Historical Events in February 1819

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Feb 6 Stamford Raffles founds Singapore as a British trading port

British Statesman and Founder of Singapore Stamford Raffles
British Statesman and Founder of Singapore
Stamford Raffles
  • Feb 19 British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III.
  • Feb 22 Spain renounces claims to Oregon Country, Florida (Adams-Onís Treaty)

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

Composer Franz Schubert
Composer
Franz Schubert