What Happened in January 1804

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Haiti gains independence from France (National Day)
  • Jan 5 Ohio legislature passes 1st laws restricting free blacks movement
  • Jan 30 Mungo Park leaves England seeking source of Niger River
  • Jan 31 British vice-admiral William Blighs fleet reaches Curacao

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 8 George Childress, Lawyer, statesman (author of Texas Declaration of Independence), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1841)

Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence George Childress
Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence
George Childress
  • Jan 12 Hippolyte Monpou, composer
  • Jan 13 Paul Gavarni, French caricaturist (d. 1866)
  • Jan 13 John Pringle Nichol, Scottish Astronomer and educator
  • Jan 14 John Park, Scottish composer and minister, born in Greenock, Renfrewshire, (d. 1865)
  • Jan 16 Karl August Krebs, composer
  • Jan 20 Eugène Sue, French novelist (d. 1857)
  • Jan 21 Eliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (d. 1887)
  • Jan 31 Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 4 Charlotte Lennox, English novelist (The Female Quixote), dies
  • Jan 15 Dru Drury, English entomologist (b. 1725)