What Happened in July 1803

Historical Events

  • Jul 4 The Louisiana Purchase is announced to the American people
  • Jul 5 The convention of Artlenburg leads to the French occupation of Hanover (which had been ruled by the British king).
  • Jul 23 Robert Emmett leads rebellion in Dublin
  • Jul 26 The Surrey Iron Railway, arguably the world's first public railway, opens in south London.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 12 Peter Chanel, French priest and saint (d. 1841)
  • Jul 20 Jakob Zeugheer, composer
  • Jul 23 Johann Vesque von Puttlingen, composer
  • Jul 24 Alexander Jackson Davis, US, architect (gothic revivalist)
  • Jul 31 John Ericsson, US, inventor (screw propeller)/shipbuilder-USS Monitor

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 5 William Jackson, (Jackson of Exeter), English composer and organist, dies at 73
  • Jul 14 Esteban Salas y Castro, composer, dies
  • Jul 23 Arthur Wolfe, 1st viscount Kilwarden/Chief Justice of Ireld, murdered