What Happened in 1903

Significant Events

  • Mar 13 Fall of the Sokoto Caliphate in Northern Nigeria, the British claim supremacy of over 500,000 square miles
  • Apr 14 Dr Harry Plotz discovers vaccine against typhoid (NYC)
  • Apr 22 Highlanders (Yankees) 1st game in New York at Hilltop Park vs Washington Senators, lose 3-1 before 11,950
  • Aug 17 Joe Pulitzer donates $1 million to Columbia University & begins the Pulitzer Prizes in America
  • Dec 17 The Wright Brothers make the first sustained motorized aircraft flight at 10:35 AM, piloted by Orville Wright at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
  • Dec 29 French Equatorial Africa separates into Gabon, Chad & Ubangi-Shari
More Historical Events

Did You Know?

1st Teddy Bear introduced in America, made by Morris & Rose Michtom

On February 15, 1903


World Leaders in 1903

Famous People in 1903

Would You Believe?

Topsy the elephant is electrocuted by her owners at Luna Park, Coney Island and filmed by Edison Manufacturing movie company

On January 4, 1903

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