The "Year Without A Summer", caused by the Mount Tambora volcanic eruption that had
occurred in 1815.
March 25 - Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck dies and
is succeeded by the later Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-
Glücksburg, his son and founder of the Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.
May 2 - Leopold of Saxe-Coburg, later King of the Belgians, marries Charlotte Augusta,
but she dies the next year.
July 9 - Argentina gains independence from Spain.
November - James Monroe defeats Rufus King in U.S. presidential election.
December 11 - Indiana is admitted as the 19th U.S. state.
Tsultrim Gyatso becomes the 10th Dalai Lama.
The British found Banjul, The Gambia.
A British expedition explores up from the mouth of the Congo River.
The Battle of Seven Oaks is fought in the Red River Colony of Canada.
In France, René Laennec (1781-1826) invents the stethoscope.
First known cultivation of the cranberry.
Francis Ellis first describes the Dravidian languages.
The Second Bank of the United States is founded.
E. Remington and Sons is founded.
Buffalo, New York is incorporated.
African Methodist Episcopal Church is founded in Philadelphia.
Beau Brummell flees England to escape gambling debts.Births
January 22 - Paulus van den Houten
February 10 - Lena Beije
March 16 - Pieter van den Houten
April 21 - Charlotte Bronte
, British novelist.
April 22 - Charles Denis Bourbaki
, French general.
May 24 - Emanuel Leutze
, US painter.
June 3 - Stoffel de Witte
July 4 - Arthur de Gobineau
, French diplomat, author (+ 1882).
July 31 - George Henry Thomas
, American general (+ 1870).
August 7 - Leentje van den Houten
September 7 - Jan Verschoor
September 18 - Pieter van den Brand
October 2 - Ángel de Iturbide y Huarte (+ 1872).
November 17 - August Wilhelm Ambros
, Austrian composer.
December 13 - Werner von Siemens
, German inventor and industrialist.William Marsh Rice
, philanthropic founder of Rice University.Therese
, daughter of Carl Friedrich Gauss.Charles John Vaughan
, English scholar.Deaths
February 22 - Adam Ferguson
Scottish philosopher, historian.
April 12 - Maatje Hartman
July 5 - Dorothy Jordan
, English mistress.
August 15 - Leentje van den Houten
October 11 - Paulus van den Houten
December 15 - Charles Stanhope
, 3rd Earl Stanhope.To my Homepage