Today in History for Year 1804

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 45 of 45

Jan 1st - Haiti gains independence from France (National Day)
Jan 5th - Ohio legislature passes 1st laws restricting free blacks movement
Jan 30th - Mungo Park leaves England seeking source of Niger River
Jan 31st - British vice-admiral William Blighs fleet reaches Curacao
Feb 14th - Karadjordje leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
Feb 15th - New Jersey becomes last northern state to abolish slavery
Feb 16th - Lt Stephen Decatur raids Tripoli Harbor & burns Navy frigate "Philadelphia" after pirates seized it
Feb 18th - 1st US land-grant college, Ohio University, Athens Ohio, chartered
Feb 21st - 1st locomotive, Richard Trevithick's, runs for 1st time, in Wales
Feb 23rd - Conspirators against Napoleon, for restoration of Louis XVIII
Feb 24th - London's Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute.
Feb 25th - Thomas Jefferson nominated for US President at Democratic-Republican caucus
3rd US President Thomas Jefferson3rd US President Thomas Jefferson Feb 26th - Vice-admiral William Bligh (of Bounty fame) ends siege of Fort Amsterdam, Willemstad
Mar 4th - The Battle of Vinegar Hill, colony of New South Wales (Australia), when Irish convicts (some of whom had been involved in Ireland's Battle of Vinegar Hill in 1798) led the colony's only significant convict uprising.
Mar 17th - Friedrich Schiller's play "Wilhelm Tell" premieres
Mar 21st - French civil Code of Napoleon adopted
Mar 26th - Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana
Mar 26th - Territory of Orleans organizes in Louisiana Purchase
Mar 28th - Ohio passed law restricting movement of Blacks, 1804
Mar 29th - Thousands of Whites massacred in Haiti
Apr 2nd - Forty merchantmen are wrecked when a convoy led by HMS Apollo runs aground off Portugal.
Apr 5th - High Possil Meteorite: The first recorded meteorite in Scotland falls in Possil.
Apr 22nd - Gioacchino Rossini (12) performs in Imola
Apr 28th - 31 British ships sail up Suriname river demanding transition colony from the Dutch
Apr 30th - Hague's Theater opens
May 6th - Suriname sold to English (until Feb, 1816)
Soldier/Public Administrator Meriwether LewisSoldier/Public Administrator Meriwether Lewis May 14th - Meriwether Lewis & William Clark's expedition commissioned by Thomas Jefferson sets out from St Louis for Pacific Coast
May 17th - Lewis & Clark begin exploration of Louisiana Purchase
May 18th - Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed Emperor of France by the French Senate
May 21st - Lewis & Clark Expedition begins
Jun 15th - 12th amendment to the US constitution ratified; deals with regulating judicial power
Jul 11th - Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel.
Jul 12th - Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies after being shot in a duel.
Aug 3rd - Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt lands at Bordeaux, France completing his 5 year expedition to Latin America
Aug 11th - Francis II assumes the title of first Emperor of Austria
Naturalist and Explorer Alexander von HumboldtNaturalist and Explorer Alexander von Humboldt Aug 25th - Alice Meynell becomes 1st woman jockey (England)
Sep 1st - Juno, one of the largest main belt asteroids, was discovered by German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding.
Sep 25th - 12th amendment to US constitution, regulating judicial power
Oct 2nd - Britain mobilizes to protect against French invasion
Oct 9th - Hobart Tasmania founded
Nov 18th - Palver Purim 1st celebrated to commemorate miraculous escape
Nov 30th - Impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase begins
Dec 2nd - Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned emperor of France in Paris
Dec 5th - Thomas Jefferson re-elected US President, George Clinton Vice President
Dec 7th - Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt reports his discovery of the decrease in intensity of Earth's magnetic field from the poles to the equator in a memoir to the Paris Institute

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 76 of 76

Jan 8th - George Childress, Lawyer, statesman (author of Texas Declaration of Independence), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1841)
Jan 12th - Hippolyte Monpou, composer
Jan 13th - Paul Gavarni, French caricaturist (d. 1866)
Jan 13th - John Pringle Nichol, Scottish Astronomer and educator
Jan 14th - John Park, composer
Jan 16th - Karl August Krebs, composer
Jan 20th - Eugène Sue, French novelist (d. 1857)
Jan 21st - Eliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (d. 1887)
Jan 31st - Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic
Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence George ChildressAuthor of the Texas Declaration of Independence George Childress (Jan 8th) Feb 2nd - Leopold Eugen Mechura, composer
Feb 5th - Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finland, poet
Feb 6th - Ragnerus L van Andringa de Kempenaer, Dutch officer/swindler
Feb 7th - John Deere, Rutland, Vermont, pioneer American blacksmith and manufacturer of agricultural equipment who founded Deere & Company
Feb 8th - Richard Lemon Lander, British explorer (d. 1834)
Feb 12th - Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (d. 1865)
Feb 16th - Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold, German physiologist (d. 1885)
Feb 17th - Samuel Read Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1883)
Feb 19th - Carl Freiherr von Rokitansky, German physician (d. 1878)
Feb 19th - David Wark, Canadian politician (d. 1905)
Mar 8th - Alvan Clark, Ashfield Massachusetts, American Astronomer and maker of the Dearborn Observatory telescope, Old University of Chicago, the largest telescope in the world at the time
Deere & Company Founder John DeereDeere & Company Founder John Deere (Feb 7th) Mar 14th - Johann Strauss, the Elder, Viennese violinist and composer (Radetzky March) (d. 1849)
Mar 17th - James Bridger, scout/fur trader/mountain man par excellance
Mar 20th - Neal Dow, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1897)
Mar 30th - Salomon Sulzer, composer
Apr 4th - Joseph Fischhof, composer
Apr 23rd - Guillaume Nerenburger, Belgian general (Triangulatie of Belgium)
Apr 24th - Thomas Oliver Selfridge, Comm (Union Navy)
Apr 26th - Charles Goodyear, American politician (d. 1876)
May 1st - Aleksey Khomyakov, Russian poet (d. 1860)
May 5th - Jacob Kats, Flemish writer (Earthly Paradise)
May 12th - Robert Baldwin, (L) help establish government in Canada (or 1904)
May 16th - Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, educator/founder (US kindergarten)
May 17th - Ottho G Heldring, Dutch vicar/reformer (Heldring Institutions)
May 22nd - John William (Turk) Livingston, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1885)
May 31st - Jeanne-Louise Farrenc, composer
Jun 1st - Mikhail Glinka, Novosspaskoye Russia, composer ("Jota Aragonesa", "Ruslan and Ludmilla") [OS=May 20]
Jun 3rd - Richard Cobden, Sussex, founder (Anti-Corn-Law League)
Jun 6th - Petter Conrad Boman, composer
Jun 8th - Jan Baptist van Son, Dutch politician (RC)
Jun 10th - Hermann Schlegel, German ornithologist (d. 1884)
Jun 24th - Stephan L Endlicher, Austrian priest/botanist
Jun 24th - Willard Richards, American religious leader (d. 1854)
Jul 1st - George Sand, France, (female) novelist (Valentine, Le Figaro)
Jul 4th - Desire de Haerne, Belgian priest/Congressional leader
Author Nathaniel HawthorneAuthor Nathaniel Hawthorne (Jul 4th) Jul 4th - Nathaniel Hawthorne, Salem Massachusetts, author (House of 7 Gables, Scarlet Letter)
Jul 10th - Emma Smith Inaugural President of the Women's Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1879)
Jul 14th - Ludwig A Benedek, Austrian general
Jul 20th - Richard Owen, British zoologist
Jul 21st - Victor Schoelcher, Guadeloupe, abolished french slavery
Jul 25th - Carlo Boncompagni di Mombello, Italian minister of Education
Jul 28th - Ludwig A Feuerbach, German philosopher (Man is what he eats)
Aug 6th - Justinus van der Brugghen, Dutch lawyer/minister of Justice (1856-58)
Aug 30th - Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka) [OS]
Sep 8th - Eduard Mörike, German poet (d. 1875)
Sep 11th - Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka) [NS]
Sep 14th - John Gould, British ornithologist (d. 1881)
Sep 14th - Louis Desiré Maigret, French Catholic prelate (d. 1882)
Sep 23rd - David Van de Kellen, coin engraver
Oct 3rd - Townsend Harris, 1st Western consul to reside in Japan
Oct 3rd - Allan Kardec, French founder of Spiritism (d. 1869)
Oct 4th - "Felix", cricketer (Nicholas Wanostracht)
Oct 5th - Robert Parker Parrott, Inventor, (d. 1877)
Oct 10th - Albin Masek, composer
Oct 18th - Rama IV, [Phra Chomklao Chaoyuhua], king of Thailand (1851-68)
Oct 24th - Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist (d. 1891)
Oct 26th - Lorenzo Thomas, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1875)
Oct 28th - Pierre F Verhulst, Belgium, mathematician (logistic curve)
Nov 13th - Theophilus Hunter Holmes, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1880)
Nov 18th - Alfonso Ferrero la Marmora, Italian general and statesman (d. 1878)
14th US President Franklin Pierce14th US President Franklin Pierce (Nov 23rd) Nov 23rd - Franklin Pierce, Hillsboro NH, (D) 14th Pres (1853-1857)
Nov 27th - Julius Benedict, Stuttgart Germany, opera composer (Protoghesi)
Dec 10th - Carl Gustav Jakob Jacobi, German mathematician (d. 1851)
Dec 13th - Joseph Howe, Canadian politician (d. 1873)
Dec 16th - Viktor Bunyakovsky, Russian mathematician (d. 1889)
Dec 21st - Benjamin Disraeli, (Tory) British PM (1868, 1874-80)
Dec 23rd - Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, French critic/writer (Informal Talk)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Economist and Demographer Thomas MalthusEconomist and Demographer Thomas Malthus (Mar 13th) Mar 13th - Economist Thomas Robert Malthus (38) weds Harriet Eckersall in Bath, Somerset

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 33 of 33

Jan 4th - Charlotte Lennox, English novelist (The Female Quixote), dies
Jan 15th - Dru Drury, English entomologist (b. 1725)
Feb 2nd - Caesar Rodney, US judge (signed Declar of Independence), dies at 62
Feb 2nd - George Walton, Signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1749-50)
Feb 6th - Joseph Priestley, Engl/US theologist/philosopher/chemist, dies at 70
Feb 12th - Immanuel Kant, German philosopher (Zum ewigen Frieden), dies at 79
Mar 1st - Wolfgang Nicolaus Haueisen, composer, dies at 63
Mar 4th - Karl Leopold Rollig, composer, dies
Mar 16th - Francisco marquis Albergati Capacelli, Italian playwright, dies at 75
Mar 20th - Ignaz Malzat, composer, dies at 47
Mar 21st - Louis-Antoine-Henri de Bourbon-Condé, duc d'Enghien (executed) (b. 1772)
Mar 30th - Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie, Marshal of France (b. 1718)
Apr 3rd - Jędrzej Kitowicz, Polish priest (b. 1727/1728)
Apr 9th - Jacques Necker, fiancier/statesman, dies
Apr 15th - Charles Pichegru, French general (strangled in prison) (b. 1761)
Apr 28th - Hans Gram, composer, dies at 49
May 24th - Simon Style, Fries medical/writer, dies at 73
Jun 3rd - Jean-Engelbert Pauwels, composer, dies at 35
Jun 16th - Johann Adam Hiller, composer, dies at 75
1st US Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton1st US Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton (Jul 12th) Jul 12th - Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury, killed by Vice President Aaron Burr in pistol duel near Weehawken
Jul 17th - Christian Ernst Graf, composer, dies at 80
Jul 25th - William Forsyth, English gardening expert (Forsythia), dies
Aug 17th - Barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies
Aug 20th - Charles Floyd, only fatality of the Lewis & Clark Expedition
Sep 4th - Richard Somers, American naval officer
Sep 29th - Michael Hillegas, first Treasurer of the United States (b. 1728)
Oct 2nd - Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, French steam vehicle pioneer (b. 1725)
Nov 2nd - Armand-Gaston Camus, French chairman of Council of 500, dies at 64
Nov 5th - Elizabeth "Betje" Wolff-Bekker, poetess (Sara Burgerhart), dies at 66
Nov 14th - Agatha "Aagje" Blanket, literary (Sara Burgerhart), dies at 62
Nov 19th - Pietro Alessandro Guglieli, Italian opera composer, dies at 75
Nov 23rd - Richard Graves, British writer (b. 1715)
Dec 19th - Mary Bright, British PM Rockingham, dies

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