Historical Events for Year 1804
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Jan 1st - Haiti gains independence from France (National Day)
Jan 5th - Ohio legislature passes 1st laws restricting free blacks movement
Jan 30th - Mungo Park leaves England seeking source of Niger River
Jan 31st - British vice-admiral William Blighs fleet reaches Curacao
Feb 14th - Karadjordje leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
Feb 15th - New Jersey becomes last northern state to abolish slavery
Feb 16th - Lt Stephen Decatur raids Tripoli Harbor & burns Navy frigate "Philadelphia" after pirates seized it
Feb 18th - 1st US land-grant college, Ohio University, Athens Ohio, chartered
Feb 21st - 1st locomotive, Richard Trevithick's, runs for 1st time, in Wales
Feb 23rd - Conspirators against Napoleon, for restoration of Louis XVIII
Feb 24th - London's Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute.
Feb 25th - Thomas Jefferson nominated for US President at Democratic-Republican caucus
3rd US President Thomas Jefferson Feb 26th - Vice-admiral William Bligh (of Bounty fame) ends siege of Fort Amsterdam, Willemstad
Mar 4th - 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 17th - Friedrich Schiller's play "Wilhelm Tell" premieres
Mar 21st - French civil Code of Napoleon adopted
Mar 26th - Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana
Mar 26th - Territory of Orleans organizes in Louisiana Purchase
Mar 28th - Ohio passed law restricting movement of Blacks, 1804
Mar 29th - Thousands of Whites massacred in Haiti
Apr 2nd - Forty merchantmen are wrecked when a convoy led by HMS Apollo runs aground off Portugal.
Apr 5th - High Possil Meteorite: The first recorded meteorite in Scotland falls in Possil.
Apr 22nd - Gioacchino Rossini (12) performs in Imola
Apr 28th - 31 British ships sail up Suriname river demanding transition colony from the Dutch
Apr 30th - Hague's Theater opens
May 6th - Suriname sold to English (until Feb, 1816)
Soldier/Public Administrator Meriwether Lewis May 14th - Meriwether Lewis & William Clark's expedition commissioned by Thomas Jefferson sets out from St Louis for Pacific Coast
May 17th - Lewis & Clark begin exploration of Louisiana Purchase
May 18th - Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed Emperor of France by the French Senate
May 21st - Lewis & Clark Expedition begins
Jun 15th - 12th amendment to the US constitution ratified; deals with regulating judicial power
Jul 11th - Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel.
Jul 12th - Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies after being shot in a duel.
Aug 3rd - Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt lands at Bordeaux, France completing his 5 year expedition to Latin America
Aug 11th - Francis II assumes the title of first Emperor of Austria
Naturalist and Explorer Alexander von Humboldt Aug 25th - Alice Meynell becomes 1st woman jockey (England)
Sep 1st - Juno, one of the largest main belt asteroids, was discovered by German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding.
Sep 25th - 12th amendment to US constitution, regulating judicial power
Oct 2nd - Britain mobilizes to protect against French invasion
Oct 9th - Hobart Tasmania founded
Nov 18th - Palver Purim 1st celebrated to commemorate miraculous escape
Nov 30th - Impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase begins
Dec 2nd - Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned emperor of France in Paris
Dec 5th - Thomas Jefferson re-elected US President, George Clinton Vice President
Dec 7th - 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