Historical Events for Year 1807
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Jan 1st - Curacao is taken by English (until March, 1816)
Jan 12th - Gunpowder-ship explodes in Leiden Neth, 150 die
Jan 20th - Napoleon convenes great Sanhedrin, Paris
Jan 28th - London's Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight
Feb 3rd - A British military force, under Brig-Gen. Sir Samuel Auchmuty captures the city of Montevideo, then part of the Spanish Empire now capital of Uruguay.
Feb 8th - Napoleon defeats Russians in battle of Eylau
Feb 9th - French Sanhedrin convened by Napoleon
Feb 10th - US Coast Survey authorized by Congress
Feb 19th - British squadron under Adm Duckworth forces passage of Dardanelle
Feb 19th - VP Aaron Burr arrested in Alabama for treason; later found innocent
Feb 24th - 17 die & 15 wounded in a crush to witness execution of Holloway, Heggerty & Elizabeth Godfrey in England
Mar 2nd - Congress bans slave trade effective January 1, 1808
Mar 5th - 1st performance of Ludwig von Beethoven's 4th Symphony in B
Mar 25th - 1st railway passenger service began in England
Mar 25th - British Parliament abolishes slave trade
Mar 25th - George Canning becomes British minister of Foreign affairs
May 22nd - Former VP Aaron Burr is tried for treason in Richmond Va (acquitted)
May 22nd - Townsend Speakman 1st sells fruit-flavored carbonated drinks (Phila)
Jun 14th - Emperor Napoleon I's French Grande Armee defeats the Russian Army at the Battle of Friedland in Prussia (modern Russian Kaliningrad Oblast) ending the War of the Fourth Coalition.
Jun 19th - Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos.
Jun 22nd - British board USS Chesapeake, a provocation leading to War of 1812
Jun 26th - Lightning hits gunpowder warehouse in Luxembourg; 230 die
Jun 28th - British troops lands at Ensenada, Argentina
Jul 7th - France, Russia & Prussia sign Peace of Tilsit
Jul 9th - Treaties of Tilsit signed by Napoleon I and Alexander I.
Commercial Steamboat Inventor Robert Fulton Aug 17th - Robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River
Sep 1st - Aaron Burr acquitted of charges of plotting to set up an empire
Sep 2nd - The Royal Navy bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon.
Sep 4th - Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat
Sep 14th - Aaron Burr acquitted of a misdemeanor charge
Nov 27th - The Portuguese Royal Family leaves Lisbon to escape from Napoleonic troops
Dec 17th - France issues the Milan Decree, which confirms the Continental System.
Dec 22nd - Congress passes Embargo Act, to force peace between Britain & France