1797 1798 1799 - 1800 - 1801 1802 1803
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18th century - 19th century - 20th century
- March 14 - Cardinal Barnaba Chiaramonti is elected pope Pius VII
- March 21 - Pius VII becomes Pope
- April 24 - US Library of Congress founded
- May 15 - Napoleon Bonaparte crosses the Alps and invades Italy
- June 14 - Battle of Marengo, Napoleon defeats the Austrian troops near Marengo, Italy.
- June 2 - First smallpox vaccination in North America, at Trinity, Newfoundland.
- June 27 - Pascha Jussuf Karamanli of Tripoli declares war on Sweden by having the flagpole on the consulate chopped down.
- September 5 - The island of Malta, that was occupied by the French, is conquered by British troops
- November 1 - US President John Adams becomes the first President of the United States to live in the Executive Mansion (later renamed the White House).
- November 17 - The United States Congress holds its first Washington, DC session.
- December 3 - Battle of Hohenlinden, the French army defeats the Austrian troops.
- December 24 - An assault on Napoleon Bonaparte fails in Paris
- Invention of the voltaic pile by Alessandro Volta: the first chemical battery
- The infrared radiation is discovered by Wilhelm Herschel
- French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802)-Second Coalition/Egyptian Campaign
- Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815)-Second Coalition/Egyptian Campaign
- January 7 - Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the United States 1850-1853
- January 23 - Edward Rutledge, U.S. statesman (b. 1749)
- February 11 - William Henry Fox Talbot, English photographic pioneer
- March 15 - Heinrich von Dechsen, geologist and mineralogist (d. 1889)
- May 9 - John Brown, American abolitionist (d. 1859)
- July 31 - Friedrich W�hler, German chemist
- August 22 - William S. Harney, US general
- October 2 - Nat Turner, leader of a slave rebellion
- December 3 - France Prešeren, Slovenian poet
- Charles Goodyear, American rubber magnate
- Emperor Ninko of Japan
- January 1 - Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton, French naturalist
- March 14 - Daines Barrington, English naturalistaf:1800
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