April 1903 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 6 General railroad strike against "worgwetten" (anti-strike laws)
  • Apr 6 The Kishinev pogrom in Bessarabia begins, forcing tens of thousands of Jews to later seek refuge in Israel and the Western world.
  • Apr 6 In Holland, railroad and dock workers go out on strike, but the government passes anti-strike bills, calls out troops, and promptly ends the strike on the 13th April
  • Apr 14 Dr Harry Plotz discovers vaccine against typhoid (NYC)
  • Apr 22 American Power Boat Association forms
  • Apr 27 1st Highlander (Yankee) shut-out, Philadelphia A's win 6-0
  • Apr 27 Long Island's Jamaica Race Track opens
  • Apr 29 Limestone slides at Turtle Mountain kill 9 (Frank, Alberta)

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 2 Lionel Chevrier, Canadian politician (d. 1987)
  • Apr 3 Peter Huchel, German poet, born near Berlin (d. 1981)
  • Apr 6 Harold Edgerton, foremost high-speed photographer
  • Apr 9 Gregory Pincus, inventor (birth control pill) [or Nov 9]
  • Apr 9 Willem Pee, Belgian linguist
  • Apr 10 Clare Boothe Luce, US ambassador (to Vatican)
  • Apr 12 Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist/UN advisor (Nobel 1969)
  • Apr 15 Erich Arendt, writer [or Apr 16]
  • 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 Siegfried F Nadel, Austrian/British anthropologist (Black Byzantium)
  • Apr 25 Andrey Nikolayevich Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1987)
  • Apr 26 Geoffrey Worthington, Air vice-marshall
  • Apr 27 Frank Belknap Long, American writer (Rim of the Unknown)
  • Apr 27 Hans Walter Kosterliz, biochemist

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 28 Newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst (40) weds Millicent Veronica Willson (21) in New York City

Newspaper Publisher William Randolph Hearst
Newspaper Publisher
William Randolph Hearst

Deaths in History

  • Apr 11 Gemma Galgani, Italian saint, dies at 25
  • Apr 29 Paul du Chaillu, French explorer (b. 1835)
  • Apr 30 Emily Stowe, Canadian physician and suffragist (b.1831)