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Timeline 1800 - 1819
by YonderDays


  • Napoleon's army crosses the Great St. Bernard Pass, defeats Austrians and conquers Italy.
  • Thomas Jefferson wins U.S. presidential election.
  • A plot to assassinate Napoleon is discovered in Paris.
  • Cardinal Barnaba Chiaramonti elected Pope Pius VII.
  • Ottawa founded.
  • Bill Richmond(1763-1829) former Negro slave, becomes one of the first popular boxers.
  • 1802

  • The Duke of Richmond introduces horse racing at Goodwood.
  • 1803

  • Ohio becomes a state of the U.S.
  • President Thomas Jefferson buys a large tract of land from the Gulf of Mexico to northwest including Louisiana and New Orleans, from France (Known as the Louisiana Purchase).
  • 1804

  • Napoleon proclaimed emperor and crowned in the presence of Pope Pius VII in Paris.
  • 1805

  • Thomas Jefferson begins his second term as President of the U.S.
  • Napoleon crowned as King of Italy in Milan Cathedral.
  • 1807

  • First Ascot Gold Cup in Horse racing.
  • England prohibits slave trade
  • Street lighting provided by gas in London.
  • 1809

  • James Madison becomes the 4th President of U.S.
  • Pope Pius VII is taken prisoner.
  • Napoleon divorces Josephine.
  • Abraham Lincoln (16th Pres.of U.S.) is born.
  • Washington Irving's "Rip Van Winkle" is published.
  • 1808

  • Missouri Fur Company est.
  • 1810

  • Napoleon marries Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria.
  • First public billiards room is established at the Piazza, Covent Garnden in London.
  • U.S. population: 7,239,881.
  • 1811

  • George III of England ruled insane and Prince of Wales becomes Prince Regent.
  • Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" published.
  • 1812

  • Louisiana becomes a state in the U.S.
  • U.S. declares war on Britain.
  • The Brothers Grimm: "Fairy Tales" is published.
  • 1813

  • The Americans capture York(Toronto) and Fort St. George.
  • Mexico declares itself to be independent.
  • Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" published.
  • 1814

  • U.S. forces defeat British at Chippewa.
  • British burn Washington D.C.
  • Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park" published.
  • Francis Scott Key writes words to "The Star Spangled Banner."
  • 1815

  • Americans defeat British at Battle of New Orleans.
  • Apothecaries Act forbids unqualified doctors to practice in Britian.
  • Allan Robertson becomes the first of the great golfers.
  • U.S.S. Fulton becomes the first steam warship (38 tons).
  • 1816

  • Jane Austen's "Emma" published.
  • Indiana becomes a state of U.S.
  • 1817

  • James Monroe (1758-1831) inaugurated 5th President of U.S(-1825).
  • Mississippi becomes a state of the U.S.
  • Jane Austen, English novelist dies (b.1775)
  • U.S. begins construction of Erie Canal between Buffalo and Albany.
  • 1818

  • Illinois becomes a state of the U.S.
  • First professional horse racing starts in U.S.
  • "Savannah" becomes the first steamship to cross the Atlantic in 26 days.
  • 1819

  • Alabama becomes a state of U.S.
  • Bib:
    The Readers Companion To American History. Boston
    The Time Tables of History. New York.
    Lexicon Univ. Ency. New York.

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