From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century
- January 17 - Simon Bolivar proclaims the Republic of Colombia
- February 6 - Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore
- February 15 - The United States House of Representatives agrees to Tallmadge Amendment to bar slaves from new state of Missouri--opening vote in controversy that leads to Missouri Compromise
- February 22 - Spain cedes Florida to the United States.
- May 22 - The SS Savannah leaves port at Savannah, Georgia on a voyage to become the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The ship will arrive at Liverpool, England on June 20.
- August 16 - Peterloo massacre in Manchester, UK
- December 4 - Alabama is admitted as the 22nd U.S. state.
- Panic of 1819 - Global economic crisis
Year in topic
- February 11 - Samuel Parkman Tuckerman, composer.
- February 14 - Joshua A. Norton, "Emperor of the United States of America" (Or January 17, 1811).
- February 22 - James Russell Lowell, poet and essayist
- April 11 - Charles Hallé, pianist and conductor
- April 18 - Franz von Suppé, composer
- April 28 - Ezra Abbot, American Bible scholar
- May 24 - Queen Victoria, monarch of the United Kingdom
- May 31 - Walt Whitman, American poet
- June 5 - John Couch Adams, astronomer
- June 20 - Jacques Offenbach, composer
- August 1 - Richard Dadd, insane Victorian fairy painter
- August 1 - Herman Melville, American novelist
- August 26 - Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, later Prince Consort to Queen Victoria.
- September 13 - Clara Schumann, Austrian composer
- November 22 - George Eliot, British novelist