1804 in History – What happened in year 1804

✅ Published on April 2nd, 2009 in 19th Century in History

In history, year 1804 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1804.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1804 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
16 februaryUnited States Navy Lieutenant Stephen Decatur led a raid to destroy the captured USS Philadelphia in Tripoli, denying her use to the Barbary States in the First Barbary War.
21 februaryBuilt by Cornish inventor Richard Trevithick, the first self-propelled steam locomotive first ran in Wales.
14 mayThe Lewis and Clark Expedition led by explorers MeriwetherLewis and William Clark left Camp Dubois near present-day Hartford,Illinois, and began the first American overland expedition to thePacific coast and back.
11 julyU.S. Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded former U.S.Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton during a duel in Weehawken, NewJersey.
01 septemberGerman astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding discovered one of thelargest main belt asteroids, naming it Juno after the Roman goddess.
02 decemberThe coronation of Napoleon as Emperor of France was held at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
18 MayNapoleon was proclaimed Emperor of France.
30 NovemberFrench inventor Joseph Coneo died at the age of 79. He is called the father of the car.
02 DecemberNapoleon Bonaparte was crowned as Emperor of France.
12 FebruaryEmanuel Kant, eminent philosopher and thinker of Germany, died at the age of 80.
01 JanuaryHaiti gained independence from France and became the first black republic, which led to the only successful slave revolt.
15 FebruaryNew Jersey became the last northern state to abolish slavery.
21 MarchThe Napoleonic Code was adopted as French civil law.
26 AprilHenry Eddington Resigns as Prime Minister of Great Britain
18 MayNapoleon Bonaparte was declared Emperor of the French by the French Senate.
15 JuneThe 12th Amendment was ratified in the US Constitution, which deals with the regulation of judicial power.
11 JulyAlexander Hamilton was shot during a duel with Aaron Burr and died the next day.
11 AugustFrancis II assumed the title of first emperor of Austria.
01 SeptemberGerman astronomer K.L. Harding discovers Asteroid Juno.
02 OctoberBritain united to defend against the French invasion.
03 NovemberThe Treaty of St. Louis was signed by Quashquam and William Henry Harrison, the controversy surrounding the treaty eventually caused the Sahab people to cooperate with the British Empire during the War of 1812 and is the main cause of the Black Hawk War of 1832.
12 DecemberSpain declared war on the United Kingdom.


Famous birthdays in the year 1804:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 JuneMikhail Glinka / Composer / Russia
01 JulyGeorge Sand / Author / France
03 OctoberAllan Kardec / Author / France
04 JulyNathaniel Hawthorne / Writer / United States of America
05 February Johan Ludvig Runeberg / Poet / Finland
07 February John Deere / Business Man / United States of America
08 SeptemberEduard Mörike / Poet / Germany
10 DecemberCarl Gustav Jacob Jacobi / Academic / Germany
10 JuneHermann Schlegel / Ornithologist / Germany
12 February Heinrich Lenz / Academic / Germany
13 NovemberTheophilus H. Holmes / General / United States of America
16 MayElizabeth Palmer Peabody / Educator / United States of America
16 DecemberViktor Bunyakovsky / Academic / Russia
16 OctoberBenjamin Russell / Painter / United States of America
20 JulyRichard Owen / Biologist / United Kingdom
23 NovemberFranklin Pierce / Lawyer / United States of America
24 JuneStephan Endlicher / Botanist / Austria
26 March David Humphreys Storer / Physician / United States of America
27 NovemberJulius Benedict / Composer / United Kingdom
28 OctoberPierre François Verhulst / Mathematician / Belgium
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