Historical Events for Year 1799
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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 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
Feb 25th - 1st federal forestry legislation authorizes purchase of timber land
Inventor of the Cotton Gin Eli Whitney Feb 25th - Congress passes 1st federal quarantine legislation
Mar 2nd - Congress standardizes US weights & measures
Mar 6th - Napoleon 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 - Napoleon 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
French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte 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 5th - Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland set sail in the Pizarro from A Coruña and begin their 5 year Latin American expedition
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 Clark Jul 24th - William Clark (of Lewis & Clark) is willed the slave York
Jul 25th - French-Egyptian forces under Napoleon 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 adopted in France, first country to do so
First 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"