1815 in History
January 8 Battle of New Orleans-War of 1812 ended 12/24/1814 but nobody knew
January 30 Burned Library of Congress reestablished with Jefferson's 6500 vols
February 3 World's 1st commercial cheese factory established, in Switzerland
February 6 New Jersey issues 1st U.S. railroad charter (John Stevens)
February 26 Napoleon and 1,200 leave Elba to start 100-day re-conquest of France
March 1 Sunday observance in Netherlands regulated by law
March 3 U.S. declares war on Algiers for taking U.S. prisoners and demanding tribute
March 16 Willem I proclaimed king of the Netherlands, including Belgium
March 20 Napoleon enters Paris after escape from Elba, begins 100-day rule
April 5 Eruption of Tambora volcano (Sumbawa Java)
April 6 English militia shoots prisoners, 100's killed
April 10 Austria declares war on realm of Naples
May 3 Battle at Tolentino: Austria beats king Joachim of Naples
May 24 George Evans discovers Lachlan River, Australia
June 8 39 German states unite under Act of Confederation
June 16 Battle at Ligny: French army under Napoleon beats Prussia
June 16 Battle at Quatre-Bras: allies strike French
June 17 Stephen Decatur conquerors Algerian frigate Mashouda
June 18 Battle of Waterloo; Napoleon defeated by Wellington and Blucher
June 22 2nd abdication of Napoleon (after Waterloo)
June 30 U.S. naval hero Stephen Decatur ends attacks by Algerian pirates
July 9 1st natural gas well in U.S. is discovered
July 9 King Louis XVIII leaves Ghent for France
July 15 Napoleon surrendered and is later exiled on St. Helena
August 6 U.S. flotilla ends piracy by Algiers, Tunis and Tripoli
August 8 Napoleon Bonaparte set sail for exile on St. Helena
September 21 King Willem I takes oath in Brussels
September 26 Russia, Prussia and Austria sign Holy Alliance
September 28 Joachim Murats fleet sails from Corsica to Naples
September 29 King Willem I forms Order of Dutch Lion
October 8 Joachim Murats forces lands at Pizzo, Italy
October 12 Ex-king Joachim Murat van Naples sentenced to death
October 15 Napoleon Bonaparte exiled on Island of St. Helena
October 17 Napoleon arrives in St. Helena
October 31 Sir Humphrey Davy of London patents miner's safety lamp
November 20 2nd Peace of Paris: France and allies
November 20 Russia, Prussia, Austria and England signs Great Alliance
November 27 Cracow (Poland) declared a free republic
December 15 Rossini gets assignment for Il barbiere di Siviglia
December 22 Spaniards execute Mexican revolutionary priest Jose Maria Morelos