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Thursday, January 01, 2004
 
LET'S GO BACK FURTHER! 1804



..well, I'm not one to let go of a moderately good idea too soon ,so here's some news from 200 years ago:

Napoleon Declares Himself Emperor of the French and yet another constitution proceeds forth..

Haiti gains independence...nice artwork celebrating 200 years here..

Rebellion in Australia

Alexander von Humboldt visits the USA

Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton fight famous duel (..sorry, Alex..)

Lewis and Clark are in the midst of their voyage. Read week by week here..

Priestley dies, as does Kant...

..but Disraeli is born. The Russian composer Glinka as well...

Fashion and Fun in 1804

US 1804 Silver Dollar (much prized by numismatists)

"Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies."

Gore Vidal

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