1819 in History
January 16 Godert baron van der de Capellen becomes governor of Dutch-Indies
January 28 Sir Stamford Raffles 1st lands in Singapore
February 6 Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds freeport harbor Singapore
February 22 Spain renounces claims to Oregon Country, Florida (Adams-Onis Treaty)
February 28 1st public performance of a Schubert song, "Schafers Klageleid"
March 2 Territory of Arkansas organized
March 2 U.S. passed its 1st immigration law
April 2 1st successful agricultural journal ("American Farmer") begins
April 26 Odd Fellows Lodge forms
May 21 1st bicycles (swift walkers) in U.S. introduced in New York City
May 22 1st steam propelled vessel to cross Atlantic (Savannah leaves Ga)
June 12 Dutch colonial troops driven out of Palembang Sumatra
June 20 320 ton Savannah becomes 1st steamship to cross any ocean (Atlantic)
July 3 1st savings bank in U.S. (Bank of Savings in New York City) opens its doors
July 4 William Herschel makes last telescopic observation of 1819 comet
August 2 1st parachute jump in U.S.
August 7 Battle of Boyaca; Bolivar defeats Spanish in Colombia
August 16 Manchester Massacre: English police charge unemployed demonstrators
September 6 Thomas Blanchard patents lathe
September 17 1st whaling ship arrives in Hawaii
October 22 1st ship sails by Erie-channel (Rome-Utica)
December 14 Alabama admitted to Union as 22nd state
December 17 Congress of Angostura establishes Colombia's independence from Spain