On This Day

September 1803 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 23 Battle of Assaye: British-Indian forces beat Maratha Army

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Jacobus T Abels, Dutch painter
  • Sep 3 Prudence Crandall, American educator and founder of School for "young ladies of colour", born in Hopkinton, Rhode Island (d. 1890)
  • Sep 4 Sarah Childress Polk, Wife of the 11th President of the United States, James K. Polk (1845-1849), born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee (d. 1891)
  • Sep 19 Maria Anna of Savoy, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, born in Palazzo Colonna, Rome, Papal States (d. 1884)
  • Sep 27 Samuel Francis DuPont, American Rear Admiral (Union Navy), born in Bayonne, New Jersey (d. 1865)
  • Sep 28 Prosper Mérimée, French author (Carmen), born in Paris (d. 1870)
  • Sep 29 Charles-Francois Sturm, French mathematician (Sturm's Theorem)
  • Sep 29 Mercator Cooper, American sea captain (d. 1872)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 13 John Barry, 1st American commodore, dies
  • Sep 15 Gian Francesco Albani, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1719)
  • Sep 16 Nicolas Baudin, French explorer (b. 1754)
  • Sep 20 Robert Emmet, Irish nationalist, executed