MADE CIRCA: 1800
MATERIAL: 18ct Yellow Gold and Enamel
MOVEMENT: Verge Escapement
CASE DIAMETER: 50mm
- A naval battle off the coast of Haiti, between four United States merchant vessels escorted by naval schooner USS Experiment, and a squadron of armed barges manned by Haitian pirates (known as picaroons), under the command of general André Rigaud, ends indecisively.
- Christmas Day first becomes a public holiday on an international scale.
- Napoleon and his French army (40,000 men)—not including the field artillery and baggage trains—(35,000 light artillery and infantry, 5,000 cavalry) begins crossing the Alps. He selects the shortest route through the Great St. Benard Pass.