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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1819 AD

January

January 16: Godert baron van der de Capellen becomes governor of Dutch-Indies
January 28: Sir Stamford Raffles 1st lands in Singapore

February

February 6: Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds freeport harbor Singapore
February 22: Spain renounces claims to Oregon Country, Florida (Adams-Onis Treaty)
February 28: 1st public performance of a Schubert song, "Schafers Klageleid"

March

March 2: Territory of Arkansas organized
March 2: U.S. passed its 1st immigration law

April

April 2: 1st successful agricultural journal ("American Farmer") begins
April 26: Odd Fellows Lodge forms

May

May 21: 1st bicycles (swift walkers) in U.S. introduced in New York City
May 22: 1st steam propelled vessel to cross Atlantic (Savannah leaves Ga)

June

June 12: Dutch colonial troops driven out of Palembang Sumatra
June 20: 320 ton Savannah becomes 1st steamship to cross any ocean (Atlantic)

July

July 3: 1st savings bank in U.S. (Bank of Savings in New York City) opens its doors
July 4: William Herschel makes last telescopic observation of 1819 comet

August

August 2: 1st parachute jump in U.S.
August 7: Battle of Boyaca; Bolivar defeats Spanish in Colombia
August 16: Manchester Massacre: English police charge unemployed demonstrators

September

September 6: Thomas Blanchard patents lathe
September 17: 1st whaling ship arrives in Hawaii

October

October 22: 1st ship sails by Erie-channel (Rome-Utica)

December

December 14: Alabama admitted to Union as 22nd state
December 17: Congress of Angostura establishes Colombia's independence from Spain
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