Historical Events for Year 1814
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Jan 1st - Field marshal Blucher's troops cross the Rhine at Kaub
Jan 2nd - Lord Byron completes "The Corsair"
Jan 14th - King of Denmark cedes Norway to King of Sweden by treaty of Kiel
Jan 22nd - 1st Knights Templar grand encampment in US held, NYC
Jan 28th - Stendahl's 1st book is published
Jan 31st - Gervasio Antonio de Posadas becomes Supreme Director of Argentina.
Feb 1st - Lord Byron's "Corsair" sells 10,000 copies on day of publication
Feb 1st - Volcano Mayon on Luzon Philippines erupts killing 1,200
Feb 10th - Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Champaubert, the French beat the Russians
Feb 11th - Norway's independence proclaimed
Feb 17th - Battle of Mormans.
Feb 18th - The Battle of Montereau; victory of French under Napoleon Bonaparte against Austrians and Württembergers under the King of Württemberg.
Feb 27th - Ludwig von Beethovens 8th Symphony in F, premieres
Mar 7th - Napoleon I of France wins the Battle of Craonne.
Mar 20th - Prince Willem Frederik becomes monarch of Netherlands
Mar 25th - Netherlands Bank established
Mar 27th - Battle at Horseshoe Bend: General Andrew Jackson defeats the Red Sticks, part of the Creek Indian tribe near Dadeville, Alabama
Mar 30th - Napoleonic Wars: Sixth Coalition forces march into Paris after defeating Napoleon.
Mar 30th - Murat issues the Rimini Declaration which would later inspire Italian Unification.
US President & General Andrew Jackson Mar 31st - Forces allied against Napoleon capture Paris
Apr 4th - Napoleon abdicates for the first time in favour of his son.
Apr 5th - Netherlands Bank issues its 1st banknotes
Apr 9th - Elias Canneman (L) resigns as minister of Finance of the Netherlands
Apr 11th - Napoleon abdicates unconditionally; he is exiled to Elba
Apr 26th - King Louis XVIII lands at Calais from England
May 4th - Bourbon reign restored in France
May 4th - King Ferdinand VII of Spain signs the Decrete of the 4th of May, returning Spain to absolutism.
May 5th - British attack Ft Ontario, Oswego, NY
May 11th - Americans defeat British at Battle of Plattsburgh
May 17th - Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden (Natl Day)
May 17th - Norwegian constitution passed by constitutent assembly at Eidsvoll
May 17th - Occupation of Monaco changes from French to Austrian.
May 30th - Napoleonic Wars: War of the Sixth Coalition - the Treaty of Paris (1814) is signed returning French borders to their 1792 extent.
Jun 22nd - 1st match at the present Lord's, MCC v Herefordshire
Jul 3rd - Americans capture Fort Erie Canada
Jul 5th - Americans defeat British & Canadians at Chippewa, Ontario
Jul 7th - Walter Scott's "Waverley" published
Jul 18th - British capture Prairie du Chien (Wisc)
Jul 25th - Battle of Niagara Falls (Lundy's Lane); Americans defeat British
Jul 25th - George Stephenson introduced the 1st steam locomotive
Aug 1st - Belgium King Willem I accept blame in Southern defeat
Aug 7th - Pope Pius VII reinstates Jesuits
Aug 8th - Peace negotiations begin in Ghent, Belgium
Aug 13th - Cape of Good Hope formally ceded to British by the Dutch
Aug 13th - Treaty of London-Netherland stops transporting slaves
Aug 24th - British forces captured Washington, DC, & burned down many landmarks
Aug 25th - British forces destroy Library of Congress, containing 3,000 books
Sep 5th - -15] Battle at Masurische Meren: Germans chase Russ out of E Prussia
Sep 11th - Battle of Lake Champlain, NY; American Navy defeats British
Sep 12th - Battle of North Point fought near Baltimore during War of 1812
Sep 14th - Francis Scott Key inspired to write "Star-Spangled Banner"
Sep 21st - "Star Spangled Banner" published as a poem
Oct 1st - Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw the Europe's political map after the defeat of Napoléon the previous spring.
Oct 17th - London Beer Flood occurs in London killing nine.
Oct 23rd - 1st plastic surgery is performed (England)
Oct 29th - "Demologos," 1st steam-powered warship, is launched
Nov 1st - Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France, in the Napoleonic Wars.
Nov 7th - 1st sitting of States-general in Hague
Nov 28th - The Times of London is for the first time printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience.
Dec 24th - Treaty of Ghent (end of US-Britain War of 1812) signed
Dec 27th - Destruction of schooner Carolina, the last of Commodore Daniel Patterson's make-shift fleet that fought a series of delaying actions that contributed to Andrew Jackson's victory at the Battle of New Orleans.