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Historical Events For 1808

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Jan 01   African Benevolent Society (education) forms on this day in history.  

Jan 01   Congress prohibits importation of slaves in the year 1808.  

Jan 01   Importation of slaves into the United States is banned as of January 1 by an act of Congress passed last year, but illegal imports continue on this day in history.  

Jan 01   Sierra Leone becomes a British colony on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Jacob Ammen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1894 in the year 1808.  

Jan 08   Messenger, horse that sired many great trotters, dies in the year 1808.  

Jan 10   Herman Daendels succeeds A Wiese as gov-gen of Neth Indies in the year 1808.  

Jan 10   On this day in history herman Daendels succeeds A Wiese as Governor-General of Netherlands Indies  

Jan 11   In the year 1808 antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist  

Jan 12   On this day in history paul "the Great" Taglioni, Vienna, ballet choreographer  

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Jan 12   The organizational meeting that led to the creation of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh in the year 1808.  

Jan 13   Salmon P Chase, (Sen-R) cabinet member, 6th chief justice (1864-73) on this day in history.  

Jan 19   In the year 1808 louis Napoleon signs 1st Dutch aviation law  

Jan 19   In the year 1808 louis Napoleon signs first Dutch aviation law  

Jan 26   Rum Rebellion, the only successful (albeit short-lived) armed takeover of the government in Australia on this day in history.  

Jan 27   On this day in history david F Strauss, Germany, theologist (Jesus' Life)  

Feb 09   On this day in history francesco Gomez da Rocha, composer  

Feb 11   On this day in history anthracite coal 1st burned as fuel, experimentally, Wilkes-Barre, Pa  

Feb 11   Anthracite coal first burned as fuel, experimentally, Wilkes-Barre PA on this day in history.  

Feb 20   Daumier, Marseilles France, artist in the year 1808.  

Feb 25   James Bowen, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1886 in the year 1808.  

Mar 02   The inaugural meeting of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, was held in Edinburgh in the year 1808.  

Mar 06   In the year 1808 1st college orchestra in US founded, at Harvard  

Mar 06   On this day in history the first college orchestra in US founded, at Harvard  

Mar 07   Portugal's regent Dom Juan IV arrives in Rio De Janeiro in the year 1808.  

Mar 12   In the year 1808 gerrit van der Linde Jz, "Schoolmaster", Dutch poet  

Mar 13   In the year 1808 denmark's demented Christian VII has died March 13 at age 59 after a 32-year reign  

Mar 14   In the year 1808 catharinus Putnam Buckingham, Brig General (Union volunteers)  

Mar 15   Gaetano Gaspari, composer on this day in history.  

Mar 23   Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, sociologist/historian (Statistic yearbook) on this day in history.  

Mar 23   Napoleon's brother Joseph takes the throne of Spain in the year 1808.  

Mar 25   Jose de Espronceda y Delgado, Spanish revolutionary/poet (Cortes) on this day in history.  

Mar 26   Charles IV of Spain abdicates in favor of his son, Ferdinand VII in the year 1808.  

Mar 26   In the year 1808 napoleon announces that France must guard the coast of Spain against Britain, he orders upwards of 70,000 men to cross the Spanish frontier in January, French forces occupy the fortresses of San Sebastian, Pamplona, Figuera, and Barcelona by treachery in February, and by mid-March there are nearly 100,000 French troops in Spain Their commander in chief Joachim Murat occupies Madrid and Carlos IV abdicates in favor of his son Ferdinand, 23  

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Jan 06   Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American naval officer (d. 1864) was born in the year 1808.  

Jan 07   In the year 1808 birth of jacob Ammen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1894  

Jan 11   In the year 1808 birth of antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist  

Jan 12   On this day in history birth of paul "the Great" Taglioni, Vienna, ballet choreographer  

Jan 13   Salmon P Chase, (Sen-R) cabinet member, 6th chief justice (1864-73) was born in the year 1808.  

Jan 19   On this day in history birth of lysander Spooner, American philosopher (d. 1887)  

Jan 27   In the year 1808 birth of david F Strauss, Germany, theologist (Jesus' Life)  

Feb 04   Josef Kajetán Tyl, Czech playwright, author of the Czech national anthem(d. 1856) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1808

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 08   Messenger, horse that sired many great trotters, dies in the year 1808.  

Feb 14   On this day in history death of john Dickinson, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania (b. 1732)  

Mar 09   In the year 1808 death of joseph Bonomi the Elder, architect (b. 1739)  

Mar 13   In the year 1808 death of king Christian VII of Denmark (b. 1749)  

Apr 25   On this day in history alois Luigi Tomasini, composer, dies at 66  

May 05   Pierre Jean George Cabanis, French physiologist (b. 1757) died in the year 1808.  

May 18   Jacob Albright, [Albrecht], German/US preacher, dies at 49 in the year 1808.  

May 28   On this day in history death of richard Hurd, English bishop and writer (b. 1720)  

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