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What Happened on August 28, 1833

Historical Events


UKBritain Abolishes the Slave Trade

Britain's Slavery Abolition Act gains royal assent

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'Am I Not a Man and a Brother?' emblem used by some abolitionists determined to end the slave trade in the British Empire
'Am I Not a Man and a Brother?' emblem used by some abolitionists determined to end the slave trade in the British Empire
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Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Burne-Jones, English Pre-Raphaelite painter and designer, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1898)
1833 Highlights

About August 28, 1833

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 187 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo