September 1903 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 6 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Creeping Man" (BG)
  • Sep 9 6 km long Engadin-railroad tunnel in Switzerland inaugurated
  • Sep 11 The first race at The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin is held. It is the oldest major speedway in the world.
  • Sep 14 NY Giant Red Ames no-hits St Louis, 5-0 in a 5 inning game
  • Sep 15 Queen Wilhelmina calls railroad strikers "criminals"
  • Sep 17 Boston Pilgrims clinch AL pennant, beating Cleveland, 14-3
  • Sep 19 King Leopold II denies Belgian cruelty in Congo
  • Sep 21 First cowboy film "Kit Carson" premieres in US
  • Sep 22 Italo Marchiony granted patent for ice cream cone
  • Sep 24 Alfred Deakin succeeds Edmund Barton as Australia premier
  • Sep 27 Wreck of the Old 97, a train crash made famous by the song of the same name.
  • Sep 30 New Gresham's School officially opened by Field Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood.

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 3 Willem Kooiman, Dutch theologist/church historian
  • Sep 9 Phyllis Whitney, American writer (d. 2008)
  • Sep 11 Theodor Adorno, German philosopher/sociologist
  • Sep 22 Joseph Valachi, American gangster (d. 1971)
  • Sep 25 Olive Ann Beech, American businesswoman (Co-Founder of Beech Aircraft Company), born in Waverly, Kansas (d. 1993)
  • Sep 25 John Everett Allen, US businessman
  • Sep 25 Mark Rothko, [Marcus Rothkovich], American painter (Green on Blue)
  • Sep 26 Gerhard Nebel, German writer, born in Dessau (d. 1974)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 1 Charles Renouvier, French philosopher (neo criticism), dies
  • Sep 3 Joseph Skipsey, British poet (b. 1832)
  • Sep 6 Charles Ammi Cutter, US bibliographer, dies at 66