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Notable Historical Events - 1816

1816Louis XVIII has to dissolve the Chambre introuvable ("Unobtainable Chamber").

1816James Monroe (VA), elected 5th pres, defeating Federalist Rufus King

1816 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 12
France decrees Bonaparte family excluded from the country forever 
Jan 22
Lord Byron completes "Parisina" & "Siege of Corinth" 
Feb 13
-14] Teatro San Carlo in Naples destroyed by fire 
Feb 20
Rossini's opera "Barber of Seville" premieres in Rome 
Feb 27
Dutch regain Suriname 
Mar 6
Jews are expelled from Free city of Lubeck Germany 
Mar 20
US Supreme Court affirms its right to review state court decisions 
Apr 9
African Methodist Episcopal Church organizes (Phila) 
Apr 10
2nd Bank of US chartered 
May 5
American Bible Society organized (NY) 
May 10
British steamship "Defiance" arrives at Rotterdam harbor 
May 11
American Bible Society forms (NY) 
Jun 6
10" snowfall in New England, "year without a summer" (Mount Tambora) 
Jun 11
Gas Light Co of Baltimore founded 
Jun 19
Battle of Seven Oaks between North West Company and Hudson's Bay Company, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. 
Jul 1
French frigate Medusa wrecked; basis of Géricault's painting "Raft of the Medusa" 
Jul 3
French frigate "Medusa" runs aground off Cap Blanc. Gross incompetence kills 150 in calm seas 
Jul 8
Frost in Waltham, MA 
Jul 9
Argentina declares independence from Spain 
Jul 19
Survivors of French frigate Medusa rescued off Senegal after 17 days 
Jul 27
US troops destroy Fort Apalachicola, a Seminole fort, to punish Indians for harboring runaway slaves 
Aug 8
Bavaria joins Holy Alliance 
Aug 14
Great Britain annexes Tristan da Cunha 
Aug 19
Java again in Dutch hands 
Aug 24
The Treaty of St. Louis is signed in St. Louis, Missouri. 
Aug 27
Lord Exmouth bombards Algiers, a refuge for Barbary pirates 
Sep 5
Louis XVIII has to dissolve the Chambre introuvable ("Unobtainable Chamber"). 
Oct 7
1st double decked steamboat, Washington, arrives in New Orleans 
Oct 21
The Penang Free School is founded in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, by the Rev Hutchings. It is the oldest English-language school in Southeast Asia. 
Nov 19
Warsaw University is established. 
Dec 2
1st savings bank in US opens (Philadelphia Savings Fund Society) 
Dec 4
James Monroe (VA), elected 5th pres, defeating Federalist Rufus King 
Dec 10
Dutch regain Sumatra 
Dec 11
Citizens of Geneva thwarted Savoyard invaders 
Dec 11
Indiana becomes 19th state of the Union 
Dec 13
Patent for a dry dock issued to John Adamson, Boston 
Dec 28
American Colonization Society organizes 
Dec 30
The Treaty of St. Louis is proclaimed. 
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