1799 events in history

Jan 9 British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger introduces an income tax of two shillings to the pound to raise funds for Great Britain's war effort in the Napoleonic Wars
Jan 17 Maltese patriot Dun Mikiel Xerri, along with a number of other patriots, is executed
Mar 3 The Russo-Ottoman siege of Corfu ends with the surrender of the French garrison
Mar 7 Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa in Palestine and his troops proceed to kill more than 2,000 Albanian captives
Apr 16 Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Mount Tabor – Napoleon drives Ottoman Turks across the River Jordan near Acre
May 4 Fourth Anglo-Mysore War: The Battle of Seringapatam: The siege of Seringapatam ends when the city is invaded and Tipu Sultan killed by the besieging British army, under the command of General George Harris
May 27 War of the Second Coalition: Austrian forces defeats the French at Winterthur, Switzerland, securing control of the northeastern Swiss Plateau because of the town's location at the junction of seven cross-roads
Jun 18 Action of 18 June 1799: A frigate squadron under Rear-admiral Perrée is captured by the British fleet under Lord Keith
Jul 12 Ranjit Singh conquers Lahore and becomes Maharaja of the Punjab (Sikh Empire)
Jul 15 The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign
Jul 20 Tekle Giyorgis I begins his first of five reigns as Emperor of Ethiopia
Jul 25 At Abu Qir in Egypt, Napoleon I of France defeats 10,000 Ottomans under Mustafa Pasha
Aug 23 Napoleon I of France leaves Egypt for France en route to seizing power
Aug 30 The entire Dutch fleet is captured by British forces under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby and Admiral Sir Charles Mitchell during the War of the Second Coalition
Sep 19 French Revolutionary Wars: French-Dutch victory against the Russians and British in the Battle of Bergen
Oct 9 Sinking of HMS Lutine with the loss of 240 men and a cargo worth £1,200,000
Oct 12 Jeanne Geneviève Labrosse was the first woman to jump from a balloon with a parachute, from an altitude of 900 meters
Nov 9 Napoleon Bonaparte leads the Coup of 18 Brumaire ending the Directory government, and becoming one of its three Consuls (Consulate Government)
Dec 3 War of the Second Coalition: Battle of Wiesloch – Austrian Lieutenant Field Marshal Anton Sztáray defeats the French at Wiesloch
Dec 10 France adopts the metre as its official unit of length
Dec 26 Four thousand people attend George Washington's funeral where Henry Lee III declares him as "first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen."