1804 in History
January 1 Haiti gains independence from France (National Day)
January 5 Ohio legislature passes 1st laws restricting free blacks movement
January 30 Mungo Park leaves England seeking source of Niger River
January 31 British Vice-Admiral William Blighs fleet reaches Curacao
February 15 New Jersey becomes last northern state to abolish slavery
February 16 Lt. Stephen Decatur raids Tripoli Harbor and burns Navy frigate "Philadelphia" after pirates seized it
February 18 1st U.S. land-grant college, Ohio University, Athens Ohio, chartered
February 21 1st locomotive, Richard Trevithick's, runs for 1st time, in Wales
February 23 Conspirators against Napoleon, for restoration of Louis XVIII
February 25 Jefferson nominated for president at Democratic-Republican caucus
February 26 Vice-Admiral William Bligh ends siege of Fort Amsterdam, Willemstad
March 17 Johann von Schiller's "Wilhelm Tell," premieres
March 21 French civil Code of Napoleon adopted
March 26 Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana
March 26 Territory of Orleans organizes in Louisiana Purchase
March 28 Ohio passed law restricting movement of Blacks, 1804
March 29 Thousands of Whites massacred in Haiti
April 22 Gioacchino Rossini (12) performs in Imola
April 28 31 English ship sail Suriname river demand transition colony
April 30 Hague's Theater opens
May 6 Suriname sold to English, until February, 1816
May 14 Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis for Pacific Coast
May 16 Senate and Tribune declare Napolean leader of France
May 17 Lewis and Clark begin exploration of Louisiana Purchase
May 18 Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed Emperor of France
May 21 Lewis and Clark Expedition begins
June 15 12th amendment ratified; deals with manner of choosing president
August 25 Alice Meynell becomes 1st woman jockey (England)
September 25 12th amendment to U.S. constitution, regulating judicial power
October 2 England mobilizes to protect against French invasion
October 9 Hobart Tasmania founded
November 18 Palver Purim 1st celebrated to commemorate miraculous escape
November 30 Impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase begins
December 1 Emperor Napoleon marries Josephine of Martinique
December 2 Napoleon Bonaparte crowned emperor of France in Paris by Pope Pius VII
December 5 Thomas Jefferson re-elected U.S. president/George Clinton vice-president