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Notable Historical Events - 1813

1813Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" is published by Thomas Egerton in the United Kingdom.

1813Battle of Leipzig, largest battle in Europe prior to WWI, Napoleon's forces defeated by Prussia, Austria & Russia

1813 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 11
1st pineapples planted in Hawaii (or 1/21) 
Jan 14
Gideon Hawley becomes 1st state school superintendent in US (NY) 
Jan 21
Pineapple introduced to Hawaii (or 01/111) 
Jan 22
Americans capture Frenchtown, Michigan Territory 
Jan 28
Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" is published by Thomas Egerton in the United Kingdom. 
Feb 23
1st US raw cotton-to-cloth mill founded in Waltham, Mass 
Feb 27
1st federal vaccination legislation enacted 
Feb 27
Congress authorizes use of steamboats to transport mail 
Mar 3
Office of Surgeon General of the US Army forms 
Mar 8
1st concerto of Royal Philharmonic 
Mar 18
David Melville, Newport, RI, patents apparatus for making coal gas 
Mar 25
1st US flag flown in battle on the Pacific, frigate Essex 
Apr 27
Americans under Gen Pike capture Toronto; Pike is killed 
Apr 29
Ist US Rubber patent granted to Jacob F Hummel 
May 11
In Australia, William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth, lead an expedition westwards from Sydney. Their route opens up inland Australia for continued expansion throughout the 19th century. 
May 23
South American independence leader Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, and is proclaimed El Libertador ("The Liberator") 
May 27
Americans capture Ft George, Canada 
May 31
In Australia, Lawson, Blaxland and Wentworth reached Mount Blaxland, effectively marking the end of a route across the Blue Mountains. 
Jun 1
Capt John Lawrence utters Navy motto "Don't give up the ship" 
Jun 6
US invasion of Canada halted at Stoney Creek (Ont) 
Jun 21
Peninsular War: Battle of Vitoria. 
Jun 24
Battle of Beaver Dam - British & Indian forces defeat US forces 
Jul 5
War of 1812: Three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York begin. 
Jul 31
British invade Plattsburgh NY 
Aug 14
British warship Pelican attacks & captures US war brigantine Argus 
Aug 19
Gervasio Antonio de Posadas joins Argentina's second triumvirate. 
Aug 23
Battle of Grossbeeren - Prussians under Von Bulow repulse French 
Aug 27
Battle of Dresden; Napoleon defeats Austrians 
Aug 30
Battle of Kulm: French forces defeated by Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance. 
Sep 4
First US religious newspaper (Religious Remembrancer (Christian Observer)) 
Sep 7
"Uncle Sam" was 1st used to refer to US (Troy Post of NY) 
Sep 10
Comm Oliver H Perry defeats British in Battle of Lake Erie 
Sep 30
Battle of Bárbula: Simón Bolívar defeats Santiago Bobadilla 
Oct 5
Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British 
Oct 8
Treaty of Ried between Bayern & Austria 
Oct 16
Battle of Leipzig, largest battle in Europe prior to WWI, Napoleon's forces defeated by Prussia, Austria & Russia 
Oct 20
German Kingdom of Westphalia abolished 
Oct 23
The Pacific Fur Company trading post in Astoria, Oregon is turned over to the rival British North West Company (the fur trade in the Pacific Northwest was dominated for the next three decades by the United Kingdom). 
Nov 2
Treaty of Fulda 
Nov 3
US troops under General Coffee destroy Indian village at Talladega Ala 
Nov 6
Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain 
Nov 11
Dresden surrenders to allied armies 
Nov 12
Allied troops occupy Zwolle Neth 
Nov 15
Allied troops occupies Groningen 
Nov 15
Tax revolt in Amsterdam 
Nov 21
Stettin surrenders to allied armies 
Nov 28
Cossacks occupy Utrecht 
Nov 29
Elias Canneman (Lib) becomes minister of Finance 
Nov 30
Prince Willem Frederik returns to Netherlands 
Dec 2
Prince Willem Frederik accepts constitutional monarchy 
Dec 5
Lübeck surrenders to allied armies 
Dec 8
Ludwig von Beethoven's 7th Symphony in A, premieres 
Dec 18
British take Fort Niagara in War of 1812 
Dec 26
Zamose, Modlin, Torgau surrenders to allied armies 
Dec 29
British burn Buffalo, NY during War of 1812 
Dec 30
Danzig surrenders to allied armies 
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