October 1803 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 20 US Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase
  • Oct 21 English scientist John Dalton reads his paper on the absorption of gases by water to the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Soc - 1st outline of his atomic theory

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 3 John Gorrie, inventor (cold-air process of refrigeration)
  • Oct 6 Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, Prussian physicist and meteorologist, born in Legnica, Poland (d. 1879)
  • Oct 11 Albartus Telting, Frisian poet (Frisianch Jierboeckjen), born in Franeker, Netherlands (d. 1863)
  • Oct 21 George Wright, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Norwich, Vermont (d. 1865)
  • Oct 25 Maria van Ackere-Doolaeghe, Flemish poetess (Daisies)

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 2 Samuel Adams, US revolutionary (Boston Massacre-Tea Party) and politician, dies at 81

US Revolutionary Samuel Adams
US Revolutionary
Samuel Adams
  • Oct 8 Vittorio A Alfieri, Italian earl/writer (Filippo), dies at 54
  • Oct 26 Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, English politician, dies at 82