This Day in History

Lewis and Clark Set Out on Their Expedition

The Lewis and Clark Expedition, commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson after the Louisiana Purchase, began its journey westward from St. Louis, Missouri, on May 14, 1804. Led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, this expedition aimed to explore the newly acquired western portion of the United States and to find a practical route across the […]

Napoleon Crowns Himself Emperor of the French

On this ambitious day in 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte crowned himself Emperor of the French at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. This coronation marked a significant moment in European history.