On This Day

What Happened in November 1803

Historical Events

  • Nov 18 Battle of Vertieres, in which Haitians defeat French
  • Nov 29 Dessalines & Christophe declare St Domingue (Haiti) independent
  • Nov 30 Spain cedes her claims to Louisiana Territory to France

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 14 Jacob Abbott, American writer (d. 1879)
  • Nov 18 Cornelis Broere, Dutch Roman Catholic priest and poet, born in Amsterdam (d. 1860)

Person of interestChristian Doppler

Nov 29 Christian Doppler, Austrian physicist (Doppler effect), born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1853)

  • Nov 29 Gottfried Semper, German architect (d. 1879)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 3 Henri Moreau, Flemish composer, dies at 75
  • Nov 5 Ch de Laclos, writer, dies
  • Nov 22 Bernardus Bosch, Dutch vicar and poet, dies at 57
  • Nov 23 Roger Newdigate, British politician (sat in the House of Commons 1742-80), dies at 87
  • Nov 25 Joseph Wilton, English sculptor (Westminster Abbey), dies at 83