Historical Events for Year 1815
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Jan 8th - Battle of New Orleans (War of 1812); the war had ended on 24th December 1814 but none of the combatants knew
Jan 30th - Burned US Library of Congress reestablished with Thomas Jefferson's 6500 vols
Feb 3rd - World's 1st commercial cheese factory established, in Switzerland
Feb 6th - NJ issues 1st US railroad charter (John Stevens)
Feb 13th - The Cambridge Union Society is founded.
Feb 26th - Napoleon & 1,200 leave Elba to start 100-day re-conquest of France
Mar 1st - Sunday observance in Netherlands regulated by law
Mar 2nd - Signing of Kandyan treaty by British invaders and Sri Lankan King.
Mar 3rd - US declares war on Algiers for taking US prisoners & demanding tribute
Mar 16th - Willem I proclaimed king of the Netherlands, including Belgium
Mar 20th - Napoleon enters Paris after escape from Elba, begins 100-day rule
French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte Mar 24th - Handel & Haydn Society of Boston founded
Apr 5th - Eruption of Tambora volcano (Sumbawa Java)
Apr 6th - English militia shoots prisoners, 100's killed
Apr 10th - Austria declares war on realm of Naples
May 3rd - Battle at Tolentino: Austria beats king Joachim of Naples
May 16th - The Governor of New South Wales, Lachlan Macquarie, officially names the town of Blackheath in the upper Blue Mountains.
May 24th - George Evans discovers Lachlan River, Australia
Jun 1st - Napoleon Bonaparte swears fidelity to the Constitution of France.
Jun 8th - 39 German states unite under Act of Confederation
Jun 9th - End of the Congress of Vienna: New European political situation is set.
Jun 16th - Battle at Ligny: French army under Napoleon beats Prussia
Jun 16th - Battle at Quatre-Bras: allies strike French
Jun 17th - Stephen Decatur conquerors Algerian frigate Mashouda
Jun 18th - Battle of Waterloo; Napoleon and France defeated by British forces under Wellington and Prussian troops under Blucher
Jun 22nd - 2nd abdication of Napoleon (after Waterloo)
Jun 30th - US naval hero Stephen Decatur ends attacks by Algerian pirates
Jul 9th - 1st natural gas well in US is discovered
King of France Louis XVIII Jul 9th - King Louis XVIII leaves Ghent for France
Jul 9th - Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Prince de Benevente becomes Prime Minister of France.
Jul 15th - Napoleon surrenders to Captain Frederick Maitland of HMS Bellerophon at Rochefort after his earlier defeat at the Battle of Waterloo
Jul 15th - 1st flat horse race held on Nottingham Hill at Cheltenham, England (day and month TBC)
Aug 6th - US flotilla ends piracy by Algiers, Tunis & Tripoli
Aug 9th - Napoleon Bonaparte sets sail for exile on St Helena on board British ship the Northumberland
Sep 21st - King Willem I takes oath in Brussels
Sep 26th - Russia, Prussia & Austria sign Holy Alliance
Sep 28th - Joachim Murats fleet sails from Corsica to Naples
Sep 29th - King Willem I forms Dutch Order of the Lion
Oct 8th - Joachim Murats forces lands at Pizzo Italy
Oct 12th - Ex-king Joachim Murat van Naples sentenced to death
Oct 15th - Napoleon Bonaparte arrives on island of St Helena to begin his exile
Oct 31st - Sir Humphrey Davy of London patents miner's safety lamp
Nov 20th - 2nd Peace of Paris: France & allies after 2nd defeat and abdication of Napoleon Bonaparte.
Nov 20th - Russia, Prussia, Austria & England signs Alliance "for the maintenance of peace in Europe" same day as Treaty of Paris
Nov 27th - City of Kraków (Poland) declared a free republic state by the Congress of Vienna
Nov 27th - Adoption of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Poland
Dec 5th - Foundation of Maceió in Brazil.
Dec 15th - Rossini gets assignment for Il barbiere di Siviglia