Historical Events in February 1803

  • Feb 4 William Dunlap adapts French melodrama "Voice of Nature"
  • Feb 5 English explorer George Bass and crew set sail from Sydney to Tahiti and Chile - they're never seen again
  • Feb 14 Apple parer patented by Moses Coats, Downington, Pennsylvania

Historic Event

Feb 14 Chief Justice John Marshall declares that any act of U.S. Congress that conflicts with the Constitution is void

  • Feb 19 US Congress accepts Ohio's constitution, statehood not ratified till 1953
  • Feb 24 US Supreme Court 1st rules a law unconstitutional (Marbury v Madison)
  • Feb 25 In the last significant act of the Holy Roman Empire, more than 100 German polities are abolished in a major internal reorganization
  • Feb 27 Great fire in Bombay, India