1800-09 C.E.

Bolivia Flag

Bolivia declares independence from Spain

After the 1st call for independence in 1809, 16 years of war followed before the establishment of the Bolivian Republic, named for the Liberator Simón Bolívar, on August 6, 1825.

Map of Finland, about 1900

Finland gains autonomy from the Russian Empire

The Grand Duchy of Finland or, more accurately, the Grand Principality of Finland, was the predecessor state of modern Finland. It existed between 1809 and 1917 as an autonomous part of the Russian Empire.

Slave trade illustration

U.S. Congress abolishes the African slave trade

The U.S. Congress passed an act to “prohibit the importation of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States…from any foreign kingdom, place, or country.”

Get a spark 💥Good news & change milestones from around the world