What Happened in 1808

  • Beethoven Finishes His Fifth Symphony

    The Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67, was written by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1804–08. This symphony is one of the most popular and best-known... Read more

  • Beethoven Finishes His Sixth Symphony

    Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F major (Op. 68), known as the Pastoral Symphony, was completed in 1808. One of Beethoven's few works of... Read more

  • Guerra de la independencia

    Guerra de la Independencia española fue un conflicto surgido en 1808 por la oposición armada a la pretensión del emperador francés Napoleón I de... Read more

  • Jefferson Davis is Born

    Davis was the youngest of the ten children of Samuel Emory Davis (Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, 1756 – July 4, 1824) and wife... Read more

  • Andrew Johnson Is Born

    Andrew Johnson, the seventeenth president of the United States, was born in Raleigh, North Carolina on December 29, 1808. His father's death left... Read more