On This Day

What Happened on December 7, 1808

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

James Madison elected 4th US President and George Clinton Vice-President

4th US President James Madison
4th US President
James Madison
US Vice President George Clinton
US Vice President
George Clinton

Famous Birthdays

  • Hugh McCulloch, US Treasury Secretary (1865-69, 1884-85), born in Kennebunk, Maine (d. 1895)
1808 Highlights

About December 7, 1808

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 212 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius