Timeline 1800 - 1819
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.
1802The Duke of Richmond introduces horse racing at Goodwood.1803Ohio 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).1804Napoleon proclaimed emperor and crowned in the presence of Pope Pius VII in Paris.1805Thomas Jefferson begins his second term as President of the U.S.Napoleon crowned as King of Italy in Milan Cathedral.1807First Ascot Gold Cup in Horse racing.England prohibits slave tradeStreet lighting provided by gas in London.1809James 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.
1808Missouri Fur Company est.
1810Napoleon marries Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria.First public billiards room is established at the Piazza, Covent Garnden in London.U.S. population: 7,239,881.1811George III of England ruled insane and Prince of Wales becomes Prince Regent.Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" published.1812Louisiana becomes a state in the U.S.U.S. declares war on Britain.The Brothers Grimm: "Fairy Tales" is published.1813The Americans capture York(Toronto) and Fort St. George.Mexico declares itself to be independent.Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" published.1814U.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."1815Americans 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).1816Jane Austen's "Emma" published.Indiana becomes a state of U.S.1817James 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.1818Illinois 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.1819Alabama becomes a state of U.S.
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