Street lighting by gas comes to London in 1807.
Lambert: by the
English painter Benjamin Marshall (1768-
The US Military Academy is established at West Point in the state of New York in 1802. The French academy is founded by Napoleon at Fontainebleau the following year, but has been at St. Cyr in Brittany since 1946.
The French physician René
two years later.
In 1803 the Press are allowed into the House of Commons and a report of the debates is given in
Hansard, the work of the printer Thomas Hansard.
an act of submission) and the mission is a failure.
In 1803 a large fireball is seen hurtling over the town of L’Aigle in Normandy, France.
One weighs eight pounds.
the English amateur metereologist Luke Howard (1772-
AND …. in 1806 Commander Francis Beaufort of the
British Royal Navy (1774-
Ranging from 0 to 17 (with hurricanes 12 and above),
the “Beaufort Scale” is adopted by the navy in 1838.
The Englishman Daniel Lambert, famous for his size (52 stone) and a
waistline of 112 inches, dies in 1809. His coffin had to be mounted on wheels. His gravestone stated that in personal greatness he had no equal!
In 1810 the English eccentric Lady Hester Stanhope
InxEngland, the prime minister, , is shot dead in the lobby of the House of
Commons by John Bellingham, a man
with a grudge against the government -
A short tale by the American story-
and no one in his village recognises him.
Whilexstudying at Oxford in 1815, John Russell (born in Dartmouth, England, in 1795), acquires a terrier dog named Trump from a milkman. He crossed it with a Devon hunt terrier and created the Jack Russell breed. Later in life he became a parson so the breed is sometimes known as a Parson Russell. A founder member
Aprilx1815. The eruption of Tambora volcano on Sumbawa Island Indonesia, the greatest ever recorded, kills some 100,000 people, mainly by famine and disease. Ash fills the skies, and for many