On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1804

Famous Birthdays

  • Désiré de Haerne, Belgian Catholic priest and Congressional leader, born in Ypres, Belgium (d. 1890)

Person of interestNathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne, American author (House of 7 Gables, The Scarlet Letter), born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 1864)

1804 Highlights

About July 4, 1804

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 216 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer