August 1903 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 2 Unsuccessful uprising of Macedonians against Turkey
  • Aug 4 Cardinal Giuseppe Sarto of Venice elected Pope Pius X
  • 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
  • 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 23 6th Zionist Congres, Theodor Herzl declares Jewish state
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 1 Paul George Vincent O'Shaughnessy Horgan, novelist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 7 Louis Leakey, British anthropologist (1964 Richard Hooper Medal), born in Kabete, Kenya (d. 1972)

Archaeologist Louis Leakey
Louis Leakey
  • Aug 8 August Cool, Belgian union leader/minister of state
  • Aug 11 Michael Whalley Wickham, artist
  • Aug 12 Frances Clode, CEO (WRVS)
  • Aug 14 John Ringling North, circus director (Ringling Bros)
  • Aug 14 Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
  • Aug 19 James Gould Cozzens, US, novelist (1949 Pulitzer-Guard of Honor)
  • Aug 22 René Wellek, writer (Concepts of Criticism), Vienna, Austria
  • Aug 23 Mauritius van Haegendoren, Flemish historian/senator
  • Aug 23 William Primrose, violist (Method for Violin & Viola), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Aug 24 Karl Hanke, Nazi official (d. 1945)
  • Aug 25 Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian/US psycho-analyst (Uses of Enchantment)
  • Aug 25 Arpad Elo, American chess writer (d. 1992)
  • Aug 27 Xavier Villaurrutia, Mexican poet (Nocturno de los Angeles)
  • Aug 29 Ernst Kreuder, German writer (The Attic Pretenders), born in Zeitz (d. 1972)
  • Aug 29 Olive Ann Beech, aircraft industry executive
  • Aug 31 Vladimir Jankélévitch, French philosopher (d. 1985)

Deaths in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 1 Calamity Jane [Martha Jane Canary], American frontierswoman, dies at 51

Frontierswoman Calamity Jane
Calamity Jane
  • Aug 2 Edmond Nocard, French veterinarian (b. 1850)
  • Aug 11 Eugenio Maria de Hostos, Puerto Rican educator and nationalist (b. 1839)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 22 Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1885-86, 1886-92 and 1895-1902), dies at 73

British Prime Minister Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
British Prime Minister
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
  • Aug 23 Paul J C Gabriel, Dutch water colors painter/etcher, dies at 75

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Aug 28 Frederick Law Olmsted, American writer and landscape architect (designed Central Park), dies at 81

Landscape Architect and Writer Frederick Law Olmsted
Landscape Architect and Writer
Frederick Law Olmsted
  • Aug 30 Vincente F Lopez, historian (Historia the Chile), dies at 87