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Notable Historical Events - 1800

1800John Adams becomes the first US president to live in White House

18001st performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's 1st Symphony in C

1800Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland depart Caracas for Cuba where they met fellow botanist John Fraser

1800Alessandro Volta reports his discovery of the electric battery in a letter to Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society of London

1800 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Dutch East Indies Company dissolves 
Jan 2
Free black community of Phila petitions Congress to abolish slave 
Jan 5
1st Swedenborgian temple in US holds 1st service, Baltimore 
Jan 8
Austrians defeat French in 2nd battle of Novi 
Jan 8
Wild Boy of Aveyron discovered in southern France 
Jan 30
US population: 5,308,483; Black population 1,002,037 (18.9%) 
Mar 14
Luigi Chiaramonti crowned Pope Pius VII 
Mar 17
British warship Queen Charlotte catches fire; 700 die 
Mar 20
French army defeats Turks at Helipolis & advance to Cairo 
Mar 20
Alessandro Volta reports his discovery of the electric battery in a letter to Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society of London 
Apr 2
1st performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's 1st Symphony in C 
Apr 24
Library of Congress establishes with $5,000 allocation 
May 7
Indiana Territory organized 
May 14
Friedrich von Schiller's "Macbeth" premieres in Weimar 
May 15
King George III survives a 2nd assassination attempt 
May 15
Pope Pius VII calls on French bishops to return to Gospel principles 
Jun 7
David Thompson reaches the mouth of the Saskatchewan River in Manitoba. 
Jun 14
Battle of Marengo (Alessandria): Bonaparte vs Austria 
Jun 29
Free mason lodge establishes in Alkmaar 
Jul 8
Dr Benjamin Waterhouse gives 1st cowpox vaccination in the US to his son to prevent smallpox 
Jul 9
Mt Vernon Gardens becomes site of 1st summer theater in US 
Jul 10
The British Indian Government establishes the Fort William College to promote Urdu, Hindi and other vernaculars of sub continent. 
Aug 30
Gabriel Prosser leads a slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia 
Sep 5
Malta surrenders to British after they blockade French troops 
Sep 7
Zion AME Church dedicated (NYC) 
Sep 13
Curacao in British hands (until Jan 1803) 
Oct 1
Spain cedes Louisiana to France in a secret treaty 
Oct 17
Dutch colony Curacao transfered to England 
Nov 1
John Adams becomes the first US president to live in White House 
Nov 17
Congress held 1st session in Wash DC in incompleted Capitol building 
Nov 24
Weber's opera "Das Waldmadchen" premieres in Freiburg 
Nov 24
Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland depart Caracas for Cuba where they met fellow botanist John Fraser 
Dec 12
Washington DC established as capital of US 
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