Historical Events for Year 1816
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Jan 12th - France decrees Bonaparte family excluded from the country forever
Jan 22nd - Lord Byron completes "Parisina" & "Siege of Corinth"
Feb 13th - -14] Teatro San Carlo in Naples destroyed by fire
Feb 20th - Rossini's opera "Barber of Seville" premieres in Rome
Feb 27th - Dutch regain Suriname
Mar 6th - Jews are expelled from Free city of Lubeck Germany
Mar 20th - US Supreme Court affirms its right to review state court decisions
Apr 9th - African Methodist Episcopal Church organizes (Phila)
Apr 10th - 2nd Bank of US chartered
May 5th - American Bible Society organized (NY)
May 10th - British steamship "Defiance" arrives at Rotterdam harbor
May 11th - American Bible Society forms (NY)
Jun 6th - 10" snowfall in New England, "year without a summer" (Mount Tambora)
Jun 11th - Gas Light Co of Baltimore founded
Jun 19th - Battle of Seven Oaks between North West Company and Hudson's Bay Company, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Jul 1st - French frigate Medusa wrecked; basis of Géricault's painting "Raft of the Medusa"
Jul 3rd - French frigate "Medusa" runs aground off Cap Blanc. Gross incompetence kills 150 in calm seas
Jul 8th - Frost in Waltham, MA
Jul 9th - Argentina declares independence from Spain
Jul 19th - Survivors of French frigate Medusa rescued off Senegal after 17 days
Jul 27th - US troops destroy Fort Apalachicola, a Seminole fort, to punish Indians for harboring runaway slaves
Aug 8th - Bavaria joins Holy Alliance
Aug 14th - Great Britain annexes Tristan da Cunha
Aug 19th - Java again in Dutch hands
Aug 24th - The Treaty of St. Louis is signed in St. Louis, Missouri.
Aug 27th - Lord Exmouth bombards Algiers, a refuge for Barbary pirates
King of France Louis XVIII Sep 5th - Louis XVIII has to dissolve the Chambre introuvable ("Unobtainable Chamber").
Oct 7th - 1st double decked steamboat, Washington, arrives in New Orleans
Oct 21st - The Penang Free School is founded in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, by the Rev Hutchings. It is the oldest English-language school in Southeast Asia.
Nov 19th - Warsaw University is established.
Dec 2nd - 1st savings bank in US opens (Philadelphia Savings Fund Society)
Dec 4th - James Monroe (VA), elected 5th pres, defeating Federalist Rufus King
Dec 10th - Dutch regain Sumatra
5th US President James Monroe Dec 11th - Citizens of Geneva thwarted Savoyard invaders
Dec 11th - Indiana becomes 19th state of the Union
Dec 13th - Patent for a dry dock issued to John Adamson, Boston
Dec 28th - American Colonization Society organizes
Dec 30th - The Treaty of St. Louis is proclaimed.