1808 Calendar

January
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February
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March
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April
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May
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June
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July
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August
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September
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October
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November
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December
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What Happened In Year 1808?

  • January 12, 1808 – The organizational meeting that led to the creation of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.
  • January 26, 1808 – Rum Rebellion, the only successful (albeit short-lived) armed takeover of the government in Australia.
  • February 11, 1808 – Jesse Fell burns anthracite on an open grate as an experiment in heating homes with coal.
  • March 2, 1808 – The inaugural meeting of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.
  • March 26, 1808 – Charles IV of Spain abdicates in favor of his son, Ferdinand VII.
  • April 6, 1808 – John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company, that would eventually make him America’s first millionaire.
  • April 8, 1808 – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baltimore is promoted to an archdiocese, with the founding of the dioceses of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Bardstown (now Louisville) by Pope Pius VII.
  • May 2, 1808 – Outbreak of the Peninsular War: The people of Madrid rise up in rebellion against French occupation. Francisco de Goya later memorializes this event in his painting The Second of May 1808.
  • May 3, 1808 – Peninsular War: The Madrid rebels who rose up on May 2 are executed near Príncipe Pío hill.
  • June 6, 1808 – Napoleon’s brother, Joseph Bonaparte is crowned King of Spain.
  • June 15, 1808 – Joseph Bonaparte becomes King of Spain.
  • July 8, 1808 – Joseph Bonaparte approves the Bayonne Statute, a royal charter intended as the basis for his rule as king of Spain.
  • August 21, 1808 – Battle of Vimeiro: British and Portuguese forces led by General Arthur Wellesley defeat French force under Major-General Jean-Andoche Junot near the village of Vimeiro, Portugal, the first Anglo-Portuguese victory of the Peninsular War.
  • September 13, 1808 – Finnish War: In the Battle of Jutas, Swedish forces under Lieutenant General Georg Carl von Döbeln beat the Russians, making von Döbeln a Swedish war hero.
  • September 14, 1808 – Finnish War: Russians defeat the Swedes in the bloody Battle of Oravais.
  • October 14, 1808 – The Republic of Ragusa is annexed by France.
  • November 23, 1808 – French and Poles defeat the Spanish at battle of Tudela
  • December 20, 1808 – Peninsular War: The Siege of Zaragoza begins.
  • December 22, 1808 – Ludwig van Beethoven conducts and performs in concert at the Theater an der Wien, Vienna, with the premiere of his Fifth Symphony, Sixth Symphony, Fourth Piano Concerto (performed by Beethoven himself) and Choral Fantasy (with Beethoven at the piano).

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