Historical Events for Year 1819

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Jan 16th - Godert Alexander Gerard Philip, Baron van der Capellen, becomes governor-general of Dutch East Indies
Jan 28th - Sir Stamford Raffles lands in Singapore
Feb 6th - Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds freeport harbor Singapore
Feb 19th - British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III.
Feb 22nd - Spain renounces claims to Oregon Country, Florida (Adams-Onís Treaty)
Feb 28th - 1st public performance of a Franz Schubert's song "Schäfers Klageleid"
Mar 2nd - Territory of Arkansas organized
Mar 2nd - US passed its 1st immigration law
Apr 2nd - 1st successful agricultural journal ("American Farmer") begins
Apr 26th - Odd Fellows Lodge forms
May 21st - 1st bicycles (swift walkers) in US introduced in NYC
May 22nd - 1st steam propelled vessel to cross Atlantic (Savannah leaves Ga)
Jun 12th - Dutch colonial troops driven out of Palembang Sumatra
Composer Franz SchubertComposer Franz Schubert Jun 20th - 320 ton Savannah becomes 1st steamship to cross any ocean (Atlantic)
Jul 3rd - 1st savings bank in US (Bank of Savings in NYC) opens its doors
Jul 4th - William Herschel makes last telescopic observation of 1819 comet
Jul 16th - Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen sets sail to explore Antarctica for Tsar Alexander I
Aug 2nd - 1st parachute jump in US
Aug 6th - Norwich University is founded in Vermont as the first private military school in the United States.
Aug 7th - Battle of Boyacá; Bolívar defeats Spanish in Colombia
Aug 16th - Peterloo Massacre, Manchester, England: cavalry charges demonstrators.15 people killed and 400–700 injured
Aug 17th - The Church Missionary Society establishes New Zealand's second mission station at Kerikeri
Astronomer William HerschelAstronomer William Herschel Sep 6th - Thomas Blanchard patents lathe
Sep 17th - First whaling ship arrives in Hawaii
Oct 22nd - 1st ship sails by Erie-channel (Rome-Utica)
Nov 4th - Māori Chiefs Hongi Hika and Rewa sell 13,000 acres (5260 hectares) at Kerikeri to the Church Missionary Society for 48 felling axes, New Zealand
Dec 14th - Alabama admitted to Union as 22nd state
Dec 17th - Congress of Angostura establishes Colombia's independence from Spain

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