On This Day

What Happened on July 20, 1808

Historical Events

Historic Event

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? 213 years, 3 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer