On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 1803

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

English scientist John Dalton reads his paper on the absorption of gases by water to the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Soc - 1st outline of his atomic theory

Chemist, Physicist and Meteorologist John Dalton
Chemist, Physicist and Meteorologist
John Dalton

Famous Birthdays

  • George Wright, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Norwich, Vermont (d. 1865)
1803 Highlights

About October 21, 1803

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 216 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra