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1815 was 56 years before the founding of the City of Birmingham and four years before Alabama became a state.



In 1815, the Treaty of Ghent was ratified by the U.S. and Britain, ending the War of 1812. Napoleon escaped from Elba, ruled France for the Hundred Days until the Battle of Waterloo, and was exiled to Saint Helena. Mount Tambora in the Dutch East Indies erupted explosively. The Great September Gale of 1815 struck New England.

Notable births in 1815 included Canadian Prime Minister John A. Macdonald, German statesman Otto von Bismarck, computer pioneer Ada Lovelace, and women's rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Notable deaths included inventor Robert Fulton, King of Naples Joachim Murat (executed), and Roman Catholic Archbishop John Carroll.

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