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Grace Fletcher (1781 - 1828)

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Grace Fletcher
1781 - 1828
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c. 1781
Hopkinton, Massachusetts US
Death
January 21, 1828
New York, New York US
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Grace Fletcher was born c. 1781 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts US. She died on January 21, 1828 in New York, New York US at age 47.
Updated: August 24, 2011
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Grace Fletcher passed away on January 21, 1828 in New York, New York US at 47 years of age. She was born c. 1781 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts US. We are unaware of information about Grace's immediate family.
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Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Grace's lifetime.

In 1802, she was 21 years old when on March 16, Congress established the United States Military Academy at West Point - the oldest of the five service academies in the United States and one of the oldest service academies in the world.

In 1805, Grace was 24 years old when on March 4th, Thomas Jefferson was inaugurated as President of the United States for the second time. He won 72.8% of the popular vote.

In 1810, when she was 29 years old, on September 23rd, the Republic of West Florida - now the eastern part of Louisiana - declared independence from Spain. The Republic lasted only a few months - until the United States annexed it later in the same year.

In 1812, by the time she was 31 years old, on June 1st, U.S. President James Madison asked the U.S. Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom. Thus began the War of 1812. Great Britain tried to avert the war as they saw it as a way for the U.S. to annex Canada - and they were simultaneously involved in a war with France.

In 1828, in the year of Grace Fletcher's passing, Hungarian inventor and physicist, Ányos Jedlik - a Benedictine priest - created the world's first electric motor, which he called an electromotor. Currently, the motor still works.

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