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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1805 AD

January

January 11: Michigan Territory organizes

March

March 3: Louisiana-Missouri Territory forms

April

April 7: Premiere of Beethoven's "Eroica" (conducted by himself)
April 27: U.S. Marines attack shores of Tripoli

May

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

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

July 8: American Bill Richmond knocks out Jack Holmes, Kilburn Wells, England
July 26: Naples/Calabria struck by Earthquake; about 26,000 die

September

September 4: 1st edition of Batavian State-Current published
September 30: Napoleons army draws into the Rhine

October

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

November 7: Lewis and Clark 1st sights Pacific Ocean
November 8: Lewis and Clark reach 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 18: Lewis and Clark reach Pacific Ocean, 1st Americans to cross continent
November 20: Beethoven's "Fidelio," premieres in Vienna
November 25: Opera "Thais" 1st American performance

December

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
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