Regency, This Week In History

This Week In History: April 27-May 3


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: March 9-15


March 9, 1796: Napoleon marries his first wife, Josephine de Beauharnais.

March 10, 1804: A formal ceremony is conducted in St. Louis, Missouri to transfer ownership of the Louisiana Territory from France to the US.

March 11, 1702: The Daily Courant, England’s first national daily newspaper, is published for the first time.

March 12, 1689: The Williamite-Jacobite War begins in Ireland.

March 13, 1781: William Herschel discovers Uranus.

March 14, 1794: Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin.

March 15, 1820: Maine becomes the 23rd US State.