January 1803 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 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 11 Monroe & Livingston sail for Paris to buy New Orleans; they buy La

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 2 Gugliemo Libri, [della Somaia], Ital/Fren mathematician/book collector
  • Jan 3 Douglas William Jerrold, author/playwright/wit (Punch Mag), born in London, England
  • Jan 9 Christopher Gustavus Memminger, Secy Treas (Confederacy) (d. 1888)
  • Jan 15 Marjory Fleming, Scottish writer and poet (d. 1811)
  • Jan 29 James Outram, Bulterley Hall Derbyshire, general

Deaths in History

  • Jan 18 Ippolit Bogdanovich, Russian poet (b. 1743)
  • Jan 23 Arthur Guinness, Irish brewer (b. 1725)