What Happened in 1903 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 199 of 199

  • Jun 27 9th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 307 at Baltusrol GC NJ
  • Jun 27 17th U.S. Women's National Championship: Elisabeth Moore beats Marion Jones (7-5, 8-6)
  • Jun 29 British government protests against abuses in Belgian Congo
  • Jul 1 1st Tour de France bicycle race begins
  • Jul 1 20th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats E Larcombe (4-6 6-4 6-2)
  • Jul 1 27th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats Frank Riseley (7-5 6-3 6-0)
  • Jul 2 AL/NL batting champ Ed Delahanty, disappears, found dead days later
  • Jul 2 Pitcher Jack Doscher, 1 son of a major leaguer debuts with Cubs
  • Jul 4 Pacific Cable (SF, Hawaii, Guam, Phil) opens, Pres TR sends message
  • Jul 6 George Wyman arrives in NYC by motorcycle 51 days out of SF
  • Jul 17 The Russian Social Democratic Workers Party meets, first in Brussels and then London because their leaders have been forced into exile by the Russian Government
  • Jul 19 1st Tour de France won by Maurice Garin of France
  • Jul 20 Giuseppe Sarto elected Pope Pius X, known as the 'pope of the poor and humble'
  • Jul 25 Castle on top of Telegraph Hil, San Francisco closes
  • Jul 26 1st automobile trip across the United States (SF-NY) completed by Horatio Nelson Jackson and Sewall K. Crocker
  • Aug 2 Unsuccessful uprising of Macedonians against Turkey
  • Aug 4 Cardinal Giuseppe Sarto of Venice elected Pope Pius X
  • Aug 8 3rd Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Boston (4-1)
  • Aug 8 In 11th an old black ball is put into play against Cleve, Tigers' Nap Lajoie protests ignored, he hurls ball out of park & forfeits game
  • Aug 12 The Japanese Minister to Russia presents a note to the Russian Government protesting against its failure to evacuate Manchuria

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Aug 14 James J Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • Aug 15 New Zealand's All Blacks play their first Rugby Test Match against Australia's Wallabies at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney; New Zealand win 22-3
  • Aug 16 Tigers play a home game in Toledo Ohio, Yanks win 12-8
  • Aug 17 Joe Pulitzer donates $1 million to Columbia University & begins the Pulitzer Prizes in America
  • Aug 19 Philadelphia Phillies suffer record 9th straight postponed game
  • Aug 23 6th Zionist Congres, Theodor Herzl declares Jewish state
  • Aug 26 Phillies walk 17 Dodgers in a game
  • Aug 26 23rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Laurence Doherty beats William Larned (6-0, 6-3, 10-8)
  • Aug 29 The Finance Minister, Count Witte, is dismissed in what is seen as a victory for those in Russia who want their country to expand into Manchuria and Korea in defiance of the Japanese
  • Aug 31 Joe McGinnity wins his 3rd doubleheader of month
  • Sep 3 Resolute beats Shamrock III (England) in 13th America's Cup
  • Sep 6 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Creeping Man" (BG)
  • Sep 7 Federation of American Motorcyclists organized in NY
  • Sep 9 6 km long Engadin-railroad tunnel in Switzerland inaugurated
  • Sep 11 The first race at The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin is held. It is the oldest major speedway in the world.
  • Sep 14 NY Giant Red Ames no-hits St Louis, 5-0 in a 5 inning game
  • Sep 15 Queen Wilhelmina calls railroad strikers "criminals"
  • Sep 17 Boston Pilgrims clinch AL pennant, beating Cleveland, 14-3
  • Sep 18 Phillies' Chick Fraser no-hits Chicago Cubs, 10-0
  • Sep 19 King Leopold II denies Belgian cruelty in Congo
  • Sep 21 First cowboy film "Kit Carson" premieres in US
  • Sep 22 Italo Marchiony granted patent for ice cream cone
  • Sep 24 Alfred Deakin succeeds Edmund Barton as Australia premier
  • Sep 24 Bill Bradley becomes 1st Cleveland baseball player (Cleveland Naps) to hit for cycle
  • Sep 27 Wreck of the Old 97, a train crash made famous by the song of the same name.
  • Sep 30 New Gresham's School officially opened by Field Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood.
  • Oct 1 1st baseball World Series, Pittsburgh Pirates vs Boston Pilgrims (Red Sox)
  • Oct 5 Sir Samuel Griffith is appointed the first Chief Justice of Australia and Sir Edmund Barton and Richard O'Connor are appointed as foundation justices.
  • Oct 6 The High Court of Australia sits for the first time.
  • Oct 8 J M Synge's "In the Shadow of the Glen" premieres in Dublin
  • Oct 9 11" (28.4 cm) rainfall in 24 hrs (NYC)
  • Oct 10 The Women's Social and Political Union was formed by Emmeline Pankhurst to fight for women's rights in Britain.
  • Oct 12 Lyric Theater opens at 213 W 42nd St NYC
  • Oct 13 Pilgrims beat Pirates 5 games to 3 in 1st World Series
  • Oct 13 Victor Herbert's "Babes in Toyland" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 16 Homel, 1st Jewish self defense organization founded in Russia
  • Oct 20 US wins disputed boundary between District of Alaska & Canada
  • Oct 23 8th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 18-6 in Montgomery
  • Oct 24 First trotter to run a mile under 2 minutes (Lou Dillon 1:58.1)
  • Oct 24 George Sutton becomes billards champion
  • Oct 26 Yerba Buena is first Key System ferry to cross San Francisco Bay
  • Oct 30 In violation of their promise to evacuate Manchuria, the Russian reoccupy Mukden and reinforce their troops in Manchuria
  • Nov 2 Lyceum Theater (New Lyceum) opens at 149 W 45th St NYC
  • Nov 2 New Amsterdam Theater opens at 214 W 42nd St NYC
  • Nov 3 Colombia grants independence to Panama
  • Nov 3 Giovanni Giolitti becomes Permier of Italy; a progressive liberal, he will hold his post through most of the next decade and introduce social, agrarian and labor reforms
  • Nov 4 Panama and Colombia wake up to news that the insurrectionists have declared an independent Republic of Panama
  • Nov 6 USA recognizes independence of Panama
  • Nov 15 Eugen d'Albert's opera "Tiefland" premieres in Prague
  • Nov 16 V Herbert & H Smith' musical "Babette" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 17 Dahomey (Benin) becomes a French protectorate.
  • Nov 17 In the Treaty of Petropolis, Bolivia cedes the territory of Arce to Brazil; Bolivia gains rail and water outlets in the east
  • Nov 18 Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty gives US exclusive canal rights in Panama
  • Nov 19 Carrie Nation attempts to address Senate

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Nov 22 Franklin Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt are engaged

US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
US First Lady
Eleanor Roosevelt
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Nov 23 Enrico Caruso US debut (Metropolitan Opera House, NY) in "Rigoletto"
  • Nov 23 Colorado Governor James Peabody sends the state militia into the town of Cripple Creek to break up a miners' strike.
  • Nov 24 Clyde Coleman of NYC patents automobile electric starter
  • Nov 24 George Ade's "County Chairman" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 27 Opera "Die Heugierigen Frauen" is produced (Munich)
  • Dec 1 "The Great Train Robbery", the 1st Western film, released
  • Dec 3 Panglima Polim surrenders to Capt Colijn at Atjeh
  • Dec 6 Sumatra Atjehs guerilla leader Panglima Polim surrenders
  • Dec 9 Norwegian parliament votes unanimiously for female suffrage

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Dec 10 Nobel for physics awarded to Pierre and Marie Curie

Physicist Marie Curie
Marie Curie
  • Dec 11 British forces under MacDonald & Younghusband march into Tibet
  • Dec 12 Roger Casement completes report about abuses in Belgian Congo
  • Dec 13 Italo Marcioni patents ice cream cone mound (NJ)
  • Dec 14 Reg Foster completes 287 England v Australia on Test Cricket debut
  • Dec 14 The Wright brothers attempt to fly the Wright Flyer for the first time at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
  • Dec 16 Majestic Theater, NYC, becomes 1st in US to employ women ushers
  • Dec 16 The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower hotel opens its doors to guests for the first time

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Dec 17 The Wright Brothers make their first sustained motorized aircraft flight at 10:35 AM, piloted by Orville Wright at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

  • Dec 19 Williamsburg suspension bridge opens between Brooklyn & Manhattan
  • Dec 27 "Sweet Adaline", a barbershop quartet favorite, is first sung
  • Dec 28 Clyde Fitch's "Glad of It" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 29 French Equatorial Africa separates into Gabon, Chad & Ubangi-Shari
  • Dec 30 Electric arc lamp sets fire to Iroquois theater in Chicago leaving 602 dead in one of the deadliest blazes in American history
  • Dec 30 American Political Science Association founded at New Orleans

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 408

  • Mar 11 Lawrence Welk, Strasburg ND, orchestra leader (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • Mar 11 Ronald Syme, New Zealand classicist and historian (d. 1989)
  • Mar 14 Molla Mustafa Barzani, Iran, Kurd leader (KDP)
  • Mar 14 Adolph Gottlieb American painter (d. 1974)
  • Mar 16 Mike Mansfield, (Sen-D-Mont) majority whip
  • Mar 16 Morgan Conway, actor (Dick Tracy)
  • Mar 16 Nikolai Lopatnikoff, Revel Estonia, composer (Variaioni Concertanto)
  • Mar 19 Benjamin M Telders, president of Dutch Liberal States Party
  • Mar 19 James Bullock, colliery manager
  • Mar 20 Vincent Richards, hall of fame tennis pro (elected 1961)
  • Mar 22 James S Russell, US pilot/admiral (WW II Pacific Ocean)
  • Mar 22 Jochen Klepper, writer
  • Mar 24 Adolph F J Butenandt, German bio-chemist (Nobel 1939)
  • Mar 24 John Patrick Sutton Ludlow, actor (Agatha)
  • Mar 24 Malcolm Muggeridge, English writer (Observer of Life)
  • Mar 25 Frankie Carle, Providence RI, orchestra leader (Golden Touch)
  • Mar 25 Binnie Barnes, actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers), born in London, England (d. 1998)
  • Mar 25 Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (d. 1990)
  • Mar 27 Walt Kiesling, NFL guard/coach (HOF)
  • Mar 28 Rudolf Serkin, Eger Bohemia, pianist (Marlboro Sch of Music)
  • Mar 28 Charles Starrett, American actor (d. 1986)
  • Mar 30 Sol C Siegel, US, producer (High Society, Gentlemen prefer blondes)
  • Mar 30 Joy Ridderhof, American missionary (d. 1984)
  • Apr 2 Lionel Chevrier, Canadian politician (d. 1987)
  • Apr 3 Peter Huchel, German poet, born near Berlin (d. 1981)
  • Apr 5 Thomas Baron Pitfield, composer
  • Apr 6 Harold Edgerton, foremost high-speed photographer
  • Apr 6 Mickey Cochrane, baseball hall of fame catcher (.320 avg)
  • Apr 8 Ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 9 Gregory Pincus, inventor (birth control pill) [or Nov 9]
  • Apr 9 Ward Bond, actor (Seth-Wagon Trains), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Apr 9 Willem Pee, Belgian linguist
  • Apr 10 Clare Boothe Luce, US ambassador (to Vatican)
  • Apr 10 Nick Stuart, Romania, bandleader
  • Apr 12 Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist/UN advisor (Nobel 1969)
  • Apr 13 Rex Evans, actor (Frankenstein meets the Wolfman, Zara, Matchmaker)
  • Apr 15 Erich Arendt, writer [or Apr 16]
  • Apr 15 John Williams, England, actor (Niles-Family Affair, Dial M for Murder)
  • Apr 17 Gregor Piatigorsky, Ekaterinoslav Russia, cellist (or 4/20)
  • Apr 17 Nicolas Nabokov, Near Lubcha Minsk Russia, composer (Holy Devil)
  • Apr 17 Morgan Taylor, American athlete (d. 1975)
  • Apr 18 Leonid Kinskey, St Petersburg Russia, actor (Casablanca)
  • Apr 18 Yury Sergeyevich Milyutin, composer
  • Apr 19 Eliot Ness, US Federal agent "The Untouchables" (put away Al Capone), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1957)
  • Apr 20 Dagmar Edqvist, Swedish author (Kamrathustru-Wife & Comrade)
  • Apr 21 Hans Hedtoft, premier Denmark (1947..55)
  • Apr 23 Guy Simonds, youngest general officer in the Canadian army (d 1974)
  • Apr 24 Jose A Primo de Rivera y Saenz de Heredia, founder (Spanish Falange)
  • Apr 24 Mike Michalske, NFL guard (NY Yankees, Green Bay Packers)
  • Apr 24 Siegfried F Nadel, Austrian/British anthropologist (Black Byzantium)
  • Apr 25 Camilla Horn, actress (Rebus, Vertigine, Polterabend, Matinee Idol)
  • Apr 25 Carl Gustav Sparre Olsen, composer
  • Apr 25 Andrey Nikolayevich Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1987)
  • Apr 26 Geoffrey Worthington, Air vice-marshall
  • Apr 26 Niven Busch, US screenwriter (Postman Always Rings Twice)
  • Apr 27 Frank Belknap Long, American writer (Rim of the Unknown)
  • Apr 27 Hans Walter Kosterliz, biochemist
  • Apr 29 Frank Parker, singer (Arthur Godfrey Show, Masquerade Party), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 30 Gunther AR Raphael, German composer (Symphony Breve)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 2 Benjamin Spock, American pediatrician (Common Sense Book of Baby Care), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1998)

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Benjamin Spock
  • May 2 Oivin Fjeldstad, composer

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May 3 Bing Crosby, American actor and singer (White Christmas, Going My Way), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1977)

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • May 4 Luther Adler, actor (Dr Bernard Altman-Psychiatrist), born in NYC, New York
  • May 5 James Beard, US, culinary expert/author (Delights & Prejudices)
  • May 6 Toots Shor, New York restaurateur (d. 1977)
  • May 7 Basil Nield, judge/politician
  • May 8 Fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday)
  • May 8 Joseph Desire Fernandel, Marseilles France, comedian (Grand Chef)
  • May 9 Walter Dehmel, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 1960)
  • May 10 Kay Petre, early racing driver
  • May 10 Otto Bradfisch, Nazi leader (d. 1994)
  • May 11 Charlie Gehringer, Detroit Tigers' 2nd baseman (1924-42)
  • May 12 Lennox R F Berkeley, British composer (Castaway)
  • May 12 Wilfrid Hyde-White, England, actor (My Fair Lady, Peyton Place)
  • May 13 Alfred Pugsley, civil engineer
  • May 13 Paul Page, actor (Girl From Havana, Moth), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • May 14 Billie Dove, American actress (d. 1997)
  • May 15 Anny Ondra, Czechoslovakia, actress (Blackmail, Manxman)
  • May 15 Maria Reiche, German-born mathematician and archaeologist (d. 1998)
  • May 17 Douglas Packard, British Lt General

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 17 James "Cool Papa" Bell, American baseball center fielder in Negro league baseball, considered by many to have been one of the fastest men ever to play the game, born in Starkville, Mississippi (d. 1991)

Baseball player Cool Papa Bell
Baseball player
Cool Papa Bell
  • May 18 George E Stone, Lodz Poland, actor (Viva Villa, Last Mile)
  • May 20 Jerzy Fitelberg, composer
  • May 21 Ali Sastroamidjojo, Indonesian attorney/minister/premier (1953..7)
  • May 21 Manly Wade Wellman, Angola, sci-fi author (After Dark, Devil's Planet)
  • May 21 Pedro Aramburu, president Argentina
  • May 22 Yves Rocard, French physicist (d. 1992)
  • May 23 Walter Reisch, US, screenwriter (Ninotchka, Gaslight, Titanic)
  • May 24 Aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth)
  • May 24 Hilding Hallnas, composer
  • May 26 Estes Kefauver, (Sen-D-Tn)
  • May 28 Gaston Duribreux, Flemish writer (Golden Sail)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 29 Bob Hope [Leslie Townes Hope], British born American entertainer, born in London, England (d. 2003)

Entertainer Bob Hope
Bob Hope
  • May 30 Countee Cullen, Balt Md, African American poet of the Harlem Renaissance (Black Christ & Other Poems)
  • May 30 Ray Howard-Jones, artist
  • Jun 1 Percy William Whitlock, composer
  • Jun 1 Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky C.Ss.R Bishop and Martyr (d. 1973)
  • Jun 3 Eddie Acuff, American actor (Guns of the Pecos, Phantom Creeps, Outer Gate), (d. 1956)
  • Jun 6 Aram Il'yich Khachaturian, Tiflis Georgia, musician/composer (Gayane)
  • Jun 8 Gerrit C Berkouwer, Dutch theologist (Dogmatic Studies)

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