Historical Events in 1805

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  • Jan 11th Michigan Territory organizes
  • Feb 15th Harmony Society is officially formed.
  • Mar 3rd Louisiana-Missouri Territory forms

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Apr 7th Premiere of Beethoven's "Eroica" (conducted by himself)

  • Apr 27th US Marines attack shores of Tripoli
  • May 4th Henry C Overing buys 80 acres of Throggs Neck in Bronx
  • May 26th Lewis & Clark first sight the Rocky Mountains

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 26th Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned king of Italy

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Jun 4th Tripoli forced to conclude peace with US after war over tribute
  • Jun 5th 1st recorded tornado in "Tornado Alley" (Southern Illinois)
  • Jun 10th First Barbary War: Yussif Karamanli signs a treaty ending hostilities with the United States.
  • Jun 21st Great Stoneface Mt found in NH
  • Jul 8th American Bill Richmond knocks out Jack Holmes, Kilburn Wells, England
  • Jul 26th Naples/Calabria struck by Earthquake; about 26,000 die
  • Sep 4th 1st edition of Batavian State Courrier published
  • Sep 30th Napoleon Bonaparte's army draws into the Rhine
  • Oct 14th Battle of Elchingen, France defeats Austria

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Oct 21st Battle of Trafalgar: British Admiral Horatio Nelson defeats combined French and Spanish fleet. Nelson is shot and killed during the battle.

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson
  • Oct 23rd Sailing ship "Aeneus" sinks off Newfoundland killing 340
  • Nov 7th Lewis and Clark sight Pacific Ocean
  • Nov 11th Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Dürenstein - 8000 French troops attempted to slow the retreat of a vastly superior Russian and Austrian force.
  • Nov 16th Battle at Schongrabern: Russian army stop French
  • Nov 18th 30 women meet at Mrs Silas Lee's home in Wiscasset, Maine, organizes Female Charitable Society, first woman's club in America
  • Nov 19th Lewis & Clark reach Pacific Ocean, first European Americans to cross continent
  • Nov 20th Beethoven's "Fidelio" premieres in Vienna
  • Nov 25th Opera "Thaïs" first American performance
  • Nov 26th Official opening of Thomas Telford's Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, carrying the Llangollen canal 126 feet above the River Dee
  • Dec 2nd Napoleon defeats Russians & Austrians at Austerlitz
  • Dec 9th Comet 3D/1805 V1 (Biela) approaches within 0.0366 AUs of Earth
  • Dec 26th France & Austria signs Peace of Pressburg
  • Dec 26th Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts established, Philadelphia
  • Dec 31st End of French Republican calendar; France returns to Gregorianism