On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1803

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Senate approves Thomas Jefferson's nomination of James Monroe and Robert Livingstone to negotiate purchase of New Orleans from France

5th US President James Monroe
5th US President
James Monroe
3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson

1803 Highlights

About January 12, 1803

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 218 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn