On This Day

What Happened on March 25, 1807

Historical Events

Britain Abolishes the Slave Trade

British Parliament abolishes slave trade throughout the British Empire; penalty of £120 per slave introduced for ship captains

  • First fare-paying, passenger railway service in the world established on the Oystermouth Railway in Swansea, Wales

Historic Event

George Canning becomes British Foreign Secretary

1807 Highlights

About March 25, 1807

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 214 years, 8 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries