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Notable Historical Events - 1799

1799Jacobin plot against Napoleon uncovered

1799George Washington is eulogized by Col Henry Lee as "1st in war, 1st in peace & 1st in hearts of his countrymen"

1799Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Mount Tabor - Napoleon drives Ottoman Turks across the River Jordan near Acre.

1799Napoleon leaves Egypt for France en route to seize power.

1799Eli Whitney receives government contract for 10,000 muskets

1799British Prime Minister William Pitt introduces income tax to raise funds for the war against Napoleon.

1799Napoleon makes statement in support of re-establishing Jerusalem for Jews

1799Napoleon Bonaparte becomes dictator (1st consul) of France

1799William Clark (of Lewis & Clark) is willed the slave York

1799Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland set sail in the Pizarro from A Coruña and begin their 5 year Latin American expedition

1799The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign.

1799George Washington's body interred at Mount Vernon

1799 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 9
British Prime Minister William Pitt introduces income tax to raise funds for the war against Napoleon
Jan 10
Friedrich von Schiller's "Die Piccolomini," premieres in Weimar 
Jan 14
Eli Whitney receives government contract for 10,000 muskets 
Jan 14
King of Naples flees before advancing French armies 
Jan 17
Maltese patriot Dun Mikiel Xerri, along with a number of other patriots, was executed. 
Jan 25
1st US patent for a seeding machine, Eliakim Spooner, Vermont 
Feb 9
USS Constellation captures French frigate Insurgents off Nevis, W I 
Feb 13
1st US law regulating insurance passed, by Massachusetts 
Feb 15
1st US printed ballots authorized, Pennsylvania 
Feb 25
1st federal forestry legislation authorizes purchase of timber land 
Feb 25
Congress passes 1st federal quarantine legislation 
Mar 2
Congress standardizes US weights & measures 
Mar 6
Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa, Palestine 
Mar 7
The Royal Institution of Great Britain founded; dedicated to scientific research and education. 
Mar 12
Austria declares war on France 
Mar 19
Joseph Haydn's "Die Schopfung" premieres in Vienna 
Mar 26
Napoleon captures Jaffa, Palestine 
Mar 28
NY State abolished slavery 
Mar 29
New York passes a law aimed at gradually abolishing slavery in the state. 
Apr 16
Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Mount Tabor - Napoleon drives Ottoman Turks across the River Jordan near Acre. 
Apr 20
Friedrich von Schiller's "Wallensteins Tod" premieres in Weimar 
May 4
Fourth Anglo-Mysore War: The Battle of Seringapatam: The siege of Seringapatam ends when the city is assaulted and the Tipu Sultan killed by the besieging British army, under the command of General George Harris. 
May 22
Napoleon makes statement in support of re-establishing Jerusalem for Jews 
Jun 5
Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland set sail in the Pizarro from A Coruña and begin their 5 year Latin American expedition 
Jun 22
Britain & Russia decide to invade Bataafse Republic 
Jul 7
Ranjit Singh's men take up their positions outside Lahore. 
Jul 15
The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign. 
Jul 24
William Clark (of Lewis & Clark) is willed the slave York 
Jul 25
French-Egyptian forces under Napoleon I beat Turks at Battle of Abukir 
Aug 13
British fleet under Lord Seymour overthrows Suriname 
Aug 23
Napoleon leaves Egypt for France en route to seize power. 
Aug 27
British invasion army lands in North-Holland 
Aug 30
Batavian fleet surrenders to British 
Sep 1
Bank of Manhattan Company opens in NYC (forerunner to Chase Manhattan) 
Sep 19
English & Russian invasion army conquerors Receiver 
Oct 2
Duke of York & Russians capture Alkmaar in Netherlands 
Oct 6
Battle of Castricum: French & Bataafs army beats British/Russian army 
Oct 9
Sinking of British frigate HMS Lutine, with the loss of 240 men and a cargo worth £1,200,000 off Dutch coast. 
Oct 10
Convention of Alkmaar: British/Russian invasion army departs 
Oct 22
Russia leaves second anti-French Coalition 
Nov 9
Napoleon Bonaparte becomes dictator (1st consul) of France 
Nov 12
Andrew Ellicott makes the first known record of a meteor shower observation in the U.S, from a ship off the coast of Florida Keys 
Dec 10
Metric system adopted in France, first country to do so 
Dec 18
George Washington's body interred at Mount Vernon 
Dec 24
Jacobin plot against Napoleon uncovered 
Dec 26
George Washington is eulogized by Col Henry Lee as "1st in war, 1st in peace & 1st in hearts of his countrymen" 
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