Historical Events in 1816

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  • Jan 12th France decrees Bonaparte family excluded from the country forever
  • Jan 22nd Lord Byron completes "Parisina" & "Siege of Corinth"
  • Feb 13th -14] Teatro San Carlo in Naples destroyed by fire
  • Feb 20th Rossini's opera "Barber of Seville" premieres in Rome
  • Feb 27th Dutch regain Suriname
  • Mar 6th Jews are expelled from Free city of Lubeck Germany
  • Mar 20th US Supreme Court affirms its right to review state court decisions
  • Apr 9th African Methodist Episcopal Church organizes (Phila)
  • Apr 10th 2nd Bank of US chartered
  • May 5th American Bible Society organized (NY)
  • May 10th British steamship "Defiance" arrives at Rotterdam harbor
  • May 11th American Bible Society forms (NY)
  • Jun 6th 10" snowfall in New England, "year without a summer" following the eruotion of Mount Tambora in Indonesia
  • Jun 11th Gas Light Co of Baltimore founded
  • Jun 19th Battle of Seven Oaks between North West Company and Hudson's Bay Company, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
  • Jul 1st French frigate Medusa wrecked; basis of GĂ©ricault's painting "Raft of the Medusa"
  • Jul 3rd French frigate "Medusa" runs aground off Cap Blanc. Gross incompetence kills 150 in calm seas
  • Jul 8th Frost in Waltham, MA
  • Jul 9th Argentina declares independence from Spain
  • Jul 19th Survivors of French frigate Medusa rescued off Senegal after 17 days
  • Jul 27th US troops destroy Fort Apalachicola, a Seminole fort, to punish Indians for harboring runaway slaves
  • Aug 8th Bavaria joins Holy Alliance
  • Aug 14th Great Britain annexes Tristan da Cunha
  • Aug 19th Java again in Dutch hands
  • Aug 24th The Treaty of St. Louis is signed in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Aug 27th Lord Exmouth bombards Algiers, a refuge for Barbary pirates

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Sep 5th Louis XVIII has to dissolve the Chambre introuvable ("Unobtainable Chamber").

King of France Louis XVIII
King of France
Louis XVIII
  • Oct 7th 1st double decked steamboat, Washington, arrives in New Orleans
  • Oct 21st The Penang Free School is founded in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, by the Rev Hutchings. It is the oldest English-language school in Southeast Asia.
  • Nov 19th Warsaw University is established.
  • Dec 2nd First savings bank in US opens (Philadelphia Savings Fund Society)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Dec 4th James Monroe (VA), elected 5th pres, defeating Federalist Rufus King

5th US President James Monroe
5th US President
James Monroe
  • Dec 10th Dutch regain Sumatra
  • Dec 11th Citizens of Geneva thwarted Savoyard invaders
  • Dec 11th Indiana becomes 19th state of the Union
  • Dec 13th Patent for a dry dock issued to John Adamson, Boston
  • Dec 28th American Colonization Society organizes
  • Dec 30th The Treaty of St. Louis is proclaimed.