Regency, This Week In History

This Week In History: July 13-19


July 13, 1814: The Carabinieri, the national gendarmerie of Italy, is established.

July 14, 1798: The citizens of Paris storm the Bastille.

July 15, 1799: The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-Francois Bouchard during Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign.

July 16, 1782: First performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail.

July 17, 1794: The sixteen Carmelite Martyrs of Compiegne are executed ten days prior to the end of the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror.

July 18, 1389: The Kingdoms of France and England agree to the Truce of Leulinghem, inaugurating a 13 year peace (the longest period of sustained peace during the Hundred Years War).

July 19, 1848: A two-day Women’s Rights Convention opens in Seneca Falls, New York.









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.