July 1903 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 2 AL/NL batting champ Ed Delahanty, disappears, found dead days later
  • 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 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 Amy Johnson, British pilot who was the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia, born in Kingston upon Hull, England (. 1941)
  • Jul 2 Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, (C) British PM (1963-64)
  • Jul 2 Olav AFEC of Schleswig-Holstein-S-G, King Olav V of Norway (1957-91)
  • Jul 6 Axel Theorell, Sweden, biochemist, studied enzymes (Nobel 1955)
  • Jul 10 John Wyndham P L B Harris, US, sci-fi author (Day of the Triffids)
  • Jul 11 Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (d. 1976)
  • Jul 13 Kenneth Clark, English art historian (d. 1983)
  • Jul 14 Irving Stone, US, author (Love is Eternal, Lust for Life)
  • Jul 15 Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian politician (d. 1975)
  • Jul 20 Jef van de Wiele, Belgian politician
  • Jul 21 Roy Neuberger, American financier
  • Jul 27 Michail Stasinopoulos, Greek politician (d. 2002)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 9 Alphonse Fran├žois Renard, Belgian geologist (b. 1842)
  • Jul 17 James A McNeill Whistler, US/British writer (Bride Tomorrow), dies at 69
  • Jul 20 Leo XIII, [Vincenzo G Pecci], Pope (1878-1903), dies at 93
  • Jul 22 Cassius Marcellus Clay, American emancipationist (b. 1810)
  • Jul 30 Servas Daems, [Peeter Klein], Flem writer (Wheelbarrows), dies at 65