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Notable Historical Events - 1802

1802Napoleon orders re-instatement of slavery on St Domingue (Haiti)

1802Napoleon Bonaparte elected president of Italian (Cisalpine) Republic

1802Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland reach Quito, Ecuador

1802Napoleon declared "Consul for Life"

1802 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 6
Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland reach Quito, Ecuador 
Jan 25
Napoleon Bonaparte elected president of Italian (Cisalpine) Republic 
Jan 26
Congress passes an act calling for a US Capitol library 
Jan 29
John Beckley of Virginia appointed first Librarian of Congress 
Feb 2
1st leopard exhibited in US, Boston (admission 25 cents) 
Feb 8
Simon Willard patents banjo clock 
Mar 16
Law signed to establish US Milt Academy (West Point, NY) 
Mar 16
US Army Corps of Engineers established (2nd time) 
Mar 25
France, Netherlands, Spain & Great Britain sign Peace of Amiens 
Mar 27
Treaty of Amiens-French Revolutionary War ends 
Mar 28
Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man. 
Apr 8
French Protestant church becomes state-supported & -controlled 
Apr 15
William Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy see a "long belt" of daffodils, inspiring the former to pen "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud". 
May 3
Washington, D.C. is incorporated as a city 
May 19
French Order of Legion d'Honneur forms 
Jun 4
Grieving over the death of his wife, Marie Clotilde of France, King Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia abdicates his throne in favor of his brother, Victor Emmanuel. 
Jun 9
US Academy at West Point founded 
Jun 15
Toussaint L'Ouverture leaves Haiti, prisoner on French ship Héros 
Jul 4
US Military Academy officially opens (West Point, NY) 
Jul 7
1st comic book "The Wasp" is published 
Aug 2
Napoleon declared "Consul for Life" 
Aug 7
Napoleon orders re-instatement of slavery on St Domingue (Haiti) 
Aug 25
Toussaint L'Ouverture imprisoned in Fort de Joux, Jura, France 
Sep 11
France annexes the Kingdom of Piedmont. 
Oct 10
1st non-Indian settlement in Oklahoma 
Nov 1
Delegates meet at Chillicothe, Ohio, to form a state constitutional convention. 
Dec 2
Britain sells Suriname to the Netherlands 
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