On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1619

Historical Events

  • 1st known African Americans in English North America (approx. 20) land at Point Comfort (Fort Monroe), Virginia. They are then sold or traded into servitude.
1619 Highlights

About August 20, 1619

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 401 years, 8 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo