Historical Events in February 1819

Historic Event

Feb 6 Stamford Raffles founds Singapore as a British trading port

Historic Discovery

Feb 19 British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III

  • Feb 22 The Adams–Onís Treaty between Spain and the United States is signed, ceding Florida to the US and defining the boundary between the US and New Spain

Music Premiere

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