1808

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1808 was 63 years before the founding of the City of Birmingham and 11 years before Alabama became a state.

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In 1808, the Finnish War between Sweden and Russia began. Charles IV of Spain abdicated in favor of his son, Ferdinand VII. John Jacob Astor incorporated the American Fur Company. Ludwig van Beethoven premiered his Fifth and Sixth Symphonies.

Notable births in 1808 included Confederate president Jefferson Davis and U.S. president Andrew Johnson. Notable deaths included King Christian VII of Denmark and distiller Elijah Craig.

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