April 1803 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 1 French law rules the use of intention
  • Apr 26 Meteorites fall in L'Aigle, France
  • Apr 30 US doubles in size through Louisiana Purchase ($15 million)

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 7 Flora Tristan, French writer and social activist, born in Paris (d. 1844)
  • Apr 7 James Curtiss, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1859)
  • Apr 14 Friedrich von Amerling, Austrian painter
  • Apr 18 Charles F Pahud de Montagnes, gov-gen of Neth East Indies (1856-61)
  • Apr 21 Levin Minn Powell, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1885)
  • Apr 23 Jules J baron d'Anethan, Belgian minister of Justice

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 29 James Brooke, British adventurer and 1st Rajah of Sarawak (1841-68), born in Bandel, near Calcutta, Bengal, British India (d. 1868)

1st White Rajah of Sarawak James Brooke
1st White Rajah of Sarawak
James Brooke
  • Apr 30 Albrecht Graf von Roon, Prime Minister of Prussia (d. 1879)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 2 Hieronymus van Alphen, Dutch attorney/poet (church hymns), dies at 56
  • Apr 7 [Francois D] Toussaint L'Ouverture/Haitian revolutionary, dies