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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1804 AD


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
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