1816 events in history

Jan 9 Sir Humphry Davy tests his safety lamp for miners at Hebburn Colliery
Feb 12 The Teatro di San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is destroyed by fire
Feb 20 Rossini's opera The Barber of Seville premieres at the Teatro Argentina in Rome
Mar 10 Crossing of the Andes: A group of royalist scouts is captured during the Action of Juncalito
Apr 10 The Federal government of the United States approves the creation of the Second Bank of the United States
Apr 14 Bussa, a slave in British-ruled Barbados, leads a slave rebellion and is killed. For this, he is remembered as the first national hero of Barbados
May 2 Marriage of Léopold of Saxe-Coburg and Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales
May 22 A mob in Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England, riots over high unemployment and rising grain costs; the rioting spreads to Ely the next day
Jun 16 Lord Byron reads Fantasmagoriana to his four house guests at the Villa Diodati, Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley, Claire Clairmont, and John Polidori, and inspires his challenge that each guest write a ghost story, which culminated in Mary Shelley writing the novel Frankenstein, John Polidori writing the short story The Vampyre, and Byron writing the poem Darkness
Jun 19 Battle of Seven Oaks between North West Company and Hudson's Bay Company, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Jul 9 Argentina declares independence from Spain
Aug 14 The United Kingdom formally annexed the Tristan da Cunha archipelago, administering them from the Cape Colony in South Africa
Aug 24 The Treaty of St. Louis is signed in St. Louis, Missouri
Sep 5 Louis XVIII has to dissolve the Chambre introuvable ("Unobtainable Chamber")
Sep 15 HMS Whiting runs aground on the Doom Bar
Oct 21 The Penang Free School is founded in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, by the Rev Hutchings, the oldest English-language school in Southeast Asia
Nov 19 Warsaw University is established
Dec 11 Indiana becomes the 19th U.S. state
Dec 30 The Treaty of St. Louis (1816) between the United States and the united Ottawa, Ojibwa, and Potawatomi Indian tribes is proclaimed