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Notable Historical Events - 1809

1809Napoleon I and French forces defeat Austria at Battle of Abensberg, Bavaria

1809Battle at Eckmuhl - Napoleon beats Austria Archduke Karl

1809Battle of Aspern-Essling: Austrian archduke Karl beats Napoleon

1809Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder's Stand.

1809Robert Fulton patents steamboat

1809-6) Battle of Wagram - Napoleon beats archduke Charles

1809 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Holland Brigade under brig gen Chasse reaches Madrid 
Jan 5
Treaty of Dardanelles concluded between Britain & France 
Jan 12
British take Cayenne (French Guiana) from French (until 1814) 
Jan 16
Peninsular War: The British defeat the French at the Battle of Corunna 
Jan 20
1st US geology book published by William Maclure 
Feb 1
Dutch King Louis Napoleon accepts metric system 
Feb 3
Territory of Illinois organizes (including present-day Wisconsin) 
Feb 8
Franz I of Austria declares war on France 
Feb 11
Robert Fulton patents steamboat 
Feb 13
French take Saragossa, Spain after a long siege 
Feb 20
US Supreme Court rules federal government power greater than any state 
Mar 1
Embargo Act of 1807 repealed & Non-Intercourse Act signed 
Mar 4
Madison becomes 1st president inaugurated in American-made clothes 
Mar 22
Charles XIII succeeds Gustav IV Adolf to the Swedish throne. 
Mar 28
Peninsular War: France defeats Spain in the Battle of Medelin. 
Mar 29
King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden abdicates after a coup d'état. At the Diet of Porvoo, Finland's four Estates pledge allegiance to Alexander I of Russia, commencing the secession of the Grand Duchy of Finland from Sweden. 
Apr 18
1st run of 2,000 guineas horse race at Newmarket England 
Apr 20
Napoleon I and French forces defeat Austria at Battle of Abensberg, Bavaria 
Apr 22
Battle at Eckmuhl - Napoleon beats Austria Archduke Karl 
May 5
Citizenship is denied to Jews of Canton of Aargau Switzerland 
May 5
Mary Kies is 1st woman issued a US patent (weaving straw) 
May 17
Papal States annexed by France 
May 21
Battle of Aspern-Essling: Austrian archduke Karl beats Napoleon 
May 24
Dartmoor Prison opens to house French prisoners of war 
Jun 1
Allardyce Barclay begins a bet of walking 1 mile every hour for 1,000 hours. Each hour he walked a mile round trip from his home 
Jun 6
Sweden declares independence, constitutional monarchy established with a new constituion empowering Riksdag after 20 years of absolute monarchy 
Jun 8
William Hyde Wollaston invents the first reflective goniometer 
Jun 10
1st US steamboat to a make an ocean voyage leaves NY for Phila 
Jul 5
-6) Battle of Wagram - Napoleon beats archduke Charles 
Jul 16
La Paz, Bolivia declares its independence from the Spanish Crown and forms the Junta Tuitiva. The first independent government in Spanish America, led by Pedro Domingo Murillo 
Jul 27
Battle of Talavera: British/Spanish army vs French army 
Jul 30
British armed force of 39,000 lands in Walcheren 
Jul 31
1st practical US railroad track (wooden, for horse-drawn cars), Phila 
Aug 8
70 disciples of Gaon of Vilnius, arrive in Palestine 
Aug 10
Ecuador declares independence from Spain (National Day) 
Sep 17
Peace between Sweden and Russia in the Finnish War. The territory to become Finland is ceded to Russia by the Treaty of Fredrikshamn. 
Sep 18
Royal Opera House in London opens 
Oct 11
Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder's Stand. 
Nov 22
Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore patents a steel pen 
Dec 25
Physician Ephraim McDowell performs the first abdominal surgery in the U.S, an ovariotomy to remove a 22 lb ovarian tumor 
Dec 26
English invasionary troop leaves Vlissingen 
Dec 30
Wearing masks at balls forbidden in Boston 
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