1805 in History
January 11 Michigan Territory organizes
March 3 Louisiana-Missouri Territory forms
April 7 Premiere of Beethoven's "Eroica" (conducted by himself)
April 27 U.S. Marines attack shores of Tripoli
May 4 Henry C. Overing buys 80 acres of Throggs Neck in Bronx
May 26 Lewis and Clark 1st see Rocky Mountains
May 26 Napoleon is crowned king of Italy
June 4 Tripoli forced to conclude peace with U.S. after war over tribute
June 5 1st recorded tornado in "Tornado Alley", Southern Illinois
June 21 Great Stoneface Mount found in New Hampshire
July 8 American Bill Richmond knocks out Jack Holmes, Kilburn Wells, England
July 26 Naples/Calabria struck by Earthquake; about 26,000 die
September 4 1st edition of Batavian State-Current published
September 30 Napoleons army draws into the Rhine
October 21 Battle of Trafalgar, Admiral Nelson defeats French and Spanish fleet and dies
October 23 Sailing ship "Aeneus" sinks off Newfoundland killing 340
November 7 Lewis and Clark 1st sights Pacific Ocean
November 16 Battle at Schongrabern: Russian army stop French
November 18 30 women meet at Mrs. Silas Lee's home in Wiscasset Maine, organizes
November 18 Female Charitable Society, first woman's club in America
November 20 Beethoven's "Fidelio," premieres in Vienna
November 24 Lewis and Clark reach Pacific Ocean, 1st Americans to cross continent
November 25 Opera "Thais" 1st American performance
December 2 Napoleon defeats Russians and Austrians at Austerlitz
December 9 Comet 3D/1805 V1 (Biela) approaches within 0.0366 AUs of Earth
December 26 France and Austria signs Peace of Pressburg
December 26 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts established, Philadelphia
December 31 End of French Republican calendar; France returns to Gregorianism