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This 'Great Expectations' author is born in Portsmouth, England.February 7
This group of British textile workers opposed to mechanization and technology attacks a wool processing factory in YorkshireMarch 15
This state is admitted as the 18th state of the United States.April 30
This poet, known for 'The Ring and the Book' and 'Men and Women' is born in London.May 7
President James Monroe asks Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom, initiating this conflict.June 1
This European nation crosses the Neman River to invade Russia.June 24
This US naval vessel earns the nickname 'Old Ironsides' when British shot is said to bounce off her hull during a skirmish off Nova Scotia.August 19
The first volume of fairy tales from these brothers is published in Germany.December 20
This guide to the Lewis and Clark expedition dies at Fort Lisa, ND.December 20

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