Historical Events in March 1807

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

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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

British Prime Minister William Cavendish-Bentinck
British Prime Minister
William Cavendish-Bentinck
British Prime Minister William Grenville
British Prime Minister
William Grenville

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

  • Mar 25 First fare-paying, passenger railway service in the world established on the Oystermouth Railway in Swansea, Wales
  • Mar 25 British Parliament abolishes slave trade throughout the British Empire; penalty of £120 per slave introduced for ship captains

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Mar 25 George Canning becomes British Foreign Secretary

British Prime Minister George Canning
British Prime Minister
George Canning