Historical Events in December 1816

  • Dec 2 First savings bank in US opens (Philadelphia Savings Fund Society)

Election of Interest

Dec 4 James Monroe is elected to become the 5th President of the United States, defeating Rufus King of the Federalist Party

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