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What Happened on March 25, 1807

Historical Events


UKBritain Abolishes the Slave Trade

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

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'Am I Not a Man and a Brother?' emblem used by some abolitionists determined to end the slave trade in the British Empire
'Am I Not a Man and a Brother?' emblem used by some abolitionists determined to end the slave trade in the British Empire
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  • First fare-paying, passenger railway service in the world established on the Oystermouth Railway in Swansea, Wales

Event of interestEvent of Interest

George Canning becomes British Foreign Secretary

British Prime Minister George Canning
British Prime Minister
George Canning

1807 Highlights

About March 25, 1807

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 213 years, 8 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries