What Happened in March 1807

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Historical Events

  • Mar 2 US Congress bans the slave trade within the US, effective January 1, 1808

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Mar 2 William Cavendish-Bentinck becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for a second time after the fall of William Grenville's Whig government

British Prime Minister William Cavendish-Bentinck
British Prime Minister
William Cavendish-Bentinck
British Prime Minister William Grenville
British Prime Minister
William Grenville

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 5 1st performance of Ludwig von Beethoven's 4th Symphony in B

  • Mar 25 First fare-paying, passenger railway service in the world established on the Oystermouth Railway in Swansea, Wales.
  • Mar 25 British Parliament abolishes slave trade throughout the British Empire; a penalty of £120 per slave is introduced for slave ship captains.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 25 George Canning becomes British Foreign Secretary

British Prime Minister George Canning
British Prime Minister
George Canning

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Wilford Woodruff, fourth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1898)
  • Mar 7 Franz Grave von Pocci, German poet/composer (Der Alchemist)
  • Mar 14 Josephine of Leuchtenberg, queen of Sweden and Norway (d. 1876)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 4 Abraham Baldwin, American politician (b. 1754)
  • Mar 11 Anton Eberl, Austrian composer, dies at 41