1816 was known as 'the year without a summer' in North America and elsewhere, with widespread unseasonal weather and crop failures.  The Second Bank of the United States obtains its charter.
1816 was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar, the 1816th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 816th year of the 2nd millennium, the 16th year of the 19th century, and the 7th year of the 1810s decade. As of the start of 1816, the ...
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Description. The Year Without a Summer was an agricultural disaster. Historian John D. Post has called this "the last great subsistence crisis in the Western world". The climatic aberrations of 1816 had its greatest effect on most of New England, Atlantic Canada, and parts of western Europe.
1816. Events. Known as the " Year Without A Summer " in the northern hemisphere because of global cooling caused by the Mount Tambora volcanic eruption that happened in 1815. February 12 – Fire almost destroyed the city of St. John's, Newfoundland. March 23 – Law frees serfs in Estonia.
The Tariff of 1816, also known as the Dallas Tariff, is notable as the first tariff passed by Congress with an explicit function of protecting U.S. manufactured items from overseas competition. Prior to the War of 1812, tariffs had primarily served to raise revenues to operate the national government. Another unique aspect of the tariff was the ...
The overall length of the weapon was 58 inches (147 cm). The Model 1816 musket was originally manufactured at the Springfield and Harpers Ferry armories along with independent contractors between 1816 and 1844. Around 700,000 were made, more than any other flintlock in U.S. history. The Model 1816 was originally manufactured as a flintlock musket.