In the U.S., federal government moves to Washington, D.C. This drawing, published in 1805, is considered the earliest picture of what became the White House in Washington
D.C. Jaywalking became a crime when was Washington dc founded
U.S. negotiates Louisiana Purchase from France: for $15 million, U.S. doubles its domain, increasing its territory by 827,000 sq mi (2,144,500 sq km), from Mississippi River to Rockies and from Gulf of Mexico to British North America.
Haiti declares independence from France; first black nation to gain freedom from European colonial rule.
Napoleon proclaims himself emperor of France.
Lewis and Clark expedition begins exploration of what is now northwest U.S.
In the U.S. Alexander Hamilton is mortally wounded in duel with Aaron Burr.
Lord Nelson defeats the French-Spanish fleets in the Battle of Trafalgar.
Napoleon victorious over Austrian and Russian forces at the Battle of Austerlitz.
Robert Fulton makes first successful steamboat trip on Clermont between New York City and Albany.
In the U.S., Congress bars importation of slaves.
Beethoven’s Fifth and Sixth Symphonies performed.
Napoleon’s Grand Army invades Russia in June. Forced to retreat in winter, most of Napoleon’s 600,000 men are lost.
In the U.S., war with Britain declared over freedom of the seas for U.S. vessels (War of 1812).
USS Constitution sinks British frigate.
French defeated by allies in War of Liberation. Napoleon exiled to Elba, off Italian coast.
Bourbon king Louis XVIII takes French throne.
George Stephenson builds first practical steam locomotive.
Missouri Compromise, Missouri admitted as slave state but slavery barred in rest of Louisiana Purchase north of 36°30′ N.
U.S. Monroe Doctrine warns European nations not to interfere in Western Hemisphere.
Mexico becomes a republic, three years after declaring independence from Spain.
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.
Joseph-Nicéphore Niepce takes the world’s first photograph, a view_from_the_Window_at_Le_Gras.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints formed in U.S. by Joseph Smith.
In U.S., Nat Turner leads unsuccessful slave rebellion.
Slavery abolished in British Empire.
Charles Babbage invents “analytical engine,” precursor of computer.
McCormick patents reaper.
Mexican army besieges Texans in Alamo. Entire garrison, including Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, wiped out.
Dicken’s Pickwick Papers.
Mob kills Elijah P. Lovejoy, Illinois publisher, the first martyr of Abolitionism.
First Opium War (to 1842) between Britain and China, over importation of drug into China.
Lower and Upper Canada united.
U.S. President Harrison dies one month after inauguration
Crawford Long uses first anesthetic (ether).
Samuel F. B. Morse patents telegraph.
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