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 to the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Soc - 1st outline of his atomic theory
  • Oct 23 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

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 3 John Gorrie, inventor (cold-air process of refrigeration)
  • Oct 6 Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, German physicist (d. 1879)
  • Oct 11 Albartus Telting, Frisian poet (Frisianch Jierboeckjen)
  • Oct 21 George Wright, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1865)
  • Oct 25 Maria van Ackere-Doolaeghe, Flemish poetess (Daisies)

Deaths in History

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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 (b. 1721)