Regency, This Week In History

This Week In History: July 6-12

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July 6, 1189: Richard I is crowned King of England.


July 7, 1911: The United States, Great Britain, Japan, and Russia sign the North Pacific Fur Seal Convention of 1911 banning open-water seal hunting, the first international treaty to address wildlife preservation issues.


July 8, 1808: Joseph Bonaparte approves the Bayonne Statute, a royal charter intended as the basis for his rule as king of Spain.


July 9, 1810: Napoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland as part of the First French Empire.


July 10, 1806: The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company.


July 11, 1796: The United States takes possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty.


July 12, 1804: Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies a day after being shot in a duel.


 

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