1804

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Years: 1801 1802 1803 - 1804 - 1805 1806 1807
March 10: Louisiana Purchase ceremony.
March 10: Louisiana Purchase ceremony.

Year 1804 (MDCCCIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar).

Events of 1804

January - March

  • January 1 - End of French rule in Haiti. Haiti gains independence from France and becomes the first black republic, having the only successful slave revolt ever.
  • February 14 - First Serbian Uprising began.
  • February 15 - New Jersey becomes the last northern state to abolish slavery.
  • February 16 - First Barbary War: Stephen Decatur leads a raid to burn the pirate-held frigate Philadelphia.
February 16: USS Philadelphia burns.
February 16: USS Philadelphia burns.
  • February 18 - Ohio University is chartered by the Ohio General Assembly.
  • February 21 - The Cornishman Richard Trevithick's newly-built "Penydarren" steam locomotive operates on the Merthyr Tramroad between Penydarren in Merthyr Tydfil and Abercynon in South Wales, following several trials since February 13, the world's first locomotive to work on rails.
  • March 7 - John Wedgwood founds The Royal Horticultural Society.
  • March 10 - Louisiana Purchase: In St. Louis, a formal ceremony is conducted to transfer ownership of Louisiana Territory from France to the United States.
  • March 20 - Execution of the Duc d’Enghien for plotting against Napoleon.
  • March 21 - Code Napoleon adopted as French civil law.
  • March 26 - Napoleon Bonaparte I claims the crown at Notre Dam Cathedral

April - June

July - September

July 11: Burr shot Alexander Hamilton.
July 11: Burr shot Alexander Hamilton.
  • July 11 - Alexander Hamilton was shot during a duel with Aaron Burr and dies the next day.
  • July 27 - The Twelfth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ratified by Tennessee, removing doubt surrounding adoption.
  • August 20 - Lewis and Clark Expedition: The " Corps of Discovery", whose purpose is to explore the Louisiana Purchase, suffers its only death when Sergeant Charles Floyd dies, apparently from acute appendicitis.
  • September 1 - German astronomer K. L. Harding discovers the asteroid Juno.
  • Thomas Jefferson defeats Charles C. Pinckney in U.S. presidential election.

October - December

Père Lachaise cemetery.
Père Lachaise cemetery.

Undated

  • Père Lachaise Cemetery a 118 acre (0.5 km²) cemetery in Paris, France is founded.
  • Morphine is first isolated from opium by the German pharmacist, Friedrich Sertürner.
  • World population reached 1 billion people.

Ongoing events

Births

1804 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1804
MDCCCIV
Ab urbe condita 2557
Armenian calendar 1253
ԹՎ ՌՄԾԳ
Bahá'í calendar -40 – -39
Berber calendar 2754
Buddhist calendar 2348
Burmese calendar 1166
Chinese calendar 4440/4500-11-19
( 癸亥年十一月十九日)
— to —
4441/4501-11-30
( 甲子年十一月三十日)
Coptic calendar 1520 – 1521
Ethiopian calendar 17961797
Hebrew calendar 5564 – 5565
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1859 – 1860
 - Shaka Samvat 1726 – 1727
 - Kali Yuga 4905 – 4906
Holocene calendar 11804
Iranian calendar 1182 – 1183
Islamic calendar 1218 – 1219
Japanese calendar Kyōwa 3 Bunka 1
(文化元年)
Korean calendar 4137
Thai solar calendar 2347

January - June

  • January 1 - James Fannin, Texas revolutionary (d. 1836)
  • January 10 - Elie Frédéric Forey, Marshal of France (d. 1872)
  • January 20 - Eugène Sue, French novelist (d. 1857)
  • January 21 - Eliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (d. 1887)
  • February 7 - John Deere, American industrialist (d. 1886)
  • March 8 - Alvan Clark, telescope manufacturer (d. 1887)
  • March 14 - Johann Strauss Senior, Austrian composer (d. 1849)
  • March 17 - Jim Bridger, American trapper and explorer (d. 1881)
  • March 20 - Neal Dow, mayor of Portland and Father of Prohibition (d. 1897)
  • April 26 - Charles Goodyear, American politician (d. 1876)
  • May 16 - Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, Transcendental Activist, Educator (d. 1894)
  • June 1
    • Mikhail Glinka, Russian composer (d. 1857)
    • George Sand, French writer (d. 1876)
  • June 24 - Willard Richards, American religious leader (d. 1854)

July - December

  • July 4 - Nathaniel Hawthorne, American writer (d. 1864)
  • July 28 - Ludwig Feuerbach, German philosopher (d. 1872)
  • September 8 - Eduard Mörike, German poet (d. 1875)
  • September 14 - Louis Desiré Maigret, Roman Catholic bishop of Honolulu (d. 1882)
  • October 18 - Mongkut, Rama IV, King of Thailand (d. 1868)
  • November 18 - Alfonso Ferrero la Marmora, Italian general and statesman (d. 1878)
  • November 23 - Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States (d. 1869)
  • December 10 - Carl Gustav Jakob Jacobi, German mathematician (d. 1851)
  • December 13 - Joseph Howe, Canadian politician (d. 1873)
  • December 21 - Benjamin Disraeli, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1881)
  • December 23 - Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, French literary critic (d. 1869)
  • date unknown
    • Andrew Nicholl, Northern Irish painter (d. 1886)
    • James Mackay (New Zealand politician)

Deaths

January - June

  • January 4 - Charlotte Ramsey Lennox, British author and poet (b. 1727)
  • January 15 - Dru Drury, English entomologist (b. 1725)
  • February 6 - Joseph Priestley, English chemist (b. 1733)
  • February 12 - Immanuel Kant, German philosopher (b. 1724)
  • March 3 - Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, painter (b. 1727)
  • March 21 - Louis-Antoine-Henri de Bourbon-Condé, duc d'Enghien (executed) (b. 1772)
  • March 30 - Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie, Marshal of France (b. 1718)
  • April 9 - Jacques Necker, French statesman (b. 1732)
  • April 11 - Miklós Küzmics, Hungarian Slovenes writer, catholics priest (b. 1737)
  • April 15 - Charles Pichegru, French general (strangled in prison) (b. 1761)

July - December

  • July 12 - Alexander Hamilton, American statesman (killed in a duel)
  • September 4 - Richard Somers, American naval officer (killed in battle)
  • October 2 - Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, French automobile pioneer (b. 1725)
  • November 5 - Maria Anna Adamberger, actress (b. 1752)
  • November 23 - Richard Graves, English writer (b. 1715)
  • December 18 - Jacob ben Wolf Kranz, maggid (b. c. 1740)


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