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What Happened on March 25, 1807

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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. Getting rid of the slave trade was an important step to abolishing slavery in Britain.
  • 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