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Notable Historical Events - 1814

1814King Louis XVIII lands at Calais from England

1814Battle at Horseshoe Bend: General Andrew Jackson defeats the Red Sticks, part of the Creek Indian tribe near Dadeville, Alabama

1814Napoleon abdicates unconditionally; he is exiled to Elba

1814Napoleon I of France wins the Battle of Craonne.

1814Napoleonic Wars: Sixth Coalition forces march into Paris after defeating Napoleon.

1814The Battle of Montereau; victory of French under Napoleon Bonaparte against Austrians and Württembergers under the King of Württemberg.

1814Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw the Europe's political map after the defeat of Napoléon Bonaparte the previous spring.

1814Forces allied against Napoleon capture Paris

1814 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Field marshal Blucher's troops cross the Rhine at Kaub 
Jan 2
Lord Byron completes "The Corsair" 
Jan 14
King of Denmark cedes Norway to King of Sweden by treaty of Kiel 
Jan 22
1st Knights Templar grand encampment in US held, NYC 
Jan 28
Stendahl's 1st book is published 
Jan 31
Gervasio Antonio de Posadas becomes Supreme Director of Argentina. 
Feb 1
Lord Byron's "Corsair" sells 10,000 copies on day of publication 
Feb 1
Volcano Mayon on Luzon Philippines erupts killing 1,200 
Feb 10
Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Champaubert, the French beat the Russians 
Feb 11
Norway's independence proclaimed 
Feb 17
Battle of Mormans. 
Feb 18
The Battle of Montereau; victory of French under Napoleon Bonaparte against Austrians and Württembergers under the King of Württemberg. 
Feb 27
Ludwig von Beethovens 8th Symphony in F, premieres 
Mar 7
Napoleon I of France wins the Battle of Craonne. 
Mar 20
Prince Willem Frederik becomes monarch of Netherlands 
Mar 25
Netherlands Bank established 
Mar 27
Battle at Horseshoe Bend: General Andrew Jackson defeats the Red Sticks, part of the Creek Indian tribe near Dadeville, Alabama 
Mar 30
Napoleonic Wars: Sixth Coalition forces march into Paris after defeating Napoleon
Mar 30
Murat issues the Rimini Declaration which would later inspire Italian Unification. 
Mar 31
Forces allied against Napoleon capture Paris 
Apr 4
Napoleon abdicates for the first time in favour of his son. 
Apr 5
Netherlands Bank issues its 1st banknotes 
Apr 9
Elias Canneman (L) resigns as minister of Finance of the Netherlands 
Apr 11
Napoleon abdicates unconditionally; he is exiled to Elba 
Apr 26
King Louis XVIII lands at Calais from England 
May 4
Bourbon reign restored in France 
May 4
King Ferdinand VII of Spain signs the Decree of the 4th of May, returning Spain to absolutism. 
May 5
British attack Ft Ontario, Oswego, NY 
May 17
Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden (National Day) 
May 17
Norwegian constitution passed by constitutent assembly at Eidsvoll 
May 17
Occupation of Monaco changes from French to Austrian. 
May 30
Napoleonic Wars: War of the Sixth Coalition - the Treaty of Paris (1814) is signed returning French borders to their 1792 extent. 
Jun 22
1st match at the present Lord's, MCC v Herefordshire 
Jul 3
Americans capture Fort Erie, Canada (War of 1812) 
Jul 5
Americans defeat British & Canadians at Chippewa, Ontario 
Jul 7
Walter Scott's "Waverley" published 
Jul 18
British capture Prairie du Chien (Wisc) 
Jul 25
Battle of Niagara Falls (Lundy's Lane); Americans defeat British 
Jul 25
George Stephenson introduced the 1st steam locomotive 
Aug 1
Belgian King Willem I accepts blame in Southern defeat 
Aug 7
Pope Pius VII reinstates the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) 
Aug 8
Peace negotiations begin in Ghent, Belgium 
Aug 13
Cape of Good Hope formally ceded to British by the Dutch 
Aug 13
Treaty of London-Netherland stops transporting slaves 
Aug 24
British forces captured Washington, DC, & burned down many landmarks (War of 1812) 
Aug 25
British forces destroy Library of Congress, containing 3,000 books (War of 1812) 
Sep 5
-15] Battle of Masurische Meren: Germans chase Russians out of East Prussia 
Sep 11
Begun on the 6th Sept, Americans defeat British at Battle of Plattsburgh during War of 1812 
Sep 11
Battle of Lake Champlain, NY; American Navy defeats British 
Sep 12
Battle of North Point fought near Baltimore during War of 1812 
Sep 14
Francis Scott Key inspired to write the poem "Defence of Fort M'Henry" words of which later become lyrics of "Star-Spangled Banner" 
Sep 20
"Star Spangled Banner" published as a song, lyrics by Francis Scott Key, tune by John Stafford Smith 
Oct 1
Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw the Europe's political map after the defeat of Napoléon Bonaparte the previous spring. 
Oct 17
London Beer Flood occurs in London killing nine. 
Oct 23
1st plastic surgery is performed (England) 
Oct 29
"Demologos", 1st steam-powered warship, is launched 
Nov 1
Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France, in the Napoleonic Wars. 
Nov 7
1st sitting of States-general in Hague 
Nov 28
The Times of London is for the first time printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience. 
Dec 22
Samuel Marsden of the Church Missionary Society arrives in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand to establish the country's first mission station; Sheep, cattle, horses and poultry are introduced 
Dec 24
Treaty of Ghent (end of US-Britain War of 1812) signed 
Dec 25
Rev Samuel Marsden of the Church Missionary Society holds the first Christian service in New Zealand on land, at Rangihoua 
Dec 27
Destruction of schooner Carolina, the last of Commodore Daniel Patterson's make-shift fleet that fought a series of delaying actions that contributed to Andrew Jackson's victory at the Battle of New Orleans. 
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