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Notable Historical Events - 1798

1798British under Admiral Horatio Nelson beat French at Battle of Nile

1798Napoleon captures Alexandria, Egypt

1798Napoleon Bonaparte wins Battle of Pyramids in Egypt

1798Napoleon's fleet reaches Alexandria Egypt

1798 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Russia appoints 1st Jewish censor to censor Hebrew books 
Jan 8
11th Amendment ratified, judicial powers construed 
Jan 22
Coup of Midderigh 
Jan 30
Rep Matthew Lyon (Vt) spits in face of Rep Roger Griswold (Ct) in US House of Representatives, after an argument 
Feb 2
Federal St Theater, Boston, becomes 1st in US destroyed by fire 
Feb 10
Louis Alexandre Berthier invaded Rome, on February 15 proclaimed a Roman Republic and then on February 20 take Pope Pius VI as a prisoner. 
Feb 20
Louis Alexandre Berthier removes Pope Pius VI from power. 
Mar 4
Catholic women force to do penance for kindling sabbath fire for Jews 
Mar 7
The French army enters Rome: the birth of the Roman Republic. 
Mar 9
Dr George Balfour becomes 1st naval surgeon in the US navy 
Mar 29
Republic of Switzerland forms 
Apr 7
Mississippi Territory organized 
Apr 23
Dutch emperor accepts new Constitution 
Apr 30
US Dept of Navy forms 
May 24
Irish Rebellion of 1798 led by the United Irishmen against British rule begins. 
May 26
British kill about 500 Irish insurgents at the Battle of Tara 
May 27
The Battle of Oulart Hill takes place in Wexford, Ireland. 
Jun 5
The Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated. 
Jun 7
Jews of Pesaro Italy fast commemorating murder of Jews 
Jun 7
Thomas Malthus publishes the first edition of his influential 'Essay on the Principle of Population' (date of the unsigned preface) 
Jun 13
Mission San Luis Rey de Francia founded in California 
Jun 25
US passes Alien Act allowing president to deport dangerous aliens 
Jul 1
Napoleon's fleet reaches Alexandria Egypt 
Jul 6
US law makes aliens "liable to be apprehended, restrained, ... & removed as alien enemies" 
Jul 7
Quasi-War: the U.S. Congress rescinds treaties with France sparking the 'war.' 
Jul 11
US Marine Corps established by an act of Congress 
Jul 14
1st direct US federal tax on states-on dwellings, land & slaves 
Jul 14
US Sedition Act prohibits "false, scandalous & malicious" writing against government 
Jul 16
US Public Health Service forms & US Marine Hospital authorized 
Jul 21
Napoleon Bonaparte wins Battle of Pyramids in Egypt 
Jul 23
Napoleon captures Alexandria, Egypt 
Aug 1
Battle of Abukir on the Nile-Nelson defeats French fleet 
Aug 2
British under Admiral Horatio Nelson beat French at Battle of Nile 
Aug 22
French troops land in Kilcummin harbour, County Mayo, Ireland to aid Wolfe Tone's United Irishmen's Irish Rebellion. 
Aug 27
Battle at Castelbar, Ireland: French army hunts the English 
Sep 1
Britain signs treaty with Nizam of Hyderabad, India 
Sep 3
Weeklong battle of St. George's Caye began between Spanish and British off the coast of Belize. 
Sep 5
New conscription law goes into effect in France 
Sep 10
British Honduras beats Spain in battle of St George 
Oct 12
Flemish uprising against French occupied Boerenkrijg 
Oct 12
Friedrich von Schiller's "Wallensteins Lager" premieres in Weimar 
Nov 16
Kentucky becomes first state to nullify an act of Congress 
Nov 17
-21) Snow storms in New England, hundreds die 
Nov 27
Rabbi Shneur Zalman, author (Tanya), released from St Petersburg jail 
Dec 4
Rebellious Flemish farmers occupy Hasselt 
Dec 5
Dutch troops occupy Hasselt 
Dec 14
David Wilkinson of Rhode Island patents a nut & bolt machine 
Dec 17
1st impeachment trial against a US senator (Wm Blount, TN) begins 
Dec 24
Russia & Britain sign Second anti-French Coalition 
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