Historical Events for Year 1819

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Jan 16th - Godert baron van der de Capellen becomes governor of Dutch-Indies
Jan 28th - Sir Stamford Raffles 1st lands in Singapore
Feb 6th - Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds freeport harbor Singapore
Feb 19th - British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III.
Feb 22nd - Spain renounces claims to Oregon Country, Florida (Adams-Onís Treaty)
Feb 28th - 1st public performance of a Franz Schubert song, "Schäfers Klageleid"
Mar 2nd - Territory of Arkansas organized
Mar 2nd - US passed its 1st immigration law
Apr 2nd - 1st successful agricultural journal ("American Farmer") begins
Apr 26th - Odd Fellows Lodge forms
May 21st - 1st bicycles (swift walkers) in US introduced in NYC
May 22nd - 1st steam propelled vessel to cross Atlantic (Savannah leaves Ga)
Jun 12th - Dutch colonial troops driven out of Palembang Sumatra
Jun 20th - 320 ton Savannah becomes 1st steamship to cross any ocean (Atlantic)
Jul 3rd - 1st savings bank in US (Bank of Savings in NYC) opens its doors
Jul 4th - William Herschel makes last telescopic observation of 1819 comet
Aug 2nd - 1st parachute jump in US
Aug 6th - Norwich University is founded in Vermont as the first private military school in the United States.
Aug 7th - Battle of Boyacá; Bolívar defeats Spanish in Colombia
Composer Franz SchubertComposer Franz Schubert Aug 16th - Manchester Massacre: English police charge unemployed demonstrators
Sep 6th - Thomas Blanchard patents lathe
Sep 17th - First whaling ship arrives in Hawaii
Oct 22nd - 1st ship sails by Erie-channel (Rome-Utica)
Dec 14th - Alabama admitted to Union as 22nd state
Dec 17th - Congress of Angostura establishes Colombia's independence from Spain

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