A Year In History: 1815

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This Year in History:


Discover what happened in this year with HISTORY’s summaries of major events, anniversaries, famous births and notable deaths.

April 10

Indonesian volcano erupts, killing more than 100,000

On April 10, the most powerful volcanic eruption in human history begins in earnest when Indonesia’s Tambora volcano sends ash 20 miles into the atmosphere and boiling liquified rock starts streaming down its slopes. Its “cacophony of explosions” could be heard hundreds of miles away and, within hours, nearby villages ceased to exist, forests were […]