Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth. – Ludwig van Beethoven
- Giuseppe Piazzi discovers an asteroid he names Ceres that orbits the sun between Mars and Jupiter. Today, Ceres is called a dwarf planet.
- Joseph-Marie Jacquard developed the Jacquard loom, an automatic loom controlled the weaving process with punched cards is a significant step forward in automated manufacturing and computer control.
- In 1809, the crude telegraph was invented in Bavaria by Samuel Soemmering.
- Mary Kies is the first woman to be issued a US patent. She was granted a patent for the rights to a technique for weaving straw with silk and thread to make bonnets.
Top Pop Song: 1801 – 1810
Fur Elise by Beethoven was the number one song in 1810 and the 22nd most popular song of the 19th century. [Public Domain]
Fine Art: 1801 – 1810