On This Day

What Happened on July 20, 1808

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Napoleon decrees all French Jews adopt family names

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

Famous Deaths

  • François-Hippolyte Barthélémon, French composer, dies at 66
1808 Highlights

About July 20, 1808

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 212 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer