1815 events in history

Jan 3 Austria, the United Kingdom, and France form a secret defensive alliance against Prussia and Russia
Jan 8 War of 1812: Battle of New Orleans – Andrew Jackson leads American forces in victory over the British
Jan 13 War of 1812: British troops capture Fort Peter in St. Marys, Georgia, the only battle of the war to take place in the state
Jan 15 War of 1812: American frigate USS President, commanded by Commodore Stephen Decatur, is captured by a squadron of four British frigates
Feb 6 New Jersey grants the first American railroad charter to John Stevens
Feb 26 Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba
Mar 1 Napoleon returns to France from his banishment on Elba
Mar 2 Signing of the Kandyan Convention treaty by British invaders and the King of Sri Lanka
Mar 16 Prince Willem proclaims himself King of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, the first constitutional monarch in the Netherlands
Mar 20 After escaping from Elba, Napoleon enters Paris with a regular army of 140,000 and a volunteer force of around 200,000, beginning his "Hundred Days" rule
Mar 30 Joachim Murat issues the Rimini Proclamation which would later inspire Italian Unification
Apr 10 The Mount Tambora volcano begins a three-month-long eruption, lasting until July 15. The eruption ultimately kills 71,000 people and affects Earth's climate for the next two years
Apr 23 The Second Serbian Uprising: A second phase of the national revolution of the Serbs against the Ottoman Empire, erupts shortly after the annexation of the country to the Ottoman Empire
May 3 Neapolitan War: Joachim Murat, King of Naples is defeated by the Austrians at the Battle of Tolentino, the decisive engagement of the war
May 30 The East Indiaman Arniston is wrecked during a storm at Waenhuiskrans, near Cape Agulhas, in present-day South Africa, with the loss of 372 lives
Jun 1 Napoleon promulgates a revised Constitution after it passes a plebiscite
Jun 9 End of the Congress of Vienna: the new European political situation is set
Jun 16 Battle of Ligny and Battle of Quatre Bras, two days before the Battle of Waterloo
Jun 18 Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Waterloo results in the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte by the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher forcing him to abdicate the throne of France for the second and last time
Jul 9 Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord becomes the first Prime Minister of France
Jul 15 Napoleonic Wars: Napoleon Bonaparte surrenders aboard HMS Bellerophon
Aug 24 The modern Constitution of the Netherlands is signed
Oct 15 Napoleon I of France begins his exile on Saint Helena in the Atlantic Ocean
Nov 27 Adoption of Constitution of the Kingdom of Poland
Dec 5 Foundation of Maceió, Brazil
Dec 11 The U.S. Senate creates a select committee on finance and a uniform national currency, predecessor of the United States Senate Committee on Finance
Dec 25 The Handel and Haydn Society, oldest continuously performing arts organization in the United States, gives its first performance