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 JulyGeorge Sand / Author / France
01 JuneMikhail Glinka / Composer / Russia
03 OctoberTownsend Harris / Politician / United States of America
03 OctoberAllan Kardec / Author / France
04 JulyNathaniel Hawthorne / Writer / United States of America
07 February John Deere / Business Man / United States of America
08 March Alvan Clark / Astronomer / United States of America
08 SeptemberEduard Mörike / Poet / Germany
10 DecemberCarl Gustav Jacob Jacobi / Academic / Germany
13 NovemberTheophilus H. Holmes / General / United States of America
13 January Paul Gavarni / Illustrator / France
16 MayElizabeth Palmer Peabody / Educator / United States of America
16 February Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold / Zoologist / Germany
17 March Jim Bridger / Explorer / United States of America
18 NovemberAlfonso Ferrero La Marmora / Politician / Italy
20 JulyRichard Owen / Biologist / United Kingdom
20 January Eugène Sue / Politician / France
24 JuneWillard Richards / Religious Leader / United States of America
27 NovemberJulius Benedict / Composer / United Kingdom
28 JulyLudwig Feuerbach / Philosopher / Germany

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