What Happened in October 1804

Historical Events

  • Oct 2 Britain mobilizes to protect against French invasion
  • Oct 9 Hobart in Tasmania founded

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 3 Townsend Harris, 1st Western consul to reside in Japan
  • Oct 3 Allan Kardec, French founder of Spiritism (d. 1869)
  • Oct 4 "Felix", cricketer (Nicholas Wanostracht)
  • Oct 5 Robert Parker Parrott, Inventor, (d. 1877)
  • Oct 10 Albin Masek, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1878)
  • Oct 18 Rama IV, [Phra Chomklao Chaoyuhua], king of Thailand (1851-68)
  • Oct 24 Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist (d. 1891)
  • Oct 26 Lorenzo Thomas, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in New Castle, Delaware (d. 1875)
  • Oct 28 Pierre F Verhulst, Belgian mathematician (logistic curve)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 2 Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, French inventor who designed & built 1st automobile, dies at 79