On This Day

Historical Events in January 1804

  • Jan 1 Haiti gains independence from France (National Day), making it the only state ever founded by former slaves and without slavery
  • Jan 5 Ohio legislature passes 1st laws restricting free blacks movement
  • Jan 30 Scottish explorer Mungo Park leaves England seeking source of Niger River

Historic Event

Jan 31 British vice-admiral William Blighs fleet reaches Curacao