On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1809

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Spencer Perceval becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after William Cavendish-Bentinck, Duke of Portland retires due to ill health

British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval
British Prime Minister
Spencer Perceval
British Prime Minister William Cavendish-Bentinck
British Prime Minister
William Cavendish-Bentinck

Famous Birthdays

  • Prince Albert of Prussia, Prussian colonel general, born in K√∂nigsberg (d. 1872)
  • Robert Cumming Schenck, American Major General (Union Army), born in Franklin, Ohio (d. 1890)