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1804 was 67 years before the founding of the City of Birmingham and 15 years before Alabama became a state.





In 1804, Haiti gained independence from France. The Lewis and Clark Expedition began. Alexander Hamilton was shot during a duel with Aaron Burr and died the next day. Napoleon Bonaparte crowned himself as the first Emperor of the French. Morphine was discovered.

Notable births in 1804 included industrialist John Deere, educator Elizabeth Peabody, writer Nathaniel Hawthorne, paleontologist Richard Owen, President Franklin Pierce, and mathematician Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi. Notable deaths included chemist Joseph Priestley and philosopher Immanuel Kant.

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