On This Day

Historical Events in August 1804

DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

Aug 3 Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt lands at Bordeaux, France completing his 5 year expedition to Latin America

Naturalist and Explorer Alexander von Humboldt
Naturalist and Explorer
Alexander von Humboldt
  • Aug 11 Francis II assumes the title of first Emperor of Austria
  • Aug 25 Alicia Thornton becomes first female jockey in England riding at Knavesmire in Yorkshire