August 24, 1759 in History

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Day of the Week: Friday

Birthdays in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

William Wilberforce, British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade, born in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England (d. 1833)

Abolitionist William Wilberforce
Abolitionist
William Wilberforce

Deaths in History

  • Ewald C von Kleist, German poet, dies at 44