 - A New Constitution for Sweden, again a Constitutional Monarchy after an unbloody
March 22: Charles XIII
succeeds Gustav IV Adolf
June 7 - Shah Shuja of Afghanistan signs a treaty with the British. Only weeks later, he is
succeeded by Mahmud Shah.
September 17 - Peace between Russia and Sweden in the Finnish War. The territory to
become Finland is ceded to Russia by the Treaty of Fredrikshamn.
October 11 - Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis
mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder's Stand.
USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) is recommissioned as flagship of the North Atlantic
Louis Poinsot describes the two remaining Kepler solids.
Lamarck publishes Philosophie Zoologique, outlining the concept of evolution.Births
January 4 - Louis Braille
, teacher, developed writing system for the blind (+ 1852).
January 19 - Edgar Allan Poe
, US writer.
February 3 - Felix Mendelssohn Bartoldy
, composer (+ 1847).
February 12 - Abraham Lincoln
, US president.
February 12 - Charles Darwin
, British naturalist.
March 31 - Nikolai Gogol
June 2 - Johanna van den Houten
June 8 - Richard Wigginton Thompson
June 16 - Johannes Quant
August 6 - Alfred Lord Tennyson
, British poet.
August 8 - Heinrich Abeken
, German theologian.
August 27 - Hannibal Hamlin
, US politician.
November 1 - Neeltje van der Slik
December 24 - Christopher Houston
, American frontiersman.William Ewart Gladstone
, British liberal politician.Hermann Gunter Grassmann
, Prussian mathematician.Deaths
May 12 - Jacob Markussen Vreeswijk
June 8 - Thomas Paine
, writer of Common Sense.
August 18 - Matthew Boulton
, pioneering industrialist and member of the Lunar Society.
October 2 - Jannetje van den Houten
.Nikolaj Abraham Abildgaard
, Danish painter.Joseph Haydn
, Austrian composer.To my Homepage