What Happened in April 1803

Historical Events

  • Apr 1 French law rules the use of intention

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 5 1st performance of Beethoven's 2nd Symphony in D

  • Apr 26 Meteorites fall in L'Aigle, France

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Apr 30 Chancellor Robert Livingston and James Monroe sign Louisiana Purchase Treaty in Paris at a cost of 15 million dollars, doubles the size of the USA

5th US President James Monroe
5th US President
James Monroe

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 2 Franz Paul Lachner, composer
  • 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
  • Apr 27 Alfred Julius Becher, composer

Person of interestJames Brooke

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)

Famous Deaths

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