1816 in History



January 12 France decrees Bonaparte family excluded from the country forever
January 22 Lord Byron completes "Parisina" and "Siege of Corinth"
February 5 Rossini's Opera "Barber of Seville," premieres in Rome
February 13 Teatro San Carlo in Naples destroyed by fire
February 20 Rossini's opera "Barber of Seville" premieres in Rome
February 27 Dutch regain Suriname
February 29 Dutch King Willem II marries Russian grand-duchess Anna Paulowna
March 6 Jews are expelled from Free city of Lubeck Germany
March 20 U.S. Supreme Court affirms its right to review state court decisions
April 9 African Methodist Episcopal Church organizes in Philadelphia
April 10 2nd Bank of U.S. chartered
May 5 American Bible Society organized in New York
May 10 English steamship "Defiance" arrives at Rotterdam harbor
May 11 American Bible Society forms in New York
June 6 10" snowfall in New England, "year without a summer", from the eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia
June 11 Gas Light Co of Baltimore founded
July 1 French frigate Medusa wrecked; basis of Gericault's "Raft of the Medusa"
July 3 French frigate "Medusa" runs aground off Cap Blanc. Gross incompetence kills 150 in calm seas
July 8 Frost in Waltham, Massachusetts
July 9 Argentina declares independence from Spain
July 19 Survivors of French frigate Medusa rescued off Senegal after 17 days
July 27 U.S. troops destroy Ft. Apalachicola, a Seminole fort, to punish Indians for harboring runaway slaves
August 8 Bavarian joins Saint Alliance
August 14 Great Britain annexes Tristan da Cunha
August 19 Java again in Dutch hands
August 27 Lord Exmouth bombs Algiers, a refuge for Barbary pirates
October 7 1st double decked steamboat, Washington, arrives in New Orleans
December 2 1st savings bank in U.S. opens (Philadelphia Savings Fund Society)
December 4 James Monroe (VA), elected 5th president, defeating Federalist Rufus King
December 10 Dutch regain Sumatra
December 11 Citizens of Geneva thwarted Savoyard invaders
December 11 Indiana becomes 19th state
December 13 Patent for a dry dock issued to John Adamson, Boston
December 28 American Colonization Society organizes












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