# What Day of the Week

What day of the week is this date?

## 1808 Calendar

January
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31
February
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
2829
March
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031
April
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
May
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031
June
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930
July
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31
August
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
September
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930
October
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031
November
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930
December
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

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### 1808 Historical Event(s)

•  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.
•  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.
•  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.
•  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.
•  December 20, 1808 – Peninsular War: The Siege of Zaragoza begins.

### Who Were Born On 1808?

•  January 19, 1808 – Lysander Spooner, American philosopher (d. 1887)
•  February 4, 1808 – Josef Kajetán Tyl, Czech playwright, author of the Czech national anthem (d. 1856)
•  April 13, 1808 – Antonio Meucci, Italian inventor (d. 1889)
•  May 2, 1808 – Emma Wedgwood, English naturalist, wife of Charles Darwin, (d. 1896)
•  May 22, 1808 – Gérard de Nerval, French writer (d. 1855)
•  June 3, 1808 – Jefferson Davis, American politician and President of the Confederate States of America (d. 1889)
•  June 17, 1808 – Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian poet, playwright and linguist (d. 1845)
•  August 3, 1808 – Hamilton Fish, American politician (d. 1893)
•  November 19, 1808 – Janez Bleiweis, Slovenian politician (d. 1881)
•  December 29, 1808 – Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States (d. 1875)