1818 in History – What happened in year 1818

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
01 JulyKarl von Vierordt / Physician / Germany
01 SeptemberJosé María Castro Madriz / Politician / Costa Rica
01 JulyIgnaz Semmelweis / Physician / Austria
03 JuneLouis Faidherbe / Politician / France
04 MayKarl Marx / Philosopher / Germany
05 NovemberBenjamin Butler / Lawyer / United States of America
06 March William Claflin / Politician / United States of America
07 SeptemberThomas Talbot / Politician / United States of America
08 OctoberJohn Henninger Reagan / Politician / United States of America
13 DecemberMary Todd Lincoln / Politician / United States of America
15 OctoberAlexander Dreyschock / Pianist / Czech Republic
17 MayEzra Otis Kendall / Astronomer / United States of America
22 OctoberLeconte de Lisle / Poet / France
24 DecemberJames Prescott Joule / Physicist / United Kingdom
28 DecemberCarl Remigius Fresenius / Academic / Germany
28 January George S. Boutwell / Politician / United States of America
28 MayP. G. T. Beauregard / General / United States of America
29 JuneAngelo Secchi / Academic / Italy
30 JulyEmily Brontë / Poet / United Kingdom
30 JulyJan Heemskerk / Politician / Netherlands

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