Events in year of 1804

  • 01-01Haiti gains independence from France (National Day)
  • 01-05Ohio legislature passes 1st laws restricting free blacks movement
  • 01-30Mungo Park leaves England seeking source of Niger River
  • 01-31British vice-admiral William Blighs fleet reaches Curacao
  • 02-15New Jersey becomes last northern state to abolish slavery
  • 02-16Lt Stephen Decatur raids Tripoli Harbor and burns Navy frigate "Philadelphia" after pirates seized it
  • 02-181st US land-grant college, Ohio University, Athens Ohio, chartered
  • 02-23Conspirators against Napoleon, for restoration of Louis XVIII
  • 02-25Jefferson nominated for President at Democratic-Republican caucus
  • 02-26Vice-admiral William Bligh ends siege of Fort Amsterdam, Willemstad
  • 03-21French civil Code of Napoleon adopted
  • 03-26Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana
  • 03-26Territory of Orleans organizes in Louisiana Purchase
  • 03-28Ohio passed law restricting movement of Blacks, 1804
  • 03-29Thousands of Whites massacred in Haiti
  • 04-22Gioacchino Rossini (12) performs in Imola
  • 04-2831 English ship sail Suriname river demand transition colony
  • 05-06Suriname sold to English (until Feb, 1816)
  • 05-14Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis for Pacific Coast
  • 05-16Senate and Tribune declare Napolean leader of France
  • 05-17Lewis and Clark begin exploration of Louisiana Purchase
  • 05-18Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed Emperor of France
  • 05-21Lewis and Clark Expedition begins
  • 06-1512th amendment ratified; deals with manner of choosing President
  • 08-25Alice Meynell becomes 1st woman jockey (England)
  • 09-2512th amendment to US constitution, regulating judicial power
  • 10-02England mobilizes to protect against French invasion
  • 10-09Hobart Tasmania founded
  • 11-18Palver Purim 1st celebrated to commemorate miraculous escape
  • 11-30Impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase begins

People born in year of 1804

  • 01-12Hippolyte Monpou: Composer
  • 01-14John Park: Composer
  • 01-16Karl August Krebs: Composer
  • 02-02Leopold Eugen Mechura: Composer
  • 02-05Johan Ludvig Runeberg: Finland -- Poet
  • 02-06Ragnerus L van Andringa de Kempenaer: Dutch officer / swindler
  • 02-17Samuel Read Anderson: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1883
  • 03-17James Bridger: Scout / fur trader / mountain man par excellance
  • 03-20Neal Dow: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1897
  • 03-30Salomon Sulzer: Composer
  • 04-04Joseph Fischhof: Composer
  • 04-23Guillaume Nerenburger: Belgian General (Triangulatie of Belgium)
  • 04-24Thomas Oliver Selfridge: Comm (Union Navy)
  • 05-05Jacob Kats: Flemish writer (Earthly Paradise)
  • 05-12Robert Baldwin: (L) help establish government in Canada (or 1904)
  • 05-16Elizabeth Palmer Peabody: Educator / founder (US kindergarten)
  • 05-17Ottho G Heldring: Dutch vicar / Reformer (Heldring Institutions)
  • 05-22John William [Turk] Livingston: Commander (Union Navy), died in 1885
  • 05-31Jeanne-Louise Farrenc: Composer
  • 06-01Mikhail Ivan Glinka: Novosspaskoye, Russia -- Composer (Jota Aragonesa)
  • 06-03Richard Cobden: West, Sussex -- Founder (Anti-Corn-Law League)
  • 06-06Petter Conrad Boman: Composer
  • 06-08Jan Baptist van Son: Dutch politician (RC)
  • 06-24Stephan L Endlicher: Austrian priest / Botanist
  • 07-01George Sand: France -- Novelist (Valentine, Le Figaro)
  • 07-04Nathaniel Hawthorne: Massachusetts, United States -- Author (House of 7 Gables, Scarlet Letter)
  • 07-14Ludwig A Benedek: Austrian General
  • 07-20Richard Owen: British zoologist
  • 07-21Victor Schoelcher: Guadeloupe -- Abolished french slavery
  • 07-25Carlo Boncompagni di Mombello: Italian Minister of Education

People died in year of 1804

  • 01-04Charlotte Lennox: English Novelist (The Female Quixote)
  • 02-06Joseph Priestley: Engl / US Theologist / philosopher / chemist, dies at 70
  • 02-12Immanuel Kant: German philosopher (Zum ewigen Frieden), dies at 79
  • 02-17Christian Ernst Graf: Composer, dies at 80
  • 03-01Wolfgang Nicolaus Haueisen: Composer, dies at 63
  • 03-04Karl Leopold Rollig: Composer
  • 03-07John Wedgwood: Founder (Royal Horticulture Society)
  • 03-16Francisco Marquis Albergati Capacelli: Italian playwright, dies at 75
  • 03-20Ignaz Malzat: Composer, dies at 47
  • 04-09Jacques Necker: Fiancier / statesman
  • 04-28Hans Gram: Composer, dies at 49
  • 05-24Simon Style: Fries medical / writer, dies at 73
  • 06-03Jean-Engelbert Pauwels: Composer, dies at 35
  • 06-16Johann Adam Hiller: Composer, dies at 75
  • 07-11Alex Hamilton: Killed by VP Aaron Burr in pistol duel near Weehawken
  • 07-12Alexander Hamilton: Secretary of Treasury, dies in pistol duel
  • 07-25William Forsyth: English gardening expert (Forsythia)
  • 08-17Barbara Hec: Organized 1st Methodist church in US
  • 08-20Charles Floyd: Only fatality of the Lewis & Clark Expedition
  • 11-02Armand-Gaston Camus: French Chairman of Council of 500, dies at 64
  • 11-05Elizabeth "Betje" Wolff-Bekker: Poetess (Sara Burgerhart), dies at 66
  • 11-14Agatha "Aagje" Blanket: Literary (Sara Burgerhart), dies at 62
  • 11-19Pietro Alessandro Guglieli: Italian opera composer, dies at 75
  • 12-19Mary Bright: British Prime Minister Rockingham

Events in year of 1805

  • 01-11Michigan Territory organizes
  • 03-03Louisiana-Missouri Territory forms
  • 04-27US Marines attack shores of Tripoli
  • 05-04Henry C Overing buys 80 acres of Throggs Neck in Bronx
  • 05-26Lewis and Clark 1st see Rocky Mountains
  • 05-26Napoleon is crowned King of Italy
  • 06-04Tripoli forced to conclude peace with US after war over tribute
  • 06-051st recorded tornado in "Tornado Alley" (Southern Illinois)
  • 06-21Great Stoneface Mt found in New Hampshire
  • 07-08American Bill Richmond knocks out Jack Holmes, Kilburn Wells, England
  • 07-26Naples / Calabria struck by Earthquake; about 26,000 die
  • 09-041st edition of Batavian State-Current published
  • 09-30Napoleons army draws into the Rhine
  • 10-21Battle of Trafalgar, Admiral Nelson defeats French and Spanish fleet and dies
  • 10-23Sailing ship "Aeneus" sinks off Newfoundland killing 340
  • 11-07Lewis and Clark 1st sights Pacific Ocean
  • 11-08Lewis and Clark reach Pacific Ocean
  • 11-18Lewis and Clark reach Pacific Ocean, 1st Americans to cross continent
  • 12-02Napoleon defeats Russians and Austrians at Austerlitz
  • 12-09Comet 3D / 1805 V1 (Biela) approaches within 0.0366 AUs of Earth
  • 12-26France and Austria signs Peace of Pressburg
  • 12-26Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts established, Philadelphia
  • 12-31End of French Republican calendar; France returns to Gregorianism

People born in year of 1805

  • 01-04Stephan Hale Alonzo Marsh: Composer
  • 01-27Samuel Palmer: London, England -- Painter / etcher (Valley of Vision)
  • 02-03Otto T Freiherr von Manteuffel: Premier Prussia
  • 02-04Georg Andreas Henkel: Composer
  • 02-13David Dudley Field: Lawyer / law codifier
  • 02-13Peter G L Dirichlet: Germany -- Number theorist / analysist
  • 02-18Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough: Rear Admiral (Union Navy)
  • 02-20Angelina Grimke: Reformer / abolitionist / politician / lawyer
  • 02-21David Tod: US diplomat / (Gov-R-Ohio, 1861-63)
  • 03-05Theodore Labarre: Composer
  • 03-30Adrien de La Fage: Composer
  • 04-07Francis Wilkinson Pickens: Governor of South Carolina (Confederacy) died in 1869
  • 04-30William Kerley Strong: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1867
  • 05-14Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann: Composer
  • 06-08Luigi Ricci: Composer
  • 06-14Robert Anderson: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1871
  • 06-21Karl Friedrich Curschmann: Composer
  • 06-22Giuseppe Mazzini: Italian revolutionary (Il Apostolato Popolare)
  • 06-27Stephen Elvey: Composer
  • 06-29Hiram Powers: US sculptor (Greek Slave)
  • 07-09Henry John Gauntlett: Composer
  • 07-26Constantine Brumidi: Artist (Myrtle Murdock)
  • 07-29Alexis de Tocqueville: France -- Statesman / writer (Democracy in America)
  • 08-08Antoon Jurgens: Dutch margarine manufacturer
  • 08-11Pieter J Elout van Soeterwoude: Dutch judge / member of parliament
  • 08-18Josef Danhauser: Austrian painter (Mutterliebe)
  • 08-30Michael Sars: Norwegian zoologist
  • 09-06Horatio Greenough: United States -- Neo-classical sculptor / writer (Form & Function)
  • 09-18Robert Cowdin: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1874
  • 09-23Matthew Adams Stickney: Rowley, Massachusetts -- Numismatist

People died in year of 1805

  • 01-17Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil du Perron: French interpreter, dies at 73
  • 01-19Johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier: Composer, dies at 43
  • 01-23Vaclav Pichl: Composer, dies at 63
  • 01-24Giacomo Conti: Composer, dies at 50
  • 02-27Stefan Paluselli: Composer, dies at 57
  • 03-04Jean-Baptiste Greuze: French painter, dies at 79
  • 04-06Lorenz Justinian Ott: Composer, dies at 56
  • 05-09Friedrich Schiller: Writer, dies at 45
  • 05-09Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller: Poet / playwright, dies at 45
  • 05-16Christian Brunings: Hydraulic engineer, dies at 68
  • 05-28Ridolfo Luigi Boccherini: Ital Composer / cellist (Minuet), dies at 62
  • 07-01Georg Ritschel: Composer, dies at 60
  • 07-09Georg W "Franz" Panzer: German vicar / librarian, dies at 76
  • 08-01Friedrich Christoph Gebtewitz: Composer, dies at 51
  • 10-13Johann Christoph Kuhnau: Composer, dies at 70
  • 10-21Horatio Nelson: Dies in Battle of Trafalgar
  • 10-21Johann Baptist Lasser: Composer, dies at 54
  • 12-10Friedrich Franz Hurka: Composer, dies at 43
  • 12-27Belle van Zuylen: Netherlands / Swiss writer (Trois Femmes), dies at 65