Today in History for Year 1799

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 45 of 45

Jan 9th - British Prime Minister William Pitt introduces income tax to raise funds for the war against Napoleon.
Jan 10th - Friedrich von Schiller's "Die Piccolomini," premieres in Weimar
Jan 14th - Eli Whitney receives government contract for 10,000 muskets
Jan 14th - King of Naples flees before advancing French armies
Jan 17th - Maltese patriot Dun Mikiel Xerri, along with a number of other patriots, was executed.
Jan 21st - Edward Jenner's smallpox vaccination is introduced
Jan 25th - 1st US patent for a seeding machine, Eliakim Spooner, Vermont
Feb 9th - USS Constellation captures French frigate Insurgents off Nevis, W I
Feb 13th - 1st US law regulating insurance passed, by Massachusetts
Feb 15th - 1st US printed ballots authorized, Pennsylvania
French Emperor Napoleon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte Feb 25th - 1st federal forestry legislation authorizes purchase of timber land
Feb 25th - Congress passes 1st federal quarantine legislation
Mar 2nd - Congress standardizes US weights & measures
Mar 6th - Napolean Bonaparte captures Jaffa, Palestine
Mar 7th - The Royal Institution of Great Britain founded; dedicated to scientific research and education.
Mar 12th - Austria declares war on France
Mar 19th - Joseph Haydn's "Die Schopfung" premieres in Vienna
Mar 26th - Napolean captures Jaffa, Palestine
Mar 28th - NY State abolished slavery
Mar 29th - New York passes a law aimed at gradually abolishing slavery in the state.
Apr 16th - Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Mount Tabor - Napoleon drives Ottoman Turks across the River Jordan near Acre.
Apr 20th - Friedrich von Schiller's "Wallensteins Tod" premieres in Weimar
May 4th - Fourth Anglo-Mysore War: The Battle of Seringapatam: The siege of Seringapatam ends when the city is assaulted and the Tipu Sultan killed by the besieging British army, under the command of General George Harris.
May 22nd - Napoleon makes statement in support of re-establishing Jerusalem for Jews
Jun 22nd - Britain & Russia decide to invade Bataafse Republic
Jul 7th - Ranjit Singh's men take up their positions outside Lahore.
Jul 15th - The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign.
Explorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition William ClarkExplorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition William Clark Jul 24th - William Clark (of Lewis & Clark) is willed the slave York
Jul 25th - French-Egyptian forces under Napolean I beat Turks at Battle of Abukir
Aug 13th - British fleet under Lord Seymour overthrows Suriname
Aug 23rd - Napoleon leaves Egypt for France en route to seize power.
Aug 27th - British invasion army lands in North-Holland
Aug 30th - Batavian fleet surrenders to British
Sep 1st - Bank of Manhattan Company opens in NYC (forerunner to Chase Manhattan)
Sep 19th - English & Russian invasion army conquerors Receiver
Oct 2nd - Duke of York & Russians capture Alkmaar in Netherlands
Oct 6th - Battle of Castricum: French & Bataafs army beats British/Russian army
Oct 9th - Sinking of British frigate HMS Lutine, with the loss of 240 men and a cargo worth £1,200,000 off Dutch coast.
Oct 10th - Convention of Alkmaar: British/Russian invasion army departs
Oct 22nd - Russia leaves second anti-French Coalition
Nov 9th - Napoleon Bonaparte becomes dictator (1st consul) of France
Dec 10th - Metric system established in France
First US President George WashingtonFirst US President George Washington Dec 18th - George Washington's body interred at Mount Vernon
Dec 24th - Jacobin plot against Napoleon uncovered
Dec 26th - George Washington is eulogized by Col Henry Lee as "1st in war, 1st in peace & 1st in hearts of his countrymen"

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 45 of 45

Jan 6th - Jedediah Strong Smith, US fur trader/explorer
Jan 7th - Daniel Tyler, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1882
Jan 22nd - Ludger Duvernay, Canadian printer and publisher (d. 1852)
Feb 4th - Joao Batista da Silva Leitao de Almeida Garret, Portuguese playwright
Feb 5th - John Lindley, English botanist (Elements of Botany)
Feb 11th - Basil Moreau, French Founder priest (d. 1873)
Feb 26th - Émile Clapeyron, French engineer and physicist (d. 1864)
Mar 1st - Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky, composer
Mar 7th - Frantisek L Celakovsky, Czech poet (national anthem, folk song)
Mar 8th - Simon Cameron, Secy War (Union), died in 1889
Mar 20th - Karl August Nicander, Swedish poet (d. 1839)
Mar 22nd - F W A Argelander, Memel E Prussia, cataloguer of 324,188 stars
Mar 28th - Karl Adolph von Basedow, German artist (Ziekte van Basedow)
Mar 29th - Edward Stanley, Earl Derby (C), British PM (1852, 1858-59, 1866-68)
Apr 5th - Vincenzo Fioravanti, composer
Apr 12th - Henri Druey, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1855)
Apr 13th - Heinrich F L Rellstab, German music theorist
Apr 13th - Joseph Rastrelli, composer
Apr 22nd - Jean Poiseuille, physician/physiologist (blood pressure)
May 11th - John Lowell, American philanthropist (d. 1836)
May 20th - Honoré de Balzac, French novelist (d. 1850)
May 21st - Mary Anning, Lyme Regis, Dorset, British fossil collector, dealer, and palaeontologist (Jurassic marine fossil beds of Lyme Regis in Dorset)
May 23rd - Thomas Hood, English poet/composer (Song of the Shirt)
May 26th - Alexander S Pushkin, Russia, writer (Eugene Onegin)
May 27th - Jacques-Francois-Fromental-Elle Halevy, [Elie Levy], composer
Jun 6th - Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, Russian writer and poet (Eugene Onegin) (5/26 OS)
Jun 18th - William Lassell, discoverer (satellites of Uranus & Neptune)
Jun 23rd - John Milton Bernhisel, American physician (d. 1881)
Jul 4th - F J Oscar I, King of Sweden/Norway (1844-59)
Jul 25th - David Douglas, Scottish botanist (d. 1834)
Jul 26th - Isaac Babbitt, invented babbitt's metal for bearings
Aug 4th - Olof Wilhelm Udden, composer
Aug 11th - Joachim de Barrande, French paleontologist/geologist
Aug 20th - Heinrich WA Freiherr von Gagern, German liberal politician
Sep 19th - René Caillé, French explorer (d. 1838)
Oct 1st - Rufus Choate, US, lawyer (Hall of Fame)
Oct 5th - Anthony G O Ridder Van Rappard, Dutch Min of Reformed Worship
Oct 15th - August Ferdinand Haeser, composer
Oct 30th - Ignace Bourget, bishop of Montreal (d. 1885)
Nov 3rd - William Sprague III, American politician from Rhode Island (d. 1856)
Nov 9th - Gustavus, Crown Prince of Sweden (d. 1877)
Nov 17th - Titian Ramsey Peale, US, artist/naturalist (American Ornithology)
Nov 29th - Amos Bronson Alcott, US educator/poet (Concord Days)
Dec 12th - Karl Briullov, Russian painter (d. 1852)
Dec 31st - Thomas Taglichsbeck, composer

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 52 of 52

Jan 6th - W G Frederik, prince of Orange/general, dies at 25
Jan 9th - Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Italian scientist (b. 1718)
Jan 22nd - Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist/alpinist, dies at 58
Jan 26th - Gabriel Christie, British general (b. 1722)
Feb 4th - Étienne-Louis Boullée, French architect (b. 1728)
Feb 7th - Qianlong, Emperor of China (b. 1711)
Feb 12th - Frantisek Xaver Dusek, composer, dies at 67
Feb 12th - Lazzaro Spallanzani, Italian biologist (b. 1729)
Feb 16th - Charles Theoby, ruler (Palts & Bayern), dies at 74
Feb 18th - Maurus Haberhauer, composer, dies at 52
Feb 19th - Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor (b. 1733)
Feb 22nd - Heshen, infamous Qing Dynasty Chinese official at court (b. 1750)
Feb 24th - Broerius Brorius, theologist (Pensive Christian), dies at about 41
Feb 24th - Georg C Lichtenberg, German physicist/writer, dies at 56
Mar 18th - John Randall, composer, dies at 82
Mar 25th - Constantin Reindl, composer, dies at 60
Mar 28th - Etta L J "baronne" Palm-Aelders, Dutch adventurer/spy, dies at 55
Apr 1st - Narciso Casanovas, composer, dies at 52
Apr 17th - Richard Jupp, English architect (b. 1728)
Apr 19th - Pieter Hellendaal, violinist/organist/composer (Glees), dies at 78
Apr 28th - Francois Giroust, composer, dies at 62
May 2nd - Henri-Joseph Rigel, composer, dies at 58
May 4th - Tipu Sultan, Indian military leader killed during Battle of Seringapatam (b. 1750)
May 9th - Claude-Benigne Balbastre, composer, dies at 72
May 18th - Pierre de Beaumarchais, dramatist, dies
May 26th - James Burnett, Lord Monboddo, Scottish judge (b. 1714)
May 31st - Pierre Lemonnier, French astronomer (b. 1715)
Jun 6th - Patrick Henry, American revolutionary (b. 1736)
Jun 18th - Johann Andre, composer, dies at 58
Jul 7th - William Curtis, English botanist (Botanical Magazine), dies at 53
Aug 2nd - Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier, French inventor, dies at 54
Aug 5th - Richard Howe, British admiral (b. 1726)
Aug 6th - Joseph Friebert, composer, dies at 74
Aug 7th - John Bacon, English sculptor, dies at 58
Aug 15th - Giuseppe Parini, Italian poet (b. 1729)
Aug 16th - Vincenzo Manfredini, composer, dies at 61
Aug 20th - Johann Christian Gottlob Eidenbenz, composer, dies at 37
Aug 29th - Pius VI, [Giovanni A Braschi], Italian Pope (1775-99), dies at 71
Aug 31st - Nicolas-Henri Jardin, French architect (b. 1720)
Sep 7th - John Ingen Housz, Dutch/English physician/nature investigator, dies at 68
Sep 7th - Louis Guillaume Lemonnier, French botanist (b. 1717)
Oct 5th - Antonio Dinis da Cruz e Silva, Portuguese poet (O Hissope), dies at 68
Oct 16th - Antoine-Frederic Gresnick, composer, dies at 44
Oct 23rd - William Paca, US judge/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 58
Oct 24th - Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Austrian composer, dies at 59
Nov 22nd - Baroness van Dorth, orangist, executed
Dec 5th - Robert Kimmerling, composer, dies at 61
Dec 6th - Joseph Black, Scottish medical/chemist/physicist, dies at 71
First US President George WashingtonFirst US President George Washington (Dec 14th) Dec 14th - George Washington, 1st president USA (1789-97), dies at 66
Dec 18th - Jean-Étienne Montucla, French mathematician (b. 1725)
Dec 20th - David Traugott Nicolai, composer, dies at 66
Dec 31st - Jean-François Marmontel, French historian and writer (b. 1723)

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