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1807Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat

1807The Royal Navy bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon.

1807Treaties of Tilsit signed by Napoleon I and Alexander I.

1807French Sanhedrin convened by Napoleon

1807Robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River

1807Napoleon convenes great Sanhedrin, Paris

1807Emperor Napoleon I's French Grande Armee defeats the Russian Army at the Battle of Friedland in Prussia (modern Russian Kaliningrad Oblast) ending the War of the Fourth Coalition.

1807Battle of Eylau ends inconclusively between Napoleon's forces and Russian Empire - 1st battle Napoleon isn't victorious

1807 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Curacao is taken by English (until March, 1816) 
Jan 12
Gunpowder-ship explodes in Leiden Neth, 150 die 
Jan 20
Napoleon convenes great Sanhedrin, Paris 
Jan 28
London's Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight 
Feb 3
A British military force, under Brig-Gen. Sir Samuel Auchmuty captures the city of Montevideo, then part of the Spanish Empire now capital of Uruguay. 
Feb 8
Battle of Eylau ends inconclusively between Napoleon's forces and Russian Empire - 1st battle Napoleon isn't victorious 
Feb 9
French Sanhedrin convened by Napoleon 
Feb 10
US Coast Survey authorized by Congress 
Feb 19
British squadron under Admiral Duckworth attempts to force passage of Dardanelles 
Feb 19
VP Aaron Burr arrested in Alabama for treason; later acquitted 
Feb 24
17 die & 15 wounded in a crush to witness execution of Holloway, Heggerty & Elizabeth Godfrey in England 
Mar 2
Congress bans slave trade effective January 1, 1808 
Mar 5
1st performance of Ludwig von Beethoven's 4th Symphony in B 
Mar 25
1st railway passenger service began in England 
Mar 25
British Parliament abolishes slave trade 
Mar 25
George Canning becomes British Foreign Secretary 
May 22
Former VP Aaron Burr is tried for treason in Richmond, Va (acquitted) 
May 22
Townsend Speakman 1st sells fruit-flavored carbonated drinks (Phila) 
Jun 14
Emperor Napoleon I's French Grande Armee defeats the Russian Army at the Battle of Friedland in Prussia (modern Russian Kaliningrad Oblast) ending the War of the Fourth Coalition. 
Jun 19
Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos. 
Jun 22
British board USS Chesapeake, a provocation leading to War of 1812 
Jun 26
Lightning hits gunpowder warehouse in Luxembourg; 230 die 
Jun 28
British troops lands at Ensenada, Argentina 
Jul 7
France, Russia & Prussia sign Peace of Tilsit 
Jul 9
Treaties of Tilsit signed by Napoleon I and Alexander I. 
Aug 17
Robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River 
Sep 1
Aaron Burr acquitted of charges of plotting to set up an empire 
Sep 2
The Royal Navy bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon
Sep 4
Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat 
Sep 14
Aaron Burr acquitted of a misdemeanor charge 
Nov 27
The Portuguese Royal Family leaves Lisbon to escape from Napoleonic troops 
Dec 17
France issues the Milan Decree, which confirms the Continental System. 
Dec 22
Congress passes Embargo Act, to force peace between Britain & France 
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