1803 in History – What happened in year 1803

In history, year 1803 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1803.

Know what happened in 1803:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
30 AprilThe United States purchased France's claim to the LouisianaTerritory (flag raising ceremony pictured) for 78 million francs, orless than US$0.03 per acre.
24 FebruaryThe U.S. Supreme Court, in Marbury v. Madison, declared an actof Congress unconstitutional for the first time, forming the basis ofjudicial review in the U.S.
23 SeptemberMaratha troops were beaten by British forces at the Battle of Assaye, one of the decisive battles of the Second Anglo-Maratha War.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1803:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 January Edward Dickinson / Politician / United States of America
01 January Guglielmo Libri Carucci dalla Sommaja / Academic / Italy
02 February Albert Sidney Johnston / General / United States of America
03 AugustJoseph Paxton / Architect / United Kingdom
05 DecemberFyodor Tyutchev / Poet / Russia
05 JulyGeorge Borrow / Writer / Britain
05 OctoberFriedrich Bernhard Westphal / Painter / Denmark
06 January Henri Herz / Pianist / Austria
07 AprilJames Curtiss / Politician / United States of America
11 OctoberGregor von Helmersen / General / Estonia
11 DecemberHector Berlioz / Composer / France
12 JulyPeter Chanel / Priest / France
12 MayJustus von Liebig / Academic / Germany
18 AugustNathan Clifford / Lawyer / United States of America
21 DecemberAchille Vianelli / Academic / Italy
23 NovemberTheodore Dwight Weld / Author / United States of America
26 DecemberFriedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald / Author / Estonia
27 AugustEdward Beecher / Politician / United States of America
29 SeptemberMercator Cooper / Captain / United States of America
31 JulyJohn Ericsson / Engineer / United States of America

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