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 SeptemberPrudence Crandall / Educator / United States of America
03 AugustJoseph Paxton / Architect / United Kingdom
12 MayJustus von Liebig / Academic / Germany
13 AugustVladimir Odoyevsky / Philosopher / Russia
18 AugustNathan Clifford / Lawyer / United States of America
21 DecemberAchille Vianelli / Academic / Italy
23 NovemberTheodore Dwight Weld / Author / United States of America
24 March Egerton Ryerson / Educator / Canada
24 JulyAdolphe Adam / Composer / France
26 OctoberJoseph Hansom / Publisher / United Kingdom
27 AugustEdward Beecher / Politician / United States of America
27 SeptemberSamuel Francis Du Pont / Admiral / United States of America
27 DecemberFrançois-Marie-Thomas Chevalier de Lorimier / Activist / Canada
28 SeptemberProsper Mérimée / Historian / France
29 JuneJohn Newton Brown / Author / United States of America
29 SeptemberMercator Cooper / Captain / United States of America
29 SeptemberJacques Charles François Sturm / Mathematician / France
29 NovemberChristian Doppler / Mathematician / Austria
30 JuneThomas Lovell Beddoes / Poet / United Kingdom

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