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1819Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds freeport harbor Singapore

18191st public performance of a Franz Schubert song, "Schäfers Klageleid"

1819 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 16
Godert baron van der de Capellen becomes governor of Dutch-Indies 
Jan 28
Sir Stamford Raffles 1st lands in Singapore 
Feb 6
Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds freeport harbor Singapore 
Feb 19
British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III. 
Feb 22
Spain renounces claims to Oregon Country, Florida (Adams-Onís Treaty) 
Feb 28
1st public performance of a Franz Schubert song, "Schäfers Klageleid" 
Mar 2
Territory of Arkansas organized 
Mar 2
US passed its 1st immigration law 
Apr 2
1st successful agricultural journal ("American Farmer") begins 
Apr 26
Odd Fellows Lodge forms 
May 21
1st bicycles (swift walkers) in US introduced in NYC 
May 22
1st steam propelled vessel to cross Atlantic (Savannah leaves Ga) 
Jun 12
Dutch colonial troops driven out of Palembang Sumatra 
Jun 20
320 ton Savannah becomes 1st steamship to cross any ocean (Atlantic) 
Jul 3
1st savings bank in US (Bank of Savings in NYC) opens its doors 
Jul 4
William Herschel makes last telescopic observation of 1819 comet 
Jul 16
Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen sets sail to explore Antarctica for Tsar Alexander I 
Aug 2
1st parachute jump in US 
Aug 6
Norwich University is founded in Vermont as the first private military school in the United States. 
Aug 7
Battle of Boyacá; Bolívar defeats Spanish in Colombia 
Aug 16
Peterloo Massacre, Manchester, England: cavalry charges demonstrators.15 people killed and 400—700 injured 
Aug 17
The Church Missionary Society establishes New Zealand's second mission station at Kerikeri 
Sep 6
Thomas Blanchard patents lathe 
Sep 17
First whaling ship arrives in Hawaii 
Oct 22
1st ship sails by Erie-channel (Rome-Utica) 
Nov 4
Māori Chiefs Hongi Hika and Rewa sell 13,000 acres (5260 hectares) at Kerikeri to the Church Missionary Society for 48 felling axes, New Zealand 
Dec 14
Alabama admitted to Union as 22nd state 
Dec 17
Congress of Angostura establishes Colombia's independence from Spain 
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