< MDCCCVII = 1807 >
Events in 1807
|12 January:|| ||At 16:15 hours a ship laden with gunpowder explodes at the Rapenburg in the centre of the Dutch town of Leiden, leveling many buildings and killing 151 persons.|
|13 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 12 days.|
|28 January:|| ||Pall Mall in London becomes the first street lit by gaslighting.|
|6 February:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|7 February:|| ||This Chinese New Year the Tiger makes way for the Year of the Rabbit.|
|25 March:|| ||The Slave Trade Act is passed by the British parliament, outlawing slave trade in the British Empire.|
|29 March:|| ||German astronomer Olbers discovers Vesta, the largest rock in the asteroid belt after Ceres.|
|29 March:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|22 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|17 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|17 Augustus:|| ||Robert Fulton's first American steamboat leaves New York for Albany on the Hudson River as the world's first commercial steamboat service.|
|12 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|21 October:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1222 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|20 November:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1807
François Laurent, Charles Messier, Joseph Haydn, James Watt, Rama I, Joseph-Louis Lagrange, William Herschel, Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, Thomas Jefferson, Eise Eisinga, Johann Christian Fabricius, Alessandro Volta, Jacques Charles, Giuseppe Piazzi, Francisco Goya, Jacques-Louis David, Edward Jenner, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, James Madison, Jean-Pierre Blanchard, Ernst Chladni, Gilbert du Motier, William Blake, Luigi Cherubini, Marie Tussaud, Joseph Niépce, Robert Fulton, Francis II, Muhammad Ali, Napoleon Bonaparte, André-Jacques Garnerin, Ludwig van Beethoven, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Richard Trevithick, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Clemens von Metternich, Francis Beaufort, André-Marie Ampère, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Thomas Moore, Friedrich Fröbel, Simón Bolívar, Joseph von Fraunhofer, Louis Daguerre, Arthur Schopenhauer, Christian Thomsen, Georg Ohm, Jean-François Champollion, Michael Faraday, Charles Babbage, Samuel Morse, Gioachino Rossini, Thomas Carlyle, James Braid, Michael Thonet, Heinrich Heine, Franz Schubert, Eugène Delacroix, Alexander Pushkin, George Biddell Airy, Alexandre Dumas, Victor Hugo, Hector Berlioz, Christian Doppler, Johann Strauss and Hans Christian Andersen celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1807 was a common year starting on a Thursday, just like 1711, 1722, 1733, 1739, 1750, 1761, 1767, 1778, 1789, 1795 and 1801 in the century before it and 1818, 1829, 1835, 1846, 1857, 1863, 1874, 1885, 1891 and 1903 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1807 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 26 March 2017.