On This Day

Historical Events in February 1819

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

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

King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover George III
King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover
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 releaseMusic Premiere

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

Composer Franz Schubert
Composer
Franz Schubert