Regency, This Week In History

This Week In History: April 27-May 3

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April 27, 1813: US Troops capture the capital of Upper Canada in the Battle of York (now Toronto).


April 28, 1789: The Mutiny on the Bounty occurs when Lieutenant William Bligh and 18 sailors are set adrift by a rebellious crew.


April 29, 1770: James Cook arrives at and names Botany Bay, Australia.


April 30, 1803: The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million.


May 1, 1786: Opening night of Mozart’s opera The Marriage of Figaro in Vienna, Austria.


May 2, 1808: The people of Madrid rise up in rebellion against French occupation at the beginning of the Peninsular War.


May 3, 1802: Washington, DC is incorporated as a city.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regency, This Week In History

This Week In History: January 12-18

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January 12, 1808: The organizational meeting that led to the creation of the Wernerian Natural History Society (a former Scottish learned society) is held in Edinburgh.


January 13, 1785: John Walter publishes the first issue of the Daily Universal Register, later renamed The Times.


January 14, 1814: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden in return for Pomerania in the Treaty of Kiel.


January 15, 1759: The British Museum opens.


January 16, 1809: The British defeat the French at the Battle of La Coruña.


January 17, 1773: Captain James Cook and his crew become the first Europeans to sale below the Antarctic Circle.


January 18, 1788: The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrives at Botany Bay.