1802 in History



January 25 Napoleon elected president of Italian (Cisalpine) Republic
January 26 Congress passes an act calling for a U.S. Capitol library
January 29 John Beckley of Virginia appointed 1st Librarian of Congress
February 2 1st leopard exhibited in U.S., Boston (admission 25 cents )
February 8 Simon Willard patents banjo clock
March 16 Law signed to establish U.S. Miltary Academy (West Point, New York)
March 16 U.S. Academy at West Point founded
March 16 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers established (2nd time)
March 25 France, Netherlands, Spain and England signs Peace of Amiens
March 27 Treaty of Amiens-French Revolutionary War ends
April 8 French Protestant church becomes state-supported and -controlled
May 3 Washington D.C. incorporates as a city
May 19 French Order of Legion d'Honneur forms
June 15 Toussaint L'Ouverture leaves Haiti, prisoner on French ship Heros
July 4 U.S. Military Academy officially opens at West Point, New York
July 7 1st comic book "The Wasp," is published
August 2 Napoleon declared "Counsel for Life"
August 7 Napoleon orders re-instatement of slavery on St. Domingue (Haiti)
August 25 Toussaint L'Ouverture imprisoned in Fort de Joux, Jura, France
October 10 1st non indian settlement in Oklahoma
December 2 English sell Suriname to Dutch












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