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 Allan Kardec, French author and founder of Spiritism, born in Lyon, France (d. 1869)
  • Oct 3 Townsend Harris, American diplomat (1st Western consul to reside in Japan), born in Washington County, New York (d. 1878)
  • Oct 5 Nicholas Wanostrocht [Felix], English amateur cricket batsman (Kent CCC, Surry CCC) and author (Felix on the Bat), born in London, England (d. 1876)
  • Oct 5 Robert Parker Parrott, American inventor (developed the rifled cannon known as the Parrott gun), born in Lee, New Hampshire (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, born in Wittenberg, Germany (d. 1891)
  • Oct 26 Lorenzo Thomas, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in New Castle, Delaware (d. 1875)
  • Oct 28 Pierre Fran├žois Verhulst, Belgian mathematician (logistic curve), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1849)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 2 Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, French inventor who designed & built 1st automobile, dies at 79
  • Oct 29 George Morland, English artist of rural landscapes, dies at 41