1819 in History – What happened in year 1819

In history, year 1819 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1819.

Know what happened in 1819:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
06 FebruaryBritish official Stamford Raffles signed a treaty with Sultan Hussein Shah of Johor, establishing Singapore as a trading post for the British East India Company.
14 DecemberAlabama was admitted as the 22nd U.S. state, after thestatehood of present-day Northern Alabama was delayed for several yearsby the lack of a coastline until Mobile was captured from Spain duringthe War of 1812.
16 AugustFifteen people were killed and 400–700 others were injuredwhen cavalry charged into a crowd of about 60–80,000 who were gatheredat St Peter's Field, Manchester, England, to demand the reform ofparliamentary representation.
22 FebruaryUnder the terms of the Adams–Onís Treaty, Spain sold Floridaand other North American territory to the United States for aboutUS$5 million.
17 DecemberThe Republic of Gran Colombia in South America was established,with Simón Bolívar as its first president.
14 DecemberAlabama was admitted as the 22nd U.S. state, after the statehood of present-day Northern Alabama was delayed for several years by the lack of a coastline until Mobile was captured from Spain duringthe War of 1812.
16 AugustFifteen people were killed and 400–700 others were injuredwhen cavalry charged into a crowd gathered at St Peter's Field,Manchester, England, to demand the reform of parliamentaryrepresentation.
20 JuneArriving in Liverpool, the SS Savannah became the firststeamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1819:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 January George Foster Shepley / General / United States of America
01 AugustHerman Melville / Writer / United States of America
03 March Gustave de Molinari / Economist / Netherlands
03 January Charles Piazzi Smyth / Academic / Italy
08 February John Ruskin / Author / United Kingdom
10 JuneGustave Courbet / Painter / France
12 February William Wetmore Story / Sculptor / United States of America
13 SeptemberClara Schumann / Pianist / Germany
14 January Dimitrie Bolintineanu / Politician / Romania
15 SeptemberCyprien Tanguay / Historian / Canada
16 MayJohann Voldemar Jannsen / Poet / Estonia
22 February James Russell Lowell / Poet / United States of America
22 DecemberFranz Abt / Composer / Germany
23 AprilEdward Stafford / Politician / New Zealand
23 SeptemberHippolyte Fizeau / Academic / France
26 JulyJustin Holland / Educator / United States of America
26 JuneAbner Doubleday / General / United States of America
28 SeptemberNarcís Monturiol / Engineer / Spain
30 DecemberTheodor Fontane / Poet / Germany
31 MayWalt Whitman / Poet / United States of America

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