1813 events in history

Jan 28 Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom
Feb 3 José de San Martín defeats a Spanish royalist army at the Battle of San Lorenzo, part of the Argentine War of Independence
Feb 7 Action of 7 February 1813: stalemate two evenly matched frigates from the French Navy and the British Royal Navy, Aréthuse and HMS Amelia
Feb 20 Manuel Belgrano defeats the royalist army of Pío de Tristán during the Battle of Salta
Apr 27 War of 1812: American troops capture the capital of Upper Canada in the Battle of York (present day Toronto, Canada)
May 11 In Australia, William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth lead an expedition to cross the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. Their route opens up inland Australia for continued expansion throughout the 19th century
May 20 Napoleon Bonaparte leads his French troops into the Battle of Bautzen in Saxony, Germany, against the combined armies of Russia and Prussia. The battle ends the next day with a French victory
May 24 South American independence leader Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, and is proclaimed El Libertador ("The Liberator")
May 27 War of 1812: In Canada, American forces capture Fort George
May 31 In Australia, William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth reach Mount Blaxland, effectively marking the end of a route across the Blue Mountains
Jun 1 James Lawrence, the mortally-wounded commander of the USS Chesapeake, gives his final order: "Don't give up the ship!"
Jun 6 War of 1812: Battle of Stoney Creek – A British force of 700 under John Vincent defeats an American force twice its size under William Winder and John Chandler
Jun 21 Peninsular War: Battle of Victoria
Jun 22 War of 1812: After learning of American plans for a surprise attack on Beaver Dams in Ontario, Laura Secord sets out on a 30 kilometer journey on foot to warn Lieutenant James FitzGibbon
Jun 24 Battle of Beaver Dams: a British and Indian combined force defeats the United States Army
Jul 5 War of 1812: Three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York commence
Aug 10 Instituto Nacional, is founded by the Chilean patriot José Miguel Carrera. It is Chile's oldest and most prestigious school. Its motto is Labor Omnia Vincit, which means "Work conquers all things"
Aug 11 In Colombia, Juan del Corral declares the independence of Antioquia
Aug 19 Gervasio Antonio de Posadas joins Argentina's Second Triumvirate
Aug 23 At the Battle of Grossbeeren, the Prussians under Von Bülow repulse the French army
Aug 26 War of the Sixth Coalition: An impromptu battle takes place when French and Prussian-Russian forces accidentally run into each other near Liegnitz, Prussia (now Legnica, Poland)
Aug 27 French Emperor Napoleon I defeats a larger force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden
Aug 30 First Battle of Kulm: French forces are defeated by an Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance
Aug 30 Creek War: Fort Mims massacre: Creek "Red Sticks" kill over 500 settlers (including over 250 armed militia) in Fort Mims, north of Mobile, Alabama
Aug 31 At the final stage of the Peninsular War, British-Portuguese troops capture the town of Donostia (now San Sebastián), resulting in a rampage and eventual destruction of the town. Elsewhere, Spanish troops repel a French attack in the Battle of San Marcial
Sep 10 The United States defeats the British Fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812
Sep 11 War of 1812: British troops arrive in Mount Vernon and prepare to march to and invade Washington, D.C
Sep 30 Battle of Bárbula: Simón Bolívar defeats Santiago Bobadilla
Oct 5 Battle of the Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British and kill Shawnee leader Tecumseh
Oct 8 The Treaty of Ried is signed between Bavaria and Austria
Oct 16 The Sixth Coalition attacks Napoleon Bonaparte in the Battle of Leipzig
Oct 19 The Battle of Leipzig concludes, giving Napoleon Bonaparte one of his worst defeats
Oct 26 War of 1812: A combined force of British regulars, Canadian militia, and Mohawks defeat the Americans in the Battle of the Chateauguay
Nov 11 War of 1812: Battle of Crysler's Farm – British and Canadian forces defeat a larger American force, causing the Americans to abandon their Saint Lawrence campaign
Dec 8 Premier of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony
Dec 30 British soldiers burn Buffalo, New York during the War of 1812