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1810

January 10 - Marriage of Napoleon and Josephine is annulled

January 20 - Tyrolean rebel leader Andreas Hofer executed

March 11 - Napoleon marries Marie-Louise of Austria

April 19 - Venezuela achieves home rule: Emparan, Governor of the Captaincy General is removed by the people of Caracas and a Junta is installed.

May 10 - Revolutionary occupation of Buenos Aires town hall.

May 25 - Armed citizens of Buenos Aires expel the Viceroy from Spain and establish a provincial government for Argentina.

June 8 - Birth of Robert Schumann, German composer.

June 23 - John Jacob Astor forms the Pacific Fur Company.

July - Napoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland.

July 20 - Colombia declares independence from Spain.

August 6 - City of Mompos in modern-day Colombia is declares independence from the Spanish Empire

September 8 - The Tonquin sets sail from New York Harbor with 33 employees of John Jacob Astor's newly created Pacific Fur Company on board. After a six month journey around the tip of South America, the ship will arrive at the mouth of the Columbia River and Astor's men will establish fur-trading town of Astoria.

September 16 - Dieciséis de septiembre, the Mexican War of Independence of the Republic of Mexico

September 18 - Chile forms the National Junta, which is their first passage towards independency.

September 26 - A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.

October 12 - First Oktoberfest: The Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to join the celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.

October 27 - USA annexes West Florida from Spain

November 10 - the Berners Street Hoax - Theodore Hook manages to attract dozens of people to 53 Berners Street in London

King George III of the United Kingdom recognized as insane

Amadou Lobbo initiates his jihad in present-day Mali.

Russia acquires Sukhumi through a treaty with Abkhazian dukes, and declares a protectorate over the whole of Abkhazia.

Macon's Bill No. 2

Births

January 3 - Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie, Irish-French geographer (d. 1897)

February 5 - Ole Bull, Norwegian violinist (d. 1880)

February 22 - Frédéric Chopin, Polish composer and pianist (d. 1849)

March 2 - Pope Leo XIII (d. 1903)

May 23 - Margaret Fuller, American journalist and feminist (d. 1850)

June 8 - Robert Schumann, German composer and pianist (d. 1856)

July 21 - Henri Victor Regnault, French chemist and physicist (d. 1878)

September 2 - William Seymour Tyler, American educator and historian (d. 1897)

September 29 - Elizabeth Gaskell, British novelist (d. 1865)

October 10 - James W. Marshall, American contractor and builder of Sutter's Mill (d. 1885)

December 11 - Alfred de Musset, French poet (d. 1857)

Deaths

January 20 - Benjamin Chew, Chief Justice of colonial Pennsylvania (b. 1722)

February 20 - Andreas Hofer, Tyrolean national hero (executed) (b. 1767)

February 24 - Henry Cavendish, British scientist (b. 1731)

March 7 - Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, British admiral (b. 1750)

June 7 - Luigi Schiavonetti, Italian engraver (b. 1765)

July 19 - Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of Prussia (b. 1776)

August 12 - Etienne Louis Geoffroy, French pharmacist and entomologist (b. 1725)

November 11 - Johann Zoffany, German-born painter (b. 1733)

November 11 - John Laurance, American attorney, statesman, and judge (b. 1750)

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I care about the 1800's. Hence starting there.

I find it interesting, and I assume some other people will as well.

As I said, some younger members may find it helps with homework/coursework, or just to improve general knowledge.

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1811

January 2 U.S. Sen Thomas Pickering is 1st senator censured (revealed confidential documents communicated by the president of the U.S.)

January 8 Louisiana slave revolt by Charles Deslondes at German Coast

January 9 1st Women's Golf Tournament held

January 10 Louisiana slaves rebell in 2 parishes

February 2 Russian settlers establish Ft. Ross trading post, north of SF

February 11 President Madison prohibits trade with Britain for 3rd time in 4 years

February 20 Austria declares bankruptcy

March 1 Egyptian king Muhammad Ali Pasha oversees ceremonial murder of 500

March 1 French Civil Code of Criminal law accepted by Netherlands Mamelukes in Cairo's Citadel

April 12 1st U.S. colonists on Pacific coast arrive at Cape Disappointment, WA

May 14 Paraguay gains independence from Spain (Natl Day)

May 16 Peninsular War-Allies defeat French at Albuera

July 5 Venezuela, 1st South American country to gain independence from Spain

September 18 English expeditionary army conquerors Dutch Indies

October 6 French emperor Napoleon visits Utrecht

October 11 The Juliana, 1st steam-powered ferryboat, begins operation

October 29 1st Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans

November 2 Battle of Tippecanoe: Gen Jackson vs indians

November 5 El Salvador's 1st battle against Spain for independence

November 7 Battle of Tippecanoe, gave Harrison a presidential slogan

November 11 Cartagena Colombia declares independence from Spain

November 16 Earthquake in Missouri caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards

December 15 Earthquake hits New Madrid, Missouri

December 16 8.0 earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri

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1812

Jan 14 - Barbra Streisand is born.

Feb 9 - The Rolling Stones release their self-titled, debut album.

Mar 23 - The War of 1812 begins.

Mar 25 - The War of 1812 ends.

Mar 28 - The new Rolling Stones album reaches Number One on the charts.

Apr 1 - APRIL FOOL'S

Apr 15 - NOTE: Federal income taxes are due at 12:00 midnight Eastern Standard Time.

June 1 - Ozzy Osbourne discovers methamphetamine.

June 15 - Ozzy Osbourne enters a rehab facility of his own accord.

July 3 - James Walters imports the first case of fireworks into the United States.

July 4 - James Walters, Jr., becomes the first person to be hospitalized for trauma resulting from errant fireworks.

Sept 5 - George Burns marries Gracie Allen.

Sept 21 - Autumn begins.

Oct 31 - The first incident of "TP'ing" neighborhood houses is recorded. The culprits - three youths ranging in age from 14 to 16 - are sentenced to death by hanging. In an eerie coincidence, the "TP'd" house is that of Judge Roy Bean.

Nov 25 - The now famous "Thanksgiving Revolt" occurs, when some 17,000 turkeys crash the gates at a Chuck Berry/Chubby Checker concert and procede to douse the crowd with mashed potatoes and gravy. Both Berry and Checker were taken to a local hospital for emergency treatment, but were later released.

Dec 5 - Chuck Berry is arrested on charges of lewd and lascivious conduct after allegedly exposing himself outside a Jackson, Mississippi, high school. Berry's lawyer, Johnny Cochrane, brings forth the original "If it doesn't fit, then you must acquit" defense, after a condom is attempted to be fitted on Mr. Berry during the court proceedings. Berry is expeditiously acquitted on all charges.

Dec 10 - Chuck Berry is arrested on charges of lewd and lascivious conduct after alledgedly exposing himself outside a Biloxi, Mississippi high school. Johnny Cochrane refuses to take the case. Berry receives five years probation.

Dec 31 - A New Year's Eve party at Grace Slick's apartment complex is interrupted by gang violence and fire. Three partygoers are killed and 9 are injured after four leather-clad men wearing far too much makeup and calling themselves the "Knights In Satan's Service" break into the complex using axes and knives. One of the intruders, who goes only by the name, "The Demon" allegedly started the fire when he breathed. "The Demon" was one of the injured.

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Sammy ~ WRITE A BOOK. I'll even type and format your manuscript gratis(it's what I do professionally). If you don't have a subject matter, I've got one and I'm looking for a comedic writer to tell the story. You're it.

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If nobody wants the thread, just delete it.

I find it a good thread, Foxy... no need to delete it, just let post those who want to play... but Sammy´s post made me laugh real loud! :laughing:

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1812

A leap year starting on a Wednesday.

January 1 - the Allgemeines bürgerliches Gesetzbuch, the Austrian civil code enters into force in the Austrian Empire

February 2 - Russia establishes a fur trading colony at Fort Ross, California

February 7 - The last New Madrid Earthquake strikes New Madrid, Missouri, with an estimated moment magnitude of over 8

February 11 - Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry invents gerrymandering

March 15 - Luddites attack wool processing factory of Frank Vickerman in West Yorkshire

March 26 - An earthquake destroys Caracas, Venezuela.

April 30 - Louisiana is admitted as the 18th U.S. state.

May 11 - Bankrupt banker assassinates British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval in the lobby of the British House of Commons.

May 25 - Mine explosion at Felling colliery near Jarrow, England - 92 dead

June 1 - War of 1812: U.S. President James Madison asks the U.S. Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom.

June 4 - Following Louisiana's admittance as a U.S. state, the territory by that name was renamed to Missouri Territory.

June 18 - The War of 1812 begins between the United States and the United Kingdom.

June 24 - Napoleon's Grande Armée crosses the Niemen river and invades Russia (see Patriotic War of 1812)

July 12 - Americans invade Canada at Windsor, Ontario.

July 22 - Peninsular War: Battle of Salamanca - British forces led by Lord Wellington defeat French troops near Salamanca in Spain.

August 5 - War of 1812: Tecumseh's Indian force ambushes Thomas Van Horne's 200 Americans at Brownstone Creek, causing them to flee and retreat.

August 12 - Peninsular War: Wellington enters Madrid following the Battle of Salamanca.

August 16 - War of 1812: American General William Hull surrenders Fort Detroit without a fight to the British Army.

August 19 - War of 1812: USS Constitution defeats the British frigate Guerrière off the coast of Nova Scotia. The British shot is said to have bounced off the Constitution 's sides, earning her the nickname "Old Ironsides".

September 7 - Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Borodino - Napoleon defeats the Russian army of Alexander I near the village of Borodino.

September 14 - Napoleon's troops enter Moscow but the retreating Russias troops burn the city.

October 9 - War of 1812: In a naval engagement on Lake Erie, American forces capture two British ships; HMS Detroit and HMS Caledonia.

October 13 - War of 1812: Battle of Queenston Heights - On the Niagara frontier in Ontario, Canada, United States forces under General Stephen Van Rensselaer are repulsed from invading Canada by British and native troops led by Sir Isaac Brock (although he dies during the battle).

October 19 - Napoleon begins his retreat from Moscow

October 24 - Napoleonic Wars - Battle of Maloyaroslavets - an indecisive encounter between the French vanguard and a Russian force leads Napoleon to decide to retreat along the same line as his advance, with disastrous results.

November - James Madison defeats De Witt Clinton in U.S. presidential election

Bishop James Madison Society founded at the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Spanish Cortes, in exile at Cádiz, create the first modern Spanish constitution.

The Old Oscar Pepper Distillery (now the Labrot & Graham Distillery), the oldest Kentucky Bourbon distillery, is established along Glenn's Creek in Woodford County, Kentucky.

Coffee is banned in Sweden.

Cholera in Jessore, India

Capital of Finland moved from Turku to Helsinki.

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