Historical Events in February 1804

  • Feb 14 Karadjordje leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire
  • Feb 15 New Jersey becomes last northern state to abolish slavery
  • Feb 16 US Navy Lt Stephen Decatur raids Tripoli Harbor & burns Navy frigate "Philadelphia" after pirates seized it
  • Feb 18 1st US land-grant college, Ohio University, Athens Ohio, chartered
  • Feb 21 1st locomotive, Richard Trevithick's, runs for the 1st time, along the tramway of the Penydarren Ironworks in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 23 Conspirators against Napoleon, for restoration of Louis XVIII

King of France Louis XVIII
King of France
French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Feb 24 London's Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Feb 25 Thomas Jefferson nominated for US President at Democratic-Republican caucus

3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson
  • Feb 26 Vice-admiral William Bligh (of Bounty fame) ends siege of Fort Amsterdam, Willemstad