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What Happened on August 1, 1840

Historical Events


UKBritain Abolishes the Slave Trade

Labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated

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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

  • Aldine Silliman Kieffer, American composer, born in Miami, Missouri (d. 1904)
1840 Highlights

About August 1, 1840

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 180 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo