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  • May 14, 1801: American Consulate flagstaff in Tripoli is cut down by order of the city's Pasha.
  • May 20, 1801: Three Tripolitanian ships break free of the U.S. blocade of the harbor of Tripoli.
  • July 19, 1801: Captured American captives are jubilantly paraded in the streets of Tripoli.
  • 1803: Uprising against Spanish in Coban in Guatemala.
  • January 1, 1804: Republic of Haiti is declared; citizenship offered to any black or Indian.
  • 1804: South Carolina state legislature passes the Negro Seaman Act, which required imprisonment for any free black sailor while his ship was in port.
  • February 16, 1804: U.S. Navy sets the captured U.S.S. Philadelphia afire after being unable to recapture it from Tripolitanians.
  • 1806: U.S. Senate drops Rule 8 allowing debate to be terminated by a calling of the vote on "the preevious question." Cloture is not introduced until 1917.
  • March 2, 1807: U.S. Congress passes law ending U.S. participation in the international slave trade, but not the peculiar institution of African Slavery itself in the U.S.
  • March 25, 1807: British parliament passes The Slave Trade Act abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire.
  • July 5, 1807: Disastrous British attack to Buenos Aires.
  • 1808: Swedish sailor Charles Savage is shipwrecked in Fiji and becomes a mercenary for the ruler of Naulivou. In 1813 he is killed and eaten.
  • 1808: 26 year old Japanese explorer Mamiya Rinzo discovers that Sakhalin is an island and not a peninsula. The Tokugawa Shogunate locks up his maps and both the maps and the truth remain secrets until thye are discovered some 18 years later.
  • January 4, 1809: Louis Braille is born in Coupvray, France.
  • February 12, 1809: Charles Darwin is born in Shrewsbury, England.
  • April 9, 1809: Nikolai Gogol is born in Sorochintsi of Poltava Guberniya, Russia, now the Ukraine.
  • June 8, 1809: Thomas Paine dies.
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