What Happened on December 22, 1807

Historical Events

Event of Interest

US Congress passes Embargo Act and President Thomas Jefferson signs into law. Prohibits American ships from trading in foreign ports, as result of involvement in hostilities between France and Britain

Famous Birthdays

  • Johann Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian poet, born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1873)
Born in 1807
1807 Highlights

About December 22, 1807

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 215 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn