Historical Events in 1819

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  • Jan 16th Godert Alexander Gerard Philip, Baron van der Capellen, becomes governor-general of Dutch East Indies

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Jan 28th Sir Stamford Raffles lands in Singapore

British Statesman and Founder of Singapore Stamford Raffles
British Statesman and Founder of Singapore
Stamford Raffles
  • 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)

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Feb 28th 1st public performance of a Franz Schubert's song "Schäfers Klageleid"

Composer Franz Schubert
Franz Schubert
  • 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
  • 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

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Jul 4th William Herschel makes last telescopic observation of 1819 comet

Astronomer William Herschel
William Herschel
  • 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
  • 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