1797 events in history

Jan 7 The modern Italian flag is first used
Jan 13 French Revolutionary Wars: A naval battle between a French ship of the line and two British frigates off the coast of Brittany ends with the French vessel running aground, resulting in over 900 deaths
Feb 4 The Riobamba earthquake strikes Ecuador, causing up to 40,000 casualties
Feb 14 French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Cape St. Vincent – John Jervis, (later 1st Earl of St Vincent) and Horatio Nelson (later 1st Viscount Nelson) lead the British Royal Navy to victory over a Spanish fleet in action near Gibraltar
Feb 18 French Revolutionary Wars: Sir Ralph Abercromby and a fleet of 18 British warships invade Trinidad
Feb 22 The Last Invasion of Britain begins near Fishguard, Wales
Feb 25 Colonel William Tate and his force of 1000-1500 soldiers surrender after the Last invasion of Britain
Mar 2 The Bank of England issues the first one-pound and two-pound banknotes
Apr 17 Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico, in what would be one of the largest invasions of the Spanish territories in America
Apr 17 Citizens of Verona, Italy, begin an eight-day rebellion against the French occupying forces, which will end unsuccessfully
Apr 18 The Battle of Neuwied – French victory against the Austrians
May 12 First Coalition: Napoleon I of France conquers Venice
Jul 22 Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Battle between Spanish and British naval forces during the French Revolutionary Wars. During the Battle, Rear-Admiral Nelson is wounded in the arm and the arm had to be partially amputated
Jul 25 Horatio Nelson loses more than 300 men and his right arm during the failed conquest attempt of Tenerife (Spain)
Sep 4 Coup of 18 Fructidor in France
Oct 11 Battle of Camperdown: Naval battle between Royal Navy and Royal Netherlands Navy during the French Revolutionary Wars. The outcome of the battle was a decisive British victory
Oct 18 Treaty of Campo Formio is signed between France and Austria
Oct 21 In Boston Harbor, the 44-gun United States Navy frigate USS Constitution is launched
Oct 22 André-Jacques Garnerin makes the first recorded parachute jump from one thousand meters (3,200 feet) above Paris
Nov 16 The Prussian heir apparent, Frederick William, becomes King of Prussia as Frederick William III