Historical Events in March 1807

  • Mar 2 US Congress bans the slave trade within the US, effective January 1, 1808

Historic Event

Mar 2 William Cavendish-Bentinck, Duke of Portland becomes British Prime Minister for the second time after the fall of William Grenville's Whig government

Music Premiere

Mar 5 1st performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's 4th Symphony in B

Britain Abolishes the Slave Trade

Mar 25 British Parliament abolishes slave trade throughout the British Empire; penalty of £120 per slave introduced for ship captains

  • Mar 25 First fare-paying, passenger railway service in the world established on the Oystermouth Railway in Swansea, Wales

Historic Event

Mar 25 George Canning becomes British Foreign Secretary