1804 in History – What happened in year 1804

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.

Know what happened in 1804:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
11 July U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded former U.S.Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton during a duel (pistols pictured)in Weehawken, New Jersey.
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.
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.
16 February United States Navy Lieutenant Stephen Decatur led a raid todestroy the captured USS Philadelphia in Tripoli, denying her use to theBarbary States in the First Barbary War.
21 February Built by Cornish inventor Richard Trevithick, the first self-propelled steam locomotive first ran in Wales.
11 JulyU.S. Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded former U.S.Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton during a duel in Weehawken, NewJersey.
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.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1804:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 JulyCharles Gordon Greene / Politician / United States of America
03 OctoberTownsend Harris / Politician / United States of America
04 JulyNathaniel Hawthorne / Writer / United States of America
05 February Johan Ludvig Runeberg / Poet / Finland
12 February Heinrich Lenz / Academic / Germany
12 MayRobert Baldwin / Politician / Canada
13 January Paul Gavarni / Illustrator / France
13 DecemberJoseph Howe / Politician / Canada
14 SeptemberLouis Désiré Maigret / Bishop / France
16 February Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold / Zoologist / Germany
17 March Jim Bridger / Explorer / United States of America
18 OctoberMongkut / King / Thailand
20 JulyRichard Owen / Biologist / United Kingdom
23 NovemberFranklin Pierce / Lawyer / United States of America
23 DecemberCharles Augustin Sainte-Beuve / Author / France
24 JuneWillard Richards / Religious Leader / United States of America
24 JuneStephan Endlicher / Botanist / Austria
26 March David Humphreys Storer / Physician / United States of America
26 AprilCharles Goodyear / Lawyer / United States of America
28 OctoberPierre François Verhulst / Mathematician / Belgium

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