January 1st The first issue of the Daily Universal Register, later known as The Times,
is published in London.
January 7 - Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard
and American John Jeffries travel from
Dover, England to Calais, France in a gas balloon, becoming the first to cross the
English Channel by air.
January 27 The University of Georgia Founded.
July 6 - The dollar is unanimously chosen as the money unit for the United States.
This is the first time a nation has adopted a decimal coinage system.
University of New Brunswick founded in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.Births
January 4 - Friedrich Wilhelm
, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg],
founder of the line known as Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.
January 4 - Jakob Grimm
, German philologist, one half of the Brothers Grimm (+ 1863).
March 1 - Maria Teunisse Breesnee
March 6 - Andries van den Houten
March 20 - Johann Louwrens Theodorus Cox
March 27 - Louis XVII
of France, later declared one of the Monarchs of France though
he actually never ruled.
April 4 - Bettina von Arnim
, lyricist (+ 1859).
April 26 - John James Audubon
, naturalist, illustrator (+ 1851).
May 18 - John Wilson
, Scottish writer (+ 1854).
August 15 - Thomas de Quincey
- English essayist.
August 23 - Oliver Perry
, American naval officer.Baptized
March 13 - Maria Teunisse Breesnee
January 3 - Baldassare Galuppi
, composer.Johan Herman Wessel
, Scandinavian writer.To my Homepage