On This Day

Historical Events in August 1802

Important Vote

Aug 2 Napoleon Bonaparte declared "Consul for Life" after winning national referendum

  • Aug 7 Napoleon orders re-instatement of slavery on St Domingue (Haiti)

Historic Event

Aug 25 Toussaint Louverture imprisoned in Fort de Joux, Jura, France

  • Aug 27 The West India Quay officially opens - London’s first purpose-built dock, with the then largest brick building in the world [1]