Harriet Montague (1796 - 1823)

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Harriet Montague
1796 - 1823
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April 13, 1796
Whitestown, Oneida Co., New York
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August 10, 1823
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Harriet Montague was born on April 13, 1796 at Whitestown, Oneida Co., New York. She died on August 10, 1823 at 27 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Harriet Montague passed away on August 10, 1823 at 27 years old. She was born on April 13, 1796 at Whitestown, Oneida Co., New York. We are unaware of information about Harriet's family.

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In 1807, when she was merely 11 years old, on August 17th, the Clermont - Robert Fulton's steamboat - made the first successful steamboat trip on the Hudson River between New York City and Albany. The boat ran at an average of 5 miles per hour.

In 1808, by the time she was only 12 years old, in late November or early December, the "mystery volcano" erupted. The eruption was so large that it affected air temperatures, the color of the sun, and cloud formations. It is believed the volcano was located in the western Pacific Ocean, somewhere between Indonesia and Tonga. Scientists are still trying to figure out the (exact) where, when, and how.

In 1809, by the time she was merely 13 years old, on December 30th, Boston Massachusetts banned the wearing of masks at balls. Boston was following many other places - including England - by banning masked balls, which were considered to contribute to loose morals. After all, with masks, you couldn't tell the class of the person or even their gender! The law was extended in 1849 and repealed in 1963.

In 1810, by the time she was just 14 years old, in October, King George III of the United Kingdom - King of England during the American Revolutionary War - was recognized as insane. Although he reigned until his death in 1820, he was mentally ill - the cause is unknown - and in 1810 regency was established to oversee his rule. His eldest son was recognized as Prince Regent.

In 1823, in the year of Harriet Montague's passing, President James Monroe first introduced the Monroe Doctrine in his State of the Union address. He didn't deliver the speech personally - it was written and delivered to Congress. The Doctrine said that any European attempts to re colonize the Americas would be considered a hostile act towards the United States. It also stated that the US wouldn't interfere with any European colonies and wouldn't interfere with any European affairs.

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