November 1903 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 2 Lyceum Theater (New Lyceum) opens at 149 W 45th St NYC
  • Nov 2 New Amsterdam Theater opens at 214 W 42nd St NYC
  • Nov 3 Colombia grants independence to Panama
  • Nov 3 Giovanni Giolitti becomes Permier of Italy; a progressive liberal, he will hold his post through most of the next decade and introduce social, agrarian and labor reforms
  • Nov 4 Panama and Colombia wake up to news that the insurrectionists have declared an independent Republic of Panama
  • Nov 6 USA recognizes independence of Panama
  • Nov 17 Dahomey (Benin) becomes a French protectorate.
  • Nov 17 In the Treaty of Petropolis, Bolivia cedes the territory of Arce to Brazil; Bolivia gains rail and water outlets in the east
  • Nov 18 Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty gives US exclusive canal rights in Panama
  • Nov 19 Carrie Nation attempts to address Senate

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 22 Franklin Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt are engaged

US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
US First Lady
Eleanor Roosevelt
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Nov 23 Colorado Governor James Peabody sends the state militia into the town of Cripple Creek to break up a miners' strike.
  • Nov 24 Clyde Coleman of NYC patents automobile electric starter
  • Nov 24 George Ade's "County Chairman" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 1 Gerard "Ge" Nabrink, Dutch anarchist/co-founder (NVSH)
  • Nov 1 Jean Tardieu, French dramatist, born in St Germain de Joux (d. 1995)
  • Nov 1 Edward "Carji" Greeves, Australian rules footballer (d. 1963)
  • Nov 3 Walker Evans, US, photographer (Fortune Magazine)
  • Nov 7 Albert Helman, [Lou Lichtveld], Suriname politician/novelist
  • Nov 7 Konrad Lorenz, zoologist/ethologist (Man & His Ideas, Nobel 1973)
  • Nov 7 Lodewijk AM "Lou" Lichtveld, [Albert Helman], Suriname author
  • Nov 9 Gregory Pincus, inventor (birth control pill) [or Apr 9]
  • Nov 9 Leon-Etienne Duval, archbishop/Cardinal
  • Nov 11 Charles Bruce Perry, professor of medicine
  • Nov 11 Thomas Edward Allibone, Sheffield South Yorkshire, English Physicist (Manhattan Project, high-voltage particle acceleration)
  • Nov 19 Fritz Schmidt, German street photographer
  • Nov 20 Ishtiaq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani historian and educationist (d. 1981)
  • Nov 22 Herbert Sally Frankel, economist
  • Nov 25 Martin Soames, traveller
  • Nov 30 Germaine Emilie Madame Gres Krebs, haute Couturist

Deaths in History

  • Nov 1 Theodor Mommsen, German historian and scholar (Nobel 1902), dies at 85
  • Nov 13 Wilhelm von Polenz, German author (Country of Zukunft), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 13 Camille Pissarro, French Impressionist painter (b. 1830)


Nov 20 Tom Horn, American gunfighter and outlaw, hanged to death at 42

Old West Lawman, Outlaw and Bounty Hunter Tom Horn
Old West Lawman, Outlaw and Bounty Hunter
Tom Horn