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 2-8

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March 2, 1798: The Bank of England issues the first one- and two-pound banknotes.


March 3, 1875: The first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Quebec.


March 4, 1675: John Flamsteed is appointed the first Astronomer Royal of England.


March 5, 1872: George Westinghouse patents the air brake.


March 6, 1834: York, Upper Canada is incorporated as Toronto.


March 7, 1814: Napoleon wins the Battle of Craonne against General Blucher.


March 8, 1817: The New York Stock Exchange is founded.