January 1 - End of French rule in Haiti.
June 15 - The Twelfth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ratified by New Hampshire,
and arguably becomes effective (subsequently vetoed by the Governor of New Hampshire).
July 27 - The Twelfth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ratified by Tennessee, removing
doubt surrounding adoption.
February 14 - First Serbian Uprising began.
February 15 - New Jersey becomes the last northern state to abolish slavery.
February 16 - First Barbary War: Stephen Decatur leads a raid to burn the pirate-held frigate
February 21 - The first self-propelling steam engine or steam locomotive makes its outing at
the Pen-y-Darren ironworks in Wales. Designed by Richard Trevithick
, a Cornishman.
March 10 - Louisiana Purchase: In St. Louis, a formal ceremony is conducted to transfer
ownership of Louisiana Territory from France to the United States.
March 21 - Code Napoleon adopted as French civil law.
May 14 - The Lewis and Clark Expedition departs from Camp Dubois and begin their
historic journey by traveling up the Missouri River.
May 18 - Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed Emperor of France by the French Senate.
August 20 - Lewis and Clark Expedition: The "Corps of Discovery", whose purpose is to
explore the Louisiana Purchase, suffers it first and last death when Sergeant Charles Floyd
dies, apparently from acute appendicitis.
September 1 - German astronomer K. L. Harding discovers the asteroid Juno.
November - Thomas Jefferson defeats Charles C. Pinckney in U.S. presidential election.
November 30 - The Jeffersonian Republican-controlled United States Senate begin an
impeachment trial against Federalist-partisan Supreme Court of the United States Justice
Samuel Chase (he was charged with political bias but was acquitted by the Senate of all
charges on March 1, 1805).
December 12 - Spain declares war on Britain.
December 2 - At Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned as the
first Emperor of France in a thousand years (the Napoleonic Code is adopted).
Pere Lachaise Cemetery a 118 acre cemetery in Paris, France was founded.Births
March 14 - Johann Strauss I
, Austrian composer.
March 17 - Jim Bridger
, pioneer (+ 1881).
April 9 - Johannes van den Broek
July 1 - George Sand
(Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin), writer.
July 4 - Nathaniel Hawthorne
July 28 - Ludwig Feuerbach
, German Philosopher.
July 31 - Johannes Spits
September 24 - Daniel van den Houten
November 23 - Franklin Pierce
, 14th president of the United States.
December 21 - Benjamin Disraeli
, British politician, writer.Baptized
June 28 - Joanna van den Houten
February 12 - Immanuel Kant
, German philosopher.
September 4 - Richard Somers
, American naval officer.
December 24 - Neeltje Abelsdr de Vries
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