1819 in History – What happened in year 1819

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

In history, year 1819 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 1819.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1819 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
06 februaryBritish official Stamford Raffles signed a treaty with Sultan Hussain Shah of Johor, establishing Singapore as a trading post for the British East India Company.
22 februaryUnder the terms of the Adams–Onís Treaty, Spain sold Florida And other North American territory to the United States for about US$5 million.
20 juneArriving in Liverpool, the SS Savannah became the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
16 augustFifteen people were killed and 400–700 others were injuredwhen cavalry charged into a crowd of about 60–80,000 who were gatheredat St Peter's Field, Manchester, England, to demand the reform ofparliamentary representation.
14 decemberAlabama was admitted as the 22nd U.S. state after the statehood of present-day Northern Alabama was delayed for several years by the lack of a coastline until Mobile was captured from Spain during the War of 1812.
17 decemberThe Republic of Gran Colombia in South America was established, with Simón Bolívar as its first president.
03 JulyThe US started the first savings bank \ 'Bank of Saving in New York \'.
25 AugustScottish inventor James Watt died.
28 JanuarySir Stamford Raffles discovered Singapore.
02 JanuaryThe Panic of 1819, the first major financial crisis began in the United States.
06 FebruaryA formal treaty between Husain Shah of Johor and British Sir Stamford Rafals established a trade agreement in Singapore.
20 MarchBurlington Arcade opened in London.
07 AprilThe Governor of Livonia rescued his peasants from the slaves of the Russian Empire.
21 MayAmerica's first bicycle fast walker) introduced in NYC.
20 JuneThe 320-ton Savannah became the first steamship to cross the Atlantic (any ocean).
04 JulyWilliam Herschel observed the last telescope of the 1819 comet.
06 AugustNorwich University was established in Vermont by Captain Alden Partridge as the first private military school in the United States.
20 SeptemberCarlsbad decras were issued throughout the German Confederation.
15 OctoberThe devastated island was discovered in the southern Shetland Islands of the Antarctic by Captain William Smith at Willums.
04 November
14 DecemberAlabama was accepted as the 22nd US state.


Famous birthdays in the year 1819:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AugustHerman Melville / Writer / United States of America
06 January Baldassare Verazzi / Painter / Italy
07 SeptemberThomas A. Hendricks / Politician / United States of America
08 February John Ruskin / Author / United Kingdom
11 March Henry Tate / Business Man / United Kingdom
12 JuneCharles Kingsley / Historian / United Kingdom
14 February Christopher Latham Sholes / Politician / United States of America
14 January Dimitrie Bolintineanu / Politician / Romania
16 OctoberAustin F. Pike / Politician / United States of America
16 MayJohann Voldemar Jannsen / Poet / Estonia
18 AprilFranz von Suppé / Composer / Austria
18 SeptemberLéon Foucault / Academic / France
19 JulyGottfried Keller / Poet / Switzerland
19 AugustJulius van Zuylen van Nijevelt / Politician / Netherlands
20 JuneJacques Offenbach / Composer / Germany
20 February Alfred Escher / Politician / Switzerland
20 OctoberBáb / Religious Leader / Iran
22 DecemberFranz Abt / Composer / Germany
22 NovemberGeorge Eliot / Poet / United Kingdom
23 AprilEdward Stafford / Politician / New Zealand
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