William Henry Harrison Timeline

William Henry Harrison Timeline. A lifetime of events both public and private for the Ninth U.S. President. From Harrison's birth on February 9, 1773 in Charles City, Virginia to his sudden death on April 4, 1841 in Washington, D.C at the age of 68. Harrison died while in office after serving just 31 days, the shortest Presidential term in American History.



1773 William Henry Harrison was born on February 9
1774 The First Continental Congress
1775 Lexington and Concord
The Second Continental Congress
Bunker Hill
1776 Declaration of Independence
1782 Siege at Yorktown
1783 Treaty of Paris
1787 Harrison enters Hampden Sidney College
Constitutional Convention
1788 United States Constitution is ratified
1789 George Washington is elected the first American President
1790 Harrison graduates from college
1791 Harrison enlists in the United States infantry
The First National Bank chartered
1784 Whiskey Rebellion
Jay's Treaty
1795 Harrison marries Anna Symmes
1797 the 2nd American President in History
1798 Harrison resigns from the U.S. Army
Harrison is appointed secretary of the Northwestern Territory
1799 Harrison is elected the United States representative of the Northwest Territory
1800 Harrison becomes Governor of the Indiana Territory
1801 Thomas Jefferson becomes the 3rd American President
1803 Louisiana Purchase
1809 James Madison becomes the 4th American President
1811 Harrison defeats the American Indians in the Battle of Tippecanoe
1812 Harrison is appointed the supreme commander in the Northwest
War of 1812 with England
1813 Harrison re-occupies Detroit Michigan
Perry defeats the British on Lake Erie
1814 The British burn Washington
Treaty of Ghent
1815 Battle of New Orleans
1816 Harrison is elected to the House of Representatives
1817 James Monroe becomes the 5th American President
1819 Harrison is elected the the Ohio Senate
1820 The Missouri Compromise
1823 Monroe Doctrine
1825 Harrison is elected to the United States Senate
1826 John Quincy Adams becomes the 6th American President
1828 Harrison is named Minister to Columbia
1829 Andrew Jackson becomes the 7th American President
1832 President Jackson vetoes Bank Recharter
Vice President John C. Calhoun resigns from office
Black Hawk War
Jackson is re-elected to a second term
1836 Harrison runs for the U.S. Presidency unsuccessfully
Siege of the Alamo
1837 Martin Van Buren becomes the 8th American President
Bank Panic
1841 William Henry Harrison becomes the 9th American President
Harrison dies after just 30 days in office, serving the shortest Presidential term in American History
Vice President John Tyler assumes the Presidency upon Harrison's death

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