Sun Oct 29 2000 at 3:07:35
Born in 1780:
English prison reformer
August Leopold Crelle
mathematician and physicst
and mathematics publisher
Carl von Clausewitz
Died in 1780:
, Archduchess of
and legal writer Sir
Events of 1780:
desolates the Eastern
, killing about 22,000 people.
War of American Independence:
(February 1) New York cedes all of its western land claims to Congress.
passes a law to gradually abolish
in that state.
(January 15) Major General Stirling crosses the frozen
with 3000 men onto
but is unable to attack because of the cold.
(February 1) British forces under Major John Simcoe begin raids into
(February 29) the Spanish under
Bernardo de Galvez
(March) The Spanish governor of
Antonio de Galvez
, from the British.
(May 2) British troops and Indian allies attack
George Rogers Clark
rebuffs the Cahokia attack, and the British are unable to overcome St. Louis' defenses.
surrenders to the British.
(June 17) British general
New York City
from the south.
(June 24) Two settlements in
, are takwen by British troops, loyalists and Indians. Those not killed outright are force-marched 600 miles to
(July 11) A French squadron arrives in
. On board is the Comte de
leading 5000 French troops.
(August 16) The
Battle of Camden
, South Carolina. General
' 4000 men march right into British and loyalist troops. Gates retreats with 700 men left.
(August 20) General
regiment captured at Camden.
(September 8) Lord
defects to the British, fleeing from
after learning that his contact,
Major John Andre
, has been captured, and that
is about to arrive to inspect the defenses at West Point.
(October 2) After the British refuse American offers to trade Major John Andre for Benedict Arnold, Andre is hanged as a spy.
(October 7) The
Battle of King's Mountain
, North Carolina. Hastily raised militia badly defeat a British force whose aim was to raise Loyalist militia.
Denmark, Russia, and Sweden form a
League of Armed Neutrality
asserting that, in wartime, neutral states may protect merchant ships with warships (and remain neutral).
break out in
masses a measure of toleration for
José Gabriel Condorcanqui, called
II, leads an Indian revolt against Spanish rule, which is quickly crushed.
comes of age, and takes "power" in his own right; his asunt
loses her title of Empress Regent.
(May 18) Smoke from
blankets most of
Where did he find the time?
(October 27) There is a
total eclipse of the Sun
but an expedition sent by
to view it miscalculates its location and sets up outside the path of totality.
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Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Carl von Clausewitz
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