Historical Events in March 1903

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Mar 2 Martha Washington Hotel, catering to women only, opens in NYC

1st US First Lady Martha Washington
1st US First Lady
Martha Washington
  • Mar 3 North Carolina becomes 1st state requiring registration of nurses
  • Mar 5 Definitive treaty for construction of Baghdad railway drawn up
  • Mar 10 Harry Gammeter, Cleveland, patents multigraph duplicating machine
  • Mar 10 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Montreal AAA in 2 games
  • Mar 12 NY Highlanders (Yankees) approved as members of AL
  • Mar 13 Fall of the Sokoto Caliphate in Northern Nigeria, the British claim supremacy of over 500,000 square miles
  • Mar 14 1st national bird reservation established in Sebastian, FL
  • Mar 14 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Rat Portage Thisles in 2 games
  • Mar 14 WB Yeats & Lady Gregory's "Hour-glass" premieres in Dublin
  • Mar 18 Following through on its attacks on Roman Catholic institutions, the French Government dissolves the Catholic religious orders
  • Mar 22 NY Highlanders (Yankees) tickets 1st go on sale
  • Mar 22 Niagera Falls runs out of water because of a drought

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Mar 22 US Anthracite Coal Commission, set up by President Theodore Roosevelt, submits its recommendations for shorter hours, a 10-per cent wage increase, and an 'open shop'

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Mar 23 Wright brothers obtain airplane patent
  • Mar 25 Racing Club de Avellaneda, one of the big five of Argentina, is founded.
  • Mar 26 American Hotel opens in Amsterdam
  • Mar 27 65th Grand National: Percy Woodland aboard Drumcree wins
  • Mar 31 Richard Pearse flies monoplane several hundred yards (NZ)