David Zeisberger, a Moravian missionary whose Native American converts were slaughtered by Pennsylvania militiamen in the Gnaddenhuetten Massacre of 1781, is born in Zauchental, Moravia, near Ostrava, in what is now the Czech Republic, on this day in 1781.The Zeisberger family moved to Herrnhut, Saxony, to join a Moravian community...Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), also known as Napoleon I, was a French military leader and emperor who conquered much of Europe in the early 19th century.Born on the island of Corsica, Napoleon rapidly rose through the ranks of the military during the French Revolution (1789-1799).Through a series of wars, he expanded his empire across western and central Europe.However, a disastrous invasion of Russia in 1812, coupled with other defeats, led to his abdication and exile in 1814.Previously, Cornwallis had driven General George Washington’s Patriot forces out of New Jersey in 1776, and led his... De Lorean is arrested and charged with conspiracy to obtain and distribute 55 pounds of cocaine.
Napoleon Bonaparte was born on August 15, 1769, in Ajaccio, on the Mediterranean island of Corsica.
After seizing political power in France in a 1799 coup d’état, he crowned himself emperor in 1804.
Shrewd, ambitious and a skilled military strategist, Napoleon successfully waged war against various coalitions of European nations and expanded his empire.
In 1776, he drove General George Washington’s Patriots forces...
On this day in 1781, British General Charles Cornwallis formally surrenders 8,000 British soldiers and seamen to a French and American force at Yorktown, Virginia, bringing the American Revolution to a close.