On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1791

Historical Events

United States Declaration of Independence

Benjamin Banneker sends a copy of his Almanac and writes a letter to Thomas Jefferson criticizing his pro-slavery stance and requesting justice for African Americans using language from the Declaration of Independence

1791 Highlights

About August 19, 1791

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 230 years and 5 months
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo