Historical Events in February 1803

  • Feb 4 William Dunlap adapts French melodrama "Voice of Nature"
  • Feb 14 Apple parer patented by Moses Coats, Downington, Penn

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Feb 14 Chief Justice John Marshall declares that any act of U.S. Congress that conflicts with the Constitution is void.

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States John Marshall
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
John Marshall
  • Feb 19 US Congress accepts Ohio's constitution, statehood not ratified till 1953
  • Feb 24 US Supreme Court 1st rules a law unconstitutional (Marbury v Madison)
  • Feb 25 1,800 sovereign German states unite into 60 states
  • Feb 27 Great fire in Bombay, India