On This Day

What Happened in August 1807

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 8 Emilie Flygare-CarlĂ©n, Swedish novelist (d. 1892)
  • Aug 11 David Rice Atchison, American politician (not President of the United States for a day on March 4, 1849), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1886) [1]
  • 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