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

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Feb 27th Dutch regain Suriname from the French after the defeat of Napoleon

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 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 (Philadelphia)
  • 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" of snowfall in New England, part of a "year without a summer" which followed the eruption 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 Géricault'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, Massachusetts during "year without a summer"
  • 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

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

King of France Louis XVIII
King of France
  • 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)

Electoral defeatElection 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 from the British
  • 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.