The year 1800 marked the beginning of the century and was filled with a variety of interesting and important historical events. Throughout this century, newspapers served as a primary source for documenting these events, and NewspaperArchive.com contains millions of old newspapers representing this generation and the most notable events from each of these years. For the year 1800, such events include the dissolution of the Dutch East India Company, the invention of the first chemical battery by Alessandro Volta, the uniting of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Treaty of Mortefontaine initiating the end of the Quasi-War, the first Washington D.C. session held by the United States Congress, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
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January 1, 1800
The dissolution of the Dutch East India Company takes place.
February 13, 1800
The establishment of the Banque de France occurs.
March 20, 1800
A new invention by Alessandro Volta is announced to the Royal Society of London as the voltaic pile, becoming the first chemical battery.
Voting for the United States presidential election begins, lasting 6 months, with the final results not being announced until February, 1801.
April 24, 1800
Washington, D.C. is home to the formation of the United States' Library of Congress.
May 15, 1800
The invasions of Italy by Napoleon takes place upon his crossing of the Alps.
June 2, 1800
Trinity, Newfoundland in North America is home to the creation of the first smallpox vaccination.
Jul 2-Aug 1, 1800
The Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland are united into the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland upon the passing of multiple Acts of Union, said to go into effect the following year.
July 10, 1800
British Governor-General Lord Wellesley of India founds the Fort William College in Calcutta in an effort to promote vernaculars of the Indian subcontinent.
September 4, 1800
The formation of the Malta Protectorate between the Malta and Gozo islands takes place upon the surrender of the French garrison to British troops in Valletta.
September 30, 1800
The Quasi-War is ended upon the signing of the Treaty of Mortefontaine between France and the United States.
November 1, 1800
The first United States President to reside in the Executive Mansion, today known as the White House, is President John Adams.
November 1, 1800
The Vermont General Assembly grants the Middlebury College it's charter.
November 17, 1800
The first Washington, D.C. session is held by the United States Congress.
December 3, 1800
Habsburg and Bavarian troops are defeated by the French army during the Battle of Hohenlinden.
December 24, 1800
The Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary is formed by Pierre Coudrin and Henriette Aymer de la Chevalerie in Paris, France.
December 25, 1800
The first occurrence that Christmas Day has become an international public holiday.