United States and American History: 1816
About the history of the United States in 1816, the economy at the time, amount of public debt, Indiana gets statehood.
--A congressional committee reported that of 100,000 industrial workers producing $2,430,000 worth of goods a year, almost 2 out of 3 were women and girls.
--The 2nd Bank of the U.S. was chartered.
--New horse-racing mile record set at 1:47 by Timoleon.
Jan. 1 Public debt stood at $127,335,000, amounting to about $15 per person.
June The 1st gas company was established in Baltimore, Md., to provide coal gas for lighting city streets.
Dec. 11 Indiana was admitted as a State.
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