Historical Events in October 1903

  • 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)

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Oct 10 The Women's Social and Political Union was formed by Emmeline Pankhurst to fight for women's rights in Britain.

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  • 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