On This Day

What Happened on December 22, 1807

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent 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

3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson

Famous Birthdays

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

About December 22, 1807

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 212 years, 9 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn