1807 events in history

Feb 3 A British military force, under Brigadier-General Sir Samuel Auchmuty captures the Spanish Empire city of Montevideo, now the capital of Uruguay
Feb 7 Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Eylau – Napoléon's French Empire begins fighting against Russian and Prussian forces of the Fourth Coalition at Eylau, Poland
Feb 8 Battle of Eylau – Napoleon defeats Russians under General Bennigsen
Feb 19 Former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr is arrested for treason in Wakefield, Alabama and confined to Fort Stoddert
Mar 2 The U.S. Congress passes the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves, disallowing the importation of new slaves into the country
Mar 25 The Swansea and Mumbles Railway, then known as the Oystermouth Railway, becomes the first passenger carrying railway in the world
Mar 25 The Slave Trade Act becomes law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire
Apr 18 The Harwich ferry disaster occurred near the North Sea port of Harwich on the Essex coast (England) in which 60-90 people drowned during the capsizing of a small ferry boat
May 22 Most of the English town of Chudleigh is destroyed by fire
May 22 A grand jury indicts former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr on a charge of treason
May 29 Mustafa IV became Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph of Islam
Jun 14 Emperor Napoleon's French Grande Armée defeats the Russian Army at the Battle of Friedland in Poland (modern Russian Kaliningrad Oblast) ending the War of the Fourth Coalition
Jun 22 In the Chesapeake–Leopard Affair, the British warship HMS Leopard attacks and boards the American frigate USS Chesapeake
Jun 28 Second British invasion of the Río de la Plata; John Whitelock lands at Ensenada on an attempt to recapture Buenos Aires and is defeated by the locals
Jun 29 Russo-Turkish War: Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos
Jul 7 Napoleonic Wars: the Peace of Tilsit between France, Prussia and Russia ends the War of the Fourth Coalition
Jul 9 The Treaties of Tilsit are signed by Napoleon I of France and Alexander I of Russia
Jul 20 Nicéphore Niépce is awarded a patent by Napoleon for the Pyréolophore, the world's first internal combustion engine, after it successfully powered a boat upstream on the river Saône in France
Aug 17 Robert Fulton's North River Steamboat leaves New York, New York, for Albany, New York, on the Hudson River, inaugurating the first commercial steamboat service in the world
Aug 29 British troops under Sir Arthur Wellesly defeat a Danish militia outside Copenhagen in the Battle of Køge
Sep 2 The Royal Navy bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon
Nov 27 The Portuguese Royal Family leaves Lisbon to escape from Napoleonic troops
Nov 29 Transfer of the Portuguese Court to Brazil: John VI of Portugal flees Lisbon from advancing Napoleonic forces during the Peninsular War, transferring the Portuguese court to Brazil
Dec 17 Napoleonic Wars: France issues the Milan Decree, which confirms the Continental System
Dec 22 The Embargo Act, forbidding trade with all foreign countries, is passed by the U.S. Congress, at the urging of President Thomas Jefferson