Historical Events for Year 1818
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Jan 1st - Official reopening of the White House
Jan 1st - Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus" is published anonymously by the small London publishing house of Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones
Jan 2nd - Lord Byron completes "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" (4th canto)
Jan 2nd - The British Institution of Civil Engineers is founded.
Jan 21st - Keats writes his poem "On a Lock of Milton's Hair"
Jan 30th - Keats composes his sonnet, "When I Have Fears"
Feb 5th - Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.
Feb 7th - 1st successful US educational magazine "Academician," begins (NYC)
Feb 12th - Chile gains independence from Spain
Feb 17th - Baron Karl von Drais de Sauerbrun patents "draisine" (early bicycle)
Revolutionary Leader José de San Martín Mar 16th - Second Battle of Cancha Rayada - Spanish forces defeat Chileans under José de San Martín.
Mar 18th - Congress approves 1st pensions for government service
Apr 4th - Congress decided US flag is 13 red & white stripes & 20 stars
Apr 5th - In the Battle of Maipú, Chile's independence movement - led by Bernardo O'Higgins and José de San Martín - win a decisive victory over Spain, leaving 2,000 Spaniards and 1,000 Chilean patriots dead.
Apr 7th - General Andrew Jackson conquers St Marks Fla from Seminole indians
Apr 14th - US Medical Corp forms
Apr 16th - Senate ratifies Rush-Bagot amendment (unarmed US-Canada border)
US President & General Andrew Jackson Apr 21st - Franz Grillparzer's "Sappho" premieres in Vienna
Apr 28th - Monroe proclaims naval disarmament on Great Lakes & Lake Champlain
May 4th - Netherlands & Britain sign treaty against illegal slave handling
May 24th - General Andrew Jackson captures Pensacola Florida
May 28th - 1st steam vessel to sail Great Lakes launched
Jun 3rd - Maratha Wars between British & Maratha Confederacy in India ends
Jun 10th - Pesaro opera theater opens with Rossini's "La gaza ladra"
Jul 11th - Keats writes "In the Cottage Where Burns is Born," "Lines Written in the Highlands," & "Gadfly"
Sep 7th - Carl III of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Norway, in Trondheim.
Sep 23rd - Border demarcation markers for Moresnet formally installed.
Sep 30th - Congress of Aken: Russia, Austria, Prussia, France & England
Oct 8th - Two English boxers are first to use padded gloves
Oct 9th - Congress of Aken returns to France from Libya
Oct 19th - US Government & Chicasaw Indians sign a treaty
Oct 20th - 49th parallel forms as border between US & Canada
Oct 20th - US & Britain agree to joint control of Oregon country
Oct 24th - Felix Mendelssohn, 9, performs his first public concert (Berlin)
Nov 21st - Russia's Czar Alexander I petitions for a Jewish state in Palestine
Dec 3rd - Illinois becomes 21st state USA (Admission day)
Dec 24th - "Silent Night" composed by Franz Joseph Gruber; 1st sung next day
Dec 25th - 1st known Christmas carol ("Silent Night, Holy Night") sung (Austria)
Dec 25th - Handel's Messiah, premieres in the US in Boston