On This Day

November 1803 in History

Events in History

  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • 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)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 5 Ch de Laclos, writer, dies
  • Nov 22 Bernardus Bosch, Dutch vicar and poet, dies at 57
  • Nov 25 Joseph Wilton, English sculptor (Westminster Abbey), dies at 83