1818 in History – What happened in year 1818

✅ Published on April 3rd, 2009 in 19th Century in History

In history, year 1818 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 1818.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1818 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
01 januaryFrankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, a novel by Mary Shelley, was first published in London.
12 februaryOn the first anniversary of its victory in the Battle of Chacabuco, Chile formally declared its independence from Spain.
16 aprilThe United States Senate ratified the Rush–Bagot Treaty, which laid the basis for a demilitarized boundary between the US and British North America.
20 aprilFour days after the Court of King's Bench in England upheld murder suspect's right to trial by battle in Ashford v Thornton, the plaintiff declined to fight, allowing the defendant to go free.
31 maySamachar Darpan, the first vernacular newspaper, was published in Bengali language by Carey and Marshman from Serampore. The success of the Bengali monthly Digdarshan encouraged the missionaries of the Baptist Missionary Society to embark on a new venture - the publication of a Bengali newspaper. The initiative was taken by Joshua Marshman and William Ward.
20 octoberThe United Kingdom and the United States signed the Treaty of1818, which settled the Canada–United States border on the 49thparallel between the Pacific Ocean and Lake of the Woods.
24 decemberSilent Night a Christmas carol by Joseph Mohr and Franz Gruber, was first performed in a church in Austria.
22 AugustWarren Hasting, the first Governor General of India, died.
12 FebruaryThe South American country Chile gained independence from Spain.
04 AprilIn the US Parliament, it was decided to put 13 red stripes and 20 stars in the national flag.
13 JanuaryRana of Udaipur compromised with Britain for the protection of Mewar.
12 FebruaryChile declared its independence from Spain.
15 MarchIn the first Seminole War, General Andrew Jackson and his US Army attacked Florida.
07 AprilBrooks Brothers, the oldest clothing merchants in the United States, opened its first store on the northeast corner of Catherine and Cherry Streets in New York City.
11 MayThe Old Vic Theater in London was established as the Royal Coburg Hall).
03 JuneThe Maratha War ended between the British and Maratha Confederates in India.
10 JulyThe first edition of The Farmer's Almanac was published in the United States.
01 AugustA separate topographical bureau of the United States Department was established.
23 SeptemberThe boundary markers were formally established for the European region of Moreset.
05 OctoberClaudine Thévenet (known as "Mary of St. Ignatius ") founded the Roman Catholic Order Studiégius de Yesus-Marie "Religious of Jesus and Mary") in Lyon, France.
11 NovemberLater renamed Ying Wa College) at the Anglo-Chinese College Malacca by Robert Morrison.
03 DecemberIllinois was accepted as the 21st US state.


Famous birthdays in the year 1818:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
04 AprilThomas Mayne Reid / Poet / United States of America
05 SeptemberEdmund Kennedy / Explorer / Australia
05 NovemberBenjamin Butler / Lawyer / United States of America
06 February William M. Evarts / Politician / United States of America
06 March William Claflin / Politician / United States of America
07 NovemberEmil du Bois-Reymond / Physician / Germany
09 January Antoine Samuel Adam-Salomon / Photographer / France
12 SeptemberTheodor Kullak / Pianist / Germany
12 SeptemberRichard Jordan Gatling / Inventor / United States of America
14 January Zachris Topelius / Journalist / Finland
15 OctoberAlexander Dreyschock / Pianist / Czech Republic
20 AprilHeinrich Göbel / Engineer / United States of America
21 NovemberLewis H. Morgan / Lawyer / United States of America
22 OctoberLeconte de Lisle / Poet / France
22 March John Ainsworth Horrocks / Explorer / United Kingdom
24 DecemberJames Prescott Joule / Physicist / United Kingdom
25 MayJacob Burckhardt / Historian / Switzerland
29 NovemberGeorge Brown / Politician / Canada
30 JulyJan Heemskerk / Politician / Netherlands
30 AugustAlexander H. Rice / Politician / United States of America
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