What Happened in 1807

Significant Events

  • Jan 28 London's Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight
  • Feb 8 Battle of Eylau ends inconclusively between Napoleon's forces and Russian Empire - 1st battle Napoleon isn't victorious
  • Mar 2 US Congress bans the slave trade within the US, effective January 1, 1808
  • Mar 25 British Parliament abolishes slave trade throughout the British Empire; penalty of £120 per slave introduced for ship captains
More Historical Events

World Leaders in 1807

Famous People in 1807

Would You Believe?

Washington Irving's Salmagundi periodical published - first to associate the name "Gotham" with New York City

On November 11, 1807

Famous Weddings