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
03 January Douglas William Jerrold / Journalist / United Kingdom
05 OctoberFriedrich Bernhard Westphal / Painter / Denmark
05 DecemberFyodor Tyutchev / Poet / Russia
05 JulyGeorge Borrow / Writer / Britain
06 January Henri Herz / Pianist / Austria
06 OctoberHeinrich Wilhelm Dove / Physicist / Germany
12 JulyPeter Chanel / Priest / France
15 January Marjorie Fleming / Poet / Scotland
18 AugustNathan Clifford / Lawyer / United States of America
21 DecemberAchille Vianelli / Academic / Italy
24 March Egerton Ryerson / Educator / Canada
24 JulyAdolphe Adam / Composer / France
25 MayEdward Bulwer-Lytton / Author / United Kingdom
26 OctoberJoseph Hansom / Publisher / United Kingdom
27 DecemberFrançois-Marie-Thomas Chevalier de Lorimier / Activist / Canada
29 NovemberChristian Doppler / Mathematician / Austria
29 NovemberGottfried Semper / Academic / Germany
30 JuneThomas Lovell Beddoes / Poet / United Kingdom
31 JulyJohn Ericsson / Engineer / United States of America

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