What Happened on February 6, 1820

Historical Events

  • 1st organized emigration of blacks back to Africa (NY to Sierra Leone)
  • First 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society start a settlement in present-day Liberia
  • US population announced at 9,638,453, African Americans 1,771,656 (18.4%)
1820 History

Famous Birthdays

Doc DurantDoc Durant (1820-1885)

American financier and railroad promoter (Transcontinental Railroad-Union Pacific), born in Lee, Massachusetts

Born in 1820

About February 6, 1820

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 203 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aquarius