April 1804 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 2 Forty merchantmen are wrecked when a convoy led by HMS Apollo runs aground off Portugal.
  • Apr 5 High Possil Meteorite: The first recorded meteorite in Scotland falls in Possil.
  • Apr 22 Gioacchino Rossini (12) performs in Imola
  • Apr 28 31 British ships sail up Suriname river demanding transition colony from the Dutch
  • Apr 30 The New Hague Theater opens in The Hague, the Netherlands

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 23 Guillaume Nerenburger, Belgian general (Triangulatie of Belgium)
  • Apr 24 Thomas Oliver Selfridge, Comm (Union Navy)
  • Apr 26 Charles Goodyear, American politician (D-NY), born in Cobleskill, New York (d. 1876)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 3 JÄ™drzej Kitowicz, Polish priest (b. 1727/1728)
  • Apr 9 Jacques Necker, fiancier/statesman, dies
  • Apr 15 Charles Pichegru, French general (strangled in prison) (b. 1761)