1819 events in history

Jan 29 Stamford Raffles lands on the island of Singapore
Feb 6 Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore
Feb 7 Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles leaves Singapore after just taking it over, leaving it in the hands of William Farquhar
Feb 17 The United States House of Representatives passes the Missouri Compromise for the first time
Feb 19 British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III
Feb 22 By the Adams–Onís Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars
May 22 The SS Savannah leaves port at Savannah, Georgia, United States, on a voyage to become the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The ship arrived at Liverpool, England, on June 20
May 25 The Argentine Constitution of 1819 is promulgated
Jun 20 The U.S. vessel SS Savannah arrives at Liverpool, United Kingdom. It is the first steam-propelled vessel to cross the Atlantic, although most of the journey is made under sail
Jul 3 The Bank of Savings in New York City, the first savings bank in the United States, opens
Aug 6 Norwich University is founded in Vermont as the first private military school in the United States
Aug 7 Simón Bolívar triumphs over Spain in the Battle of Boyacá
Aug 16 Peterloo Massacre: Seventeen people die and over 600 are injured in cavalry charges at a public meeting at St. Peter's Field, Manchester, England
Dec 14 Alabama becomes the 22nd U.S. state
Dec 17 Simón Bolívar declares the independence of Gran Colombia in Angostura (now Ciudad Bolívar in Venezuela)