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Born :12/21/1804Benjamin Disraeli, (Tory) British PM (1868, 1874-80)
Born :07/25/1804Carlo Boncompagni di Mombello, Italian minister of Education
Born :12/23/1804Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, French critic/writer (Informal Talk)
Born :09/23/1804David Van de Kellen, coin engraver
Born :09/08/1804Eduard Merike, German vicar/poet/writer (Maler Nolten)
Born :05/16/1804Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, founded 1st US kindergarten
Born :01/26/1804Eugne "Marie Joseph" Sue, France, novelist (Wandering Jew)
Born :11/23/1804Franklin Pierce, Hillsboro NH, (D) 14th Pres (1853-1857)
Born :07/01/1804George Sand, France, novelist (Valentine, Le Figaro)
Born :05/05/1804Jacob Kats, Flemish writer (Aerdsch Paradise)
Born :03/17/1804James Bridger, scout/fur trader/mountain man par excellance
Born :07/22/1804Jean C F Demolombe, French lawyer
Born :02/05/1804Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finland, poet
Born :03/14/1804Johann Strauss, the Elder, Viennese violinist/comp (Radetzky March)
Born :02/07/1804John Deere, pioneer manufacturer of agricultural implements
Born :05/22/1804John William (Turk) Livingston, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1885
Born :11/27/1804Julius Benedict, Stuttgart Germany, opera composer (Protoghesi)
Born :10/26/1804Lorenzo Thomas, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1875
Born :07/14/1804Ludwig A Benedek, Austrian general
Born :07/28/1804Ludwig A Feuerbach, German philospher (Der Mensch ist)
Born :06/01/1804Mikhail Glinka, Novosspaskoye Russia, composer (Jota Aragonesa)
Born :07/04/1804Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mass, author (House of 7 Gables, Scarlet Letter)
Born :03/20/1804Neal Dow, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1897
Born :05/17/1804Ottho G Heldring, vicar (H Gestichten)
Born :10/28/1804Pierre F Verhulst, Belgium, mathematician (logistic curve)
Born :06/03/1804Richard Cobden, founder Anti-Corn-Law League
Born :07/20/1804Richard Owen, British zoologist
Born :05/12/1804Robert Baldwin, (L) help establish cabinet govt in Canada (or 1904)
Born :10/05/1804Robert Parker Parrott, Inventor, died in 1877
Born :02/17/1804Samuel Read Anderson, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1883
Born :11/13/1804Theophilus Hunter Holmes, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1880
Born :04/24/1804Thomas Oliver Selfridge, Comm (Union Navy)
Born :10/03/1804Townsend Harris, 1st Western consul to reside in Japan
Born :07/21/1804Victor Schoelcher, Guadeloupe, abolished french slavery
Died :07/11/1804Alex Hamilton, killed by VP Aaron Burr in pistol duel near Weehawken

Died :08/20/1804Charles Floyd, only fatality of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Died :01/04/1804Charlotte Lennox, English novelist (The Female Quixote),
Died :02/12/1804Immanuel Kant, philosopher, at 79 in Kenigsberg, Prussia
Died :04/09/1804Jacques Necker, fiancier/statesman
Died :03/07/1804John Wedgwood, founder (Royal Horticulture Society),
Died :07/25/1804William Forsyth, English gardening expert (Forsythia),

Special :06/15/180412th amendment ratified; deals with manner of choosing president
Special :09/25/180412th amendment to US constitution, regulating judicial power
Special :02/18/18041st US land-grant college, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, chartered
Special :02/21/18041st locomotive, Richard Trevithick's, runs for 1st time, in Wales
Special :04/28/180431 English ship sail Suriname river demand transition colony
Special :08/25/1804Alice Meynell becomes 1st woman jockey (England)
Special :03/26/1804Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana
Special :02/23/1804Conspirators against Napoleon, for restoration of Louis XVIII
Special :03/21/1804French civil Code of Napoleon adopted
Special :01/01/1804Haiti gains independence from France (National Day)
Special :11/30/1804Impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase begins
Special :01/01/1804Jean Jacques Dessalines proclaims independence of Haiti
Special :02/25/1804Jefferson nominated for president at Democratic-Republican caucus
Special :09/01/1804K Harding discovers asteroid #3 Juno
Special :09/02/1804K L Harding discovers Juno, 3rd known asteroid
Special :05/21/1804Lewis and Clark Expedition begins
Special :05/17/1804Lewis and Clark begin exploration of Louisiana Purchase
Special :05/14/1804Lewis and Clark set out from St Louis for Pacific Coast
Special :02/16/1804Lt Stephen Decatur attacks Tripoli pirates who burned USS Philadelphia
Special :01/30/1804Mungo Park leaves England seeking source of Niger River
Special :05/18/1804Napoleon became Emperor of France
Special :12/02/1804Napoleon becomes 1st French emperor, placing crown on his own head
Special :02/15/1804New Jersey becomes last northern state to abolish slavery
Special :01/05/1804Ohio legislature passes 1st laws restricting free blacks movement
Special :03/28/1804Ohio passed law restricting movement of Blacks, 1804
Special :05/16/1804Senate and Tribune declare Napolean leader of France
Special :05/06/1804Suriname sold to English (util Feb, 1816)
Special :03/26/1804Territory of Orleans organized in Louisiana Purchase
Special :12/05/1804Thomas Jefferson re-elected US pres/George Clinton vice-pres
Special :07/11/1804VP Aaron Burr kills Alex Hamilton in a pistol duel near Weehawken
Special :12/01/1804emperor Napoleon marries Josephine of Martinique

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