On This Day

What Happened in August 1807

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 17 Robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins first trip up Hudson River

Commercial Steamboat Inventor Robert Fulton
Commercial Steamboat Inventor
Robert Fulton

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 8 Emilie Flygare-CarlĂ©n, Swedish novelist (d. 1892)
  • Aug 11 David Rice Atchison, American politician (possibly served as President of the United States on March 3, 1849), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1886)
  • Aug 18 Charles Francis Adams Snr., American writer and diplomat, US Minister to the UK, son of President John Quincy Adams, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1886)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 15 Johann Nikolaus Tetens, German-Danish philosopher and mathematician, dies at 70
  • Aug 16 Claude C Saunier, French furniture maker, dies at about 72
  • Aug 22 Maria, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh, dies at 71