What Happened in 1804

Historical Events

  • Feb 21 1st locomotive, Richard Trevithick's, runs for the 1st time, along the tramway of the Penydarren Ironworks in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
  • Mar 21 Napoleonic Code adopted in France, stresses clearly written and accessible law

Would You Believe?

Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a pistol duel

On July 11, 1804

Famous Weddings

  • Mar 13 Economist Thomas Robert Malthus (38) weds Harriet Eckersall in Bath, Somerset