On This Day

Historical Events in April 1805

Music Premiere

Apr 7 Premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven's "Eroica", in Vienna, conducted by the composer

Historic Expedition

Apr 7 Lewis and Clark Expedition leaves Fort Mandan (on the Missouri River near what is now Washburn, North Dakota), beginning their journey to the Pacific Ocean

  • Apr 27 US Marines attack shores of Tripoli