Historical Events for Year 1803

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Jan 1st - Emperor Gia Long orders all bronze wares of the Tây Sơn Dynasty to be collected and melted into nine cannons for the Royal Citadel in Huế, Vietnam.
Jan 11th - Monroe & Livingston sail for Paris to buy New Orleans; they buy La
Feb 4th - William Dunlap adapts French melodrama "Voice of Nature"
Feb 14th - Apple parer patented by Moses Coats, Downington, Penn
Feb 14th - Chief Justice John Marshall declares that any act of U.S. Congress that conflicts with the Constitution is void.
Feb 19th - US Congress accepts Ohio's constitution, statehood not ratified till 1953
Feb 24th - US Supreme Court 1st rules a law unconstitutional (Marbury v Madison)
Feb 25th - 1,800 sovereign German states unite into 60 states
Feb 27th - Great fire in Bombay, India
Mar 1st - Ohio becomes 17th state
Mar 3rd - 1st impeachment trial of a US federal judge, John Pickering, begins
Mar 3rd - Colégio Militar is founded in Portugal by Colonel Teixeira Rebello.
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States John MarshallChief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States John Marshall Mar 19th - Friedrich Schiller's "Die Braut von Messina" premieres in Weimar
Apr 1st - French law rules the use of intention
Apr 5th - 1st performance of Beethoven's 2nd Symphony in D
Apr 26th - Meteorites fall in L'Aigle, France
Apr 30th - US doubles in size through Louisiana Purchase ($15 million)
May 16th - Peace of Amiens ends
May 17th - John Hawkins & Richard French patent the Reaping Machine
May 18th - Britain declares war on France after Napoleon Bonaparte continues interfering in Italy & Switzerland
May 22nd - 1st public library opens (Connecticut)
Jul 4th - The Louisiana Purchase is announced to the American people.
Jul 5th - The convention of Artlenburg leads to the French occupation of Hanover (which had been ruled by the British king).
Jul 23rd - Robert Emmett leads rebellion in Dublin
Jul 26th - The Surrey Iron Railway, arguably the world's first public railway, opens in south London.
French Emperor Napoléon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte Aug 9th - 1st horses arrive in Hawaii
Aug 9th - Robert Fulton tests his steam paddle-boat on the River Seine, France
Sep 23rd - Battle of Assaye: British-Indian forces beat Maratha Army
Oct 20th - US Senate ratifies Louisiana Purchase
Oct 21st - English scientist John Dalton reads his paper on the absorption of gases to the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Soc - 1st outline of his atomic theory
Oct 23rd - English physicist John Dalton reads his essay on the absorption of gases by water and presents a series of atomic weights for 21 simple and compound elements at a meeting of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society
Nov 18th - Battle of Vertieres, in which Haitians defeat French
Nov 29th - Dessalines & Christophe declare St Domingue (Haiti) independent
Nov 30th - Spain cedes her claims to Louisiana Territory to France
Dec 20th - French flag lowered in New Orleans to mark formal transfer of Louisiana Purchase from France to US for $27M

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