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Notable Historical Events - 1804

1804Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies after being shot in a duel.

1804Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned emperor of France in Paris

1804Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt lands at Bordeaux, France completing his 5 year expedition to Latin America

1804Thomas Jefferson nominated for US President at Democratic-Republican caucus

1804Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel.

1804Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt reports his discovery of the decrease in intensity of Earth's magnetic field from the poles to the equator in a memoir to the Paris Institute

1804Conspirators against Napoleon, for restoration of Louis XVIII

1804Thomas Jefferson re-elected US President, George Clinton Vice President

1804 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Haiti gains independence from France (National Day) 
Jan 5
Ohio legislature passes 1st laws restricting free blacks movement 
Jan 30
Mungo Park leaves England seeking source of Niger River 
Jan 31
British vice-admiral William Blighs fleet reaches Curacao 
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
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 1st time, in Wales 
Feb 23
Conspirators against Napoleon, for restoration of Louis XVIII 
Feb 24
London's Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute. 
Feb 25
Thomas Jefferson nominated for US President at Democratic-Republican caucus 
Feb 26
Vice-admiral William Bligh (of Bounty fame) ends siege of Fort Amsterdam, Willemstad 
Mar 4
The Battle of Vinegar Hill, colony of New South Wales (Australia), when Irish convicts (some of whom had been involved in Ireland's Battle of Vinegar Hill in 1798) led the colony's only significant convict uprising. 
Mar 17
Friedrich Schiller's play "Wilhelm Tell" premieres 
Mar 21
French civil Code of Napoleon adopted 
Mar 26
Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana 
Mar 26
Territory of Orleans organizes in Louisiana Purchase 
Mar 28
Ohio passed law restricting movement of Blacks, 1804 
Mar 29
Thousands of Whites massacred in Haiti 
Apr 2
Forty merchantmen are wrecked when a convoy led by HMS Apollo runs aground off Portugal. 
Apr 5
High Possil Meteorite: The first recorded meteorite in Scotland falls in Possil. 
Apr 22
Gioacchino Rossini (12) performs in Imola 
Apr 28
31 British ships sail up Suriname river demanding transition colony from the Dutch 
Apr 30
Hague's Theater opens 
May 6
Suriname sold to English (until Feb, 1816) 
May 14
Meriwether Lewis & William Clark's expedition commissioned by Thomas Jefferson sets out from St Louis for Pacific Coast 
May 17
Lewis & Clark begin exploration of Louisiana Purchase 
May 18
Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed Emperor of France by the French Senate 
May 21
Lewis & Clark Expedition begins 
Jun 15
12th amendment to the US constitution ratified; deals with regulating judicial power 
Jul 11
Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel. 
Jul 12
Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies after being shot in a duel. 
Aug 3
Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt lands at Bordeaux, France completing his 5 year expedition to Latin America 
Aug 11
Francis II assumes the title of first Emperor of Austria 
Aug 25
Alice Meynell becomes 1st woman jockey (England) 
Sep 1
Juno, one of the largest main belt asteroids, was discovered by German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding. 
Sep 25
12th amendment to US constitution, regulating judicial power 
Oct 2
Britain mobilizes to protect against French invasion 
Oct 9
Hobart Tasmania founded 
Nov 18
Palver Purim 1st celebrated to commemorate miraculous escape 
Nov 30
Impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase begins 
Dec 2
Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned emperor of France in Paris 
Dec 5
Thomas Jefferson re-elected US President, George Clinton Vice President 
Dec 7
Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt reports his discovery of the decrease in intensity of Earth's magnetic field from the poles to the equator in a memoir to the Paris Institute 
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