What Happened in August 1803

Historical Events

  • Aug 9 1st horses arrive in Hawaii

Historic Event

Aug 9 Robert Fulton tests his steam paddle-boat on the River Seine, France, but it sinks

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 3 Joseph Paxton, English landscape architect (Crystal Palace), born in Milton Bryan, Bedfordshire (d. 1865)
  • Aug 13 Vladimir Odoevsky, Russian philosopher & writer, born in Moscow (d. 1869)
  • Aug 15 James Douglas 'The Father of British Columbia' British Columbian fur trader and politician (1st Governor of British Columbia 1858-64), born in Demerara, Guyana (d. 1877)
  • Aug 18 Nathan Clifford, American statesman, diplomat, and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1881)
  • Aug 25 Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duque de Caxias and Brazilian military leader, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1880)
  • Aug 27 Edward Beecher, American theologian, born in East Hampton, New York (d. 1895)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 18 James Beattie, Scottish poet and philosopher (Essay on Truth), dies at 67
  • Aug 28 Charles L Fournier, Flemish writer and painter, dies