On This Day

What Happened in September 1804

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Juno, one of the largest main belt asteroids discovered by German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding.
  • Sep 25 Twelfth Amendment to the US Constitution, establishing the procedure for electing the President and Vice President, becomes effective

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 8 Eduard Friedrich Mörike, German poet, born in Ludwigsburg, Germany (d. 1875)
  • Sep 11 Aleksandr Polezhayev, Russian poet (Sasjka), born in Penza Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1838) [OS 30 Sep]
  • Sep 14 John Gould, British ornithologist and bird artist, born in Lyme Regis, Dorset (d. 1881)
  • Sep 14 Louis Désiré Maigret, French Catholic prelate, born in Saint-Pierre-de-Maillé, France (d. 1882)
  • Sep 23 David Van de Kellen, coin engraver

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 4 Richard Somers, American naval officer, killed during assault on Tripoli during First Barbary Wars at 25
  • Sep 29 Michael Hillegas, American merchant and first Treasurer of the United States (1775-89), dies at 75