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1815Napoleon Bonaparte swears fidelity to the Constitution of France.

1815Burned US Library of Congress reestablished with Thomas Jefferson's 6500 vols

1815Napoleon enters Paris after escape from Elba, begins 100-day rule

1815Battle of Waterloo; Napoleon and France defeated by British forces under Wellington and Prussian troops under Blucher

1815King Louis XVIII leaves Ghent for France

18152nd Peace of Paris: France & allies after 2nd defeat and abdication of Napoleon Bonaparte.

1815Battle at Ligny: French army under Napoleon beats Prussia

1815Napoleon surrenders to Captain Frederick Maitland of HMS Bellerophon at Rochefort after his earlier defeat at the Battle of Waterloo

1815Napoleon & 1,200 leave Elba to start 100-day re-conquest of France

1815Napoleon Bonaparte sets sail for exile on St Helena on board British ship the Northumberland

18152nd abdication of Napoleon (after Waterloo)

1815Napoleon Bonaparte arrives on island of St Helena to begin his exile

1815 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 8
Battle of New Orleans (War of 1812); the war had ended on 24th December 1814 but none of the combatants knew 
Jan 30
Burned US Library of Congress reestablished with Thomas Jefferson's 6500 vols 
Feb 3
World's 1st commercial cheese factory established, in Switzerland 
Feb 6
NJ issues 1st US railroad charter (John Stevens) 
Feb 13
The Cambridge Union Society is founded. 
Feb 26
Napoleon & 1,200 leave Elba to start 100-day re-conquest of France 
Mar 1
Sunday observance in Netherlands regulated by law 
Mar 2
Signing of Kandyan treaty by British invaders and Sri Lankan King. 
Mar 3
US declares war on Algiers for taking US prisoners & demanding tribute 
Mar 16
Willem I proclaimed king of the Netherlands, including Belgium 
Mar 20
Napoleon enters Paris after escape from Elba, begins 100-day rule 
Mar 24
Handel & Haydn Society of Boston founded 
Apr 5
Eruption of Tambora volcano (Sumbawa Java) 
Apr 6
English militia shoots prisoners, 100's killed 
Apr 10
Austria declares war on realm of Naples 
May 3
Battle at Tolentino: Austria beats king Joachim of Naples 
May 16
The Governor of New South Wales, Lachlan Macquarie, officially names the town of Blackheath in the upper Blue Mountains. 
May 24
George Evans discovers Lachlan River, Australia 
Jun 1
Napoleon Bonaparte swears fidelity to the Constitution of France. 
Jun 8
39 German states unite under Act of Confederation 
Jun 9
End of the Congress of Vienna: New European political situation is set. 
Jun 16
Battle at Ligny: French army under Napoleon beats Prussia 
Jun 16
Battle at Quatre-Bras: allies strike French 
Jun 17
Stephen Decatur conquerors Algerian frigate Mashouda 
Jun 18
Battle of Waterloo; Napoleon and France defeated by British forces under Wellington and Prussian troops under Blucher 
Jun 22
2nd abdication of Napoleon (after Waterloo) 
Jun 30
US naval hero Stephen Decatur ends attacks by Algerian pirates 
Jul 9
1st natural gas well in US is discovered 
Jul 9
King Louis XVIII leaves Ghent for France 
Jul 9
Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Prince de Benevente becomes Prime Minister of France. 
Jul 15
Napoleon surrenders to Captain Frederick Maitland of HMS Bellerophon at Rochefort after his earlier defeat at the Battle of Waterloo 
Jul 15
1st flat horse race held at English race track Cheltenham on Nottingham Hill 
Aug 6
US flotilla ends piracy by Algiers, Tunis & Tripoli 
Aug 9
Napoleon Bonaparte sets sail for exile on St Helena on board British ship the Northumberland 
Sep 21
King Willem I takes oath in Brussels 
Sep 26
Russia, Prussia & Austria sign Holy Alliance 
Sep 28
Joachim Murats fleet sails from Corsica to Naples 
Sep 29
King Willem I forms Dutch Order of the Lion 
Oct 8
Joachim Murat's forces land at Pizzo, Italy 
Oct 12
Ex-king Joachim Murat van Naples sentenced to death 
Oct 15
Napoleon Bonaparte arrives on island of St Helena to begin his exile 
Oct 31
Sir Humphrey Davy of London patents miner's safety lamp 
Nov 20
2nd Peace of Paris: France & allies after 2nd defeat and abdication of Napoleon Bonaparte. 
Nov 20
Russia, Prussia, Austria & England signs Alliance "for the maintenance of peace in Europe" same day as Treaty of Paris 
Nov 27
City of Kraków (Poland) declared a free republic state by the Congress of Vienna 
Nov 27
Adoption of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Poland 
Dec 5
Foundation of Maceió in Brazil. 
Dec 15
Rossini gets assignment for Il barbiere di Siviglia 
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