On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1834

Historical Events


UKBritain Abolishes the Slave Trade

Slavery Abolition Act 1833 comes into effect, abolishes slavery throughout the British Empire

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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 Deaths

  • Robert Morrison, missionary in China/translated bible, dies
1834 Highlights

About August 1, 1834

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 186 years, 11 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo