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: March 9-15

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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.