Category Archives: 1800s

Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr acquitted of misdemeanor charge 210 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 15 1807)


Video: 'United States v. Aaron Burr 1977 Judicial Conference of the United States'

(Tuesday, September 15, 1807) — Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr was acquitted of a misdemeanor charge today two weeks after he was found not guilty of treason. Continue reading Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr acquitted of misdemeanor charge 210 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 15 1807)

Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr found not guilty of treason 210 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 1 1807)


Video: 'United States v. Aaron Burr 1977 Judicial Conference of the United States'

(Tuesday, September 1, 1807) — Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr, charged with was found not guilty of treason today in Richmond, Virginia, due to lack of evidence. Continue reading Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr found not guilty of treason 210 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 1 1807)

First commercial steamboat service inaugurated 210 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 17 1807)


Video: 'Robert Fulton Invents the Steamboat'

(Monday, August 17, 1807) — The North River Steamboat, Robert Fulton’s first American steamboat, left New York City today for Albany up the Hudson River, inaugurating the first commercial steamboat service in the world. Continue reading First commercial steamboat service inaugurated 210 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 17 1807)

Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr stands trial for treason 210 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 3 1807)


Video: 'United States v. Aaron Burr 1977 Judicial Conference of the United States' (trial at 45:45)

(Monday, August 3, 1807) — Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr went on trial today before a federal court in Richmond, Virginia, charged with treason (for assembling an armed force to take New Orleans and separate the Western from the Atlantic states) and high misdemeanor (for sending a military expedition against territories belonging to Spain). Continue reading Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr stands trial for treason 210 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 3 1807)

Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr indicted on treason, high misdemeanor 210 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 24 1807)


Video: 'United States v. Aaron Burr 1977 Judicial Conference of the United States'

(Wednesday, June 24, 1807) — Former Vice President Aaron Burr was indicted today by a grand jury in Richmond, Virginia, on charges of treason (for assembling an armed force to take New Orleans and separate the Western from the Atlantic states) and high misdemeanor (for sending a military expedition against territories belonging to Spain). Continue reading Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr indicted on treason, high misdemeanor 210 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 24 1807)

Explorer Zebulon Pike spots mountaintop now known as Pikes Peak 210 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 15 1806)


Video: 'Zebulon Pike'

(Saturday, November 15, 1806; during the Pike expedition) — During his second exploratory expedition, Lieutenant Zebulon Pike saw a distant mountain peak today while near the Colorado foothills of the Rocky Mountains (later named Pikes Peak in his honor). Continue reading Explorer Zebulon Pike spots mountaintop now known as Pikes Peak 210 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 15 1806)

First Barbary War ends in American victory 210 years ago today (June 10 1805)


Video: 'Tripoli War 1801 - 1805'

(Monday, June 10, 1805; during the First Barbary War) — The First Barbary War, the first of two Barbary Wars between the United States and the four North African states known collectively as the Barbary States to battle pirates seizing American merchant ships and holding the crews for ransom, ended today when Yusuf Karamanli, the best-known Pasha of the Karamanli dynasty of Tripolitania (in present-day Libya) signed a treaty ending hostilities.

Jefferson sworn in for second term as U.S. President, Clinton as 4th VP 210 years ago today (Mar 4 1805)

(Monday, March 4, 1805) — President Thomas Jefferson was inaugurated today for a second term of office in the Senate Chamber of the United States Capitol with Chief Justice John Marshall administering oath of office. Continue reading Jefferson sworn in for second term as U.S. President, Clinton as 4th VP 210 years ago today (Mar 4 1805)