develops vaccination, using cowpox to protect against smallpox.
February 1 - The capital of Upper Canada is moved from Newark to York.
March 30 - Carl Gauss obtained conditions for the constructibility by ruler and compass
of regular polygons and was able to announce that the regular 17-gon was constructible
by ruler and compasses.
May 10 - First Coalition: Napoleon I of France wins a decisive victory against Austrian
forces at Lodi bridge over the River Adda in Italy. The Austrians lose some 2,000 men.
May 14 - Edward Jenner
administers the first smallpox vaccination..
June 1 - Tennessee is admitted as the 16th U.S. state.
July 22 - Surveyors of the Connecticut Land Company name an area in Ohio "Cleveland"
after Gen. Moses Cleaveland, the superintendent of the surveying party.
September 8 - Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Bassano - French forces defeat Austrian troops
November: John Adams
defeats Thomas Jefferson
in U.S. presidential election.
November 4 - The Treaty of Tripoli (between the United States and Tripoli) is signed at
Tripoli (see also 1797).
November 17 - Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Arcole - French forces defeat the Austrians
December 7 - U.S. Electoral College meets to elect John Adams president.
British government purchase a 40 acre site at Norman Cross the first purposely built
prisoner of war camp in England at that time.Births
February 22 - Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet
, mathematician (+ 1874).
May 1 - Junius Brutus Booth
, English actor.
July 6 - Emperor Nicholas I
July 23 - Franz Berwald
August 15 - Jacomina Quant
August 25 - James Lick
, California land baron (+ 1876).
September 2 - Johanna Grinwis
September 19 - Hartley Coleridge
, British poet.
October 26 - Klaas van den Houten
November 30 - Carl Loewe
December 11 - Jan van den Houten
February 22 - Dina van den Houten
May 25 - Catherina van den Houten
July 21 - Robert Burns
, Scots poet.
July 30 - Dr. Abraham Jacob 's Graeuwen
November 17 - Catherine the Great
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