Regency, This Week In History

This Week In History: July 13-19

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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

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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.