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
02 February Albert Sidney Johnston / General / United States of America
03 January Douglas William Jerrold / Journalist / United Kingdom
03 SeptemberPrudence Crandall / Educator / United States of America
03 AugustJoseph Paxton / Architect / United Kingdom
05 JulyGeorge Borrow / Writer / Britain
05 DecemberFyodor Tyutchev / Poet / Russia
07 AprilJames Curtiss / Politician / United States of America
07 AprilFlora Tristan / Activist / France
11 OctoberGregor von Helmersen / General / Estonia
12 JulyPeter Chanel / Priest / France
23 NovemberTheodore Dwight Weld / Author / United States of America
24 JulyAdolphe Adam / Composer / France
24 March Egerton Ryerson / Educator / Canada
25 MayRalph Waldo Emerson / Poet / United States of America
27 AugustEdward Beecher / Politician / United States of America
28 SeptemberProsper Mérimée / Historian / France
29 NovemberChristian Doppler / Mathematician / Austria
29 NovemberGottfried Semper / Academic / Germany
30 JuneThomas Lovell Beddoes / Poet / United Kingdom
30 AprilAlbrecht von Roon / Politician / Russia

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