Chronicles of Boone County

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1813

1813

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William Sebree is Sheriff.

Events

Boone County

  • The first Lutheran minister in the county, William Carpenter, arrives.

Kentucky

  • Forced to surrender, Kentucky militia are massacred by Indian troops following the Battle of the River Raisin (War of 1812).

U.S. & World

  • Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry defeats the British navy in the Battle of Lake Erie.
  • Tecumseh, who had allied himself with the British, dies at the Battle of the Thames.
  • An editorial in the Troy Post in New York pioneers the term “Uncle Sam” to refer to the United States.
  • European ballrooms are witness to the new dance craze sweeping the Continent, the waltz.
  • Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice is published for the first time

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1813.txt · Last modified: 2014/09/29 17:27 by jgregory