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1804 Historical Event(s)
- January 1, 1804 – French rule ends in Haiti. Haiti becomes the first black republic and second independent country in North America after the United States
- February 14, 1804 – Karadjordje leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
- March 10, 1804 – Louisiana Purchase: In St. Louis, Missouri, a formal ceremony is conducted to transfer ownership of the Louisiana Territory from France to the United States.
- March 21, 1804 – Code Napoléon is adopted as French civil law.
- April 5, 1804 – High Possil Meteorite: The first recorded meteorite in Scotland falls in Possil.
- May 14, 1804 – The Lewis and Clark Expedition departs from Camp Dubois and begins its historic journey by traveling up the Missouri River.
- July 11, 1804 – A duel occurs in which the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.
- September 1, 1804 – Juno, one of the largest main belt asteroids, is discovered by German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding.
- September 25, 1804 – The Teton Sioux (a subdivision of the Lakota) demand one of the boats from the Lewis and Clark Expedition as a toll for moving further upriver.
- October 9, 1804 – Hobart, capital of Tasmania, is founded.
Who Were Born On 1804?
- March 8, 1804 – Alvan Clark, American telescope maker and astronomer (d. 1887)
- March 17, 1804 – Jim Bridger, American trapper and explorer (d. 1881)
- May 12, 1804 – Robert Baldwin, Canadian politician (d. 1858)
- June 10, 1804 – Hermann Schlegel, German ornithologist (d. 1884)
- July 1, 1804 – Charles Gordon Greene, American journalist (d. 1886)
- July 20, 1804 – Richard Owen, English biologist (d. 1892)
- July 28, 1804 – Ludwig Feuerbach, German philosopher (d. 1872)
- October 24, 1804 – Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist (d. 1891)
- October 28, 1804 – Pierre François Verhulst, Belgian mathematician (d. 1849)