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Notable Historical Events - 1818

1818General Andrew Jackson captures Pensacola Florida

1818General Andrew Jackson conquers St Marks Fla from Seminole indians

1818Second Battle of Cancha Rayada - Spanish forces defeat Chileans under José de San Martín.

1818In the Battle of Maipú, Chile's independence movement - led by Bernardo O'Higgins and José de San Martín - win a decisive victory over Spain, leaving 2,000 Spaniards and 1,000 Chilean patriots dead.

1818 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Official reopening of the White House 
Jan 1
Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus" is published anonymously by the small London publishing house of Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones 
Jan 2
Lord Byron completes "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" (4th canto) 
Jan 2
The British Institution of Civil Engineers is founded. 
Jan 21
Keats writes his poem "On a Lock of Milton's Hair" 
Jan 30
Keats composes his sonnet, "When I Have Fears" 
Feb 5
Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway. 
Feb 7
1st successful US educational magazine "Academician," begins (NYC) 
Feb 12
Chile gains independence from Spain 
Feb 17
Baron Karl von Drais de Sauerbrun patents "draisine" (early bicycle) 
Mar 16
Second Battle of Cancha Rayada - Spanish forces defeat Chileans under José de San Martín
Mar 18
Congress approves 1st pensions for government service 
Apr 4
Congress decided US flag is 13 red & white stripes & 20 stars 
Apr 5
In the Battle of Maipú, Chile's independence movement - led by Bernardo O'Higgins and José de San Martín - win a decisive victory over Spain, leaving 2,000 Spaniards and 1,000 Chilean patriots dead. 
Apr 7
General Andrew Jackson conquers St Marks Fla from Seminole indians 
Apr 14
US Medical Corp forms 
Apr 16
Senate ratifies Rush-Bagot amendment (unarmed US-Canada border) 
Apr 21
Franz Grillparzer's "Sappho" premieres in Vienna 
Apr 28
Monroe proclaims naval disarmament on Great Lakes & Lake Champlain 
May 4
Netherlands & Britain sign treaty against illegal slave handling 
May 24
General Andrew Jackson captures Pensacola Florida 
May 28
1st steam vessel to sail Great Lakes launched 
Jun 3
Maratha Wars between British & Maratha Confederacy in India ends 
Jun 10
Pesaro opera theater opens with Rossini's "La gaza ladra" 
Jul 11
Keats writes "In the Cottage Where Burns is Born," "Lines Written in the Highlands," & "Gadfly" 
Sep 7
Carl III of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Norway, in Trondheim. 
Sep 23
Border demarcation markers for Moresnet formally installed. 
Sep 30
Congress of Aken: Russia, Austria, Prussia, France & England 
Oct 8
Two English boxers are first to use padded gloves 
Oct 9
Congress of Aken returns to France from Libya 
Oct 19
US Government & Chicasaw Indians sign a treaty 
Oct 20
49th parallel forms as border between US & Canada 
Oct 20
US & Britain agree to joint control of Oregon country 
Oct 24
Felix Mendelssohn, 9, performs his first public concert (Berlin) 
Nov 21
Russia's Tsar Alexander I petitions for a Jewish state in Palestine 
Dec 3
Illinois becomes 21st state USA (Admission day) 
Dec 24
"Silent Night" composed by Franz Joseph Gruber; 1st sung next day 
Dec 25
1st known Christmas carol ("Silent Night, Holy Night") sung (Austria) 
Dec 25
Handel's Messiah, premieres in the US in Boston 
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