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
02 JulyCharles-Louis Hanon / Painist / France
03 March Gustave de Molinari / Economist / Netherlands
03 January Charles Piazzi Smyth / Academic / Italy
03 JuneAnton Anderledy / Religious Leader / Switzerland
07 SeptemberThomas A. Hendricks / Politician / United States of America
13 SeptemberClara Schumann / Pianist / Germany
14 JuneHenry Gardner / Politician / United States of America
16 OctoberAustin F. Pike / Politician / United States of America
18 SeptemberLéon Foucault / Academic / France
20 OctoberBáb / Religious Leader / Iran
22 DecemberPierre Ossian Bonnet / Academic / France
22 SeptemberWilhelm Wattenbach / Academic / Germany
23 AprilEdward Stafford / Politician / New Zealand
23 DecemberJan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate / Poet / Netherlands
25 AugustAllan Pinkerton / Spy / Scotland
26 JulyJustin Holland / Educator / United States of America
26 DecemberE. D. E. N. Southworth / Author / United States of America
28 March Joseph Bazalgette / Engineer / United Kingdom
30 MayWilliam McMurdo / General / United Kingdom

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