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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 17th century18th century19th century
Decades: 1760s  1770s  1780s  – 1790s –  1800s  1810s  1820s
Years: 1795 1796 179717981799 1800 1801


  • Franz Xaver, Baron Von Zach, Scientific Editor, Astronomer, begins editing journals about navigation and the geographic positions of cities.
  • XYZ Affair in the U.S., followed by naval battles, but no war is declared.
  • First mechanical music boxes
  • Alessandro Volta and La Place discover electricity
  • The Afghans Army occupied Lahore in Punjab
  • Aarau is the temporary capital of the Helvetic Republic
  • Alois Senefelder invents lithography
  • Eli Whitney contracts with the US Federal Government for 10,000 rifles, which he produces with interchangeable parts
  • Charles Brockden Brown publishes the first American Novel Wieland or The Transformation an American Tale

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