1903 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 143 of 143

  • Oct 8 J M Synge's "In the Shadow of the Glen" premieres in Dublin
  • Oct 9 11" (28.4 cm) rainfall in 24 hrs (NYC)
  • Oct 10 The Women's Social and Political Union was formed by Emmeline Pankhurst to fight for women's rights in Britain.
  • Oct 12 Lyric Theater opens at 213 W 42nd St NYC
  • Oct 13 Victor Herbert's "Babes in Toyland" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 16 Homel, 1st Jewish self defense organization founded in Russia
  • Oct 20 US wins disputed boundary between District of Alaska & Canada
  • Oct 24 First trotter to run a mile under 2 minutes (Lou Dillon 1:58.1)
  • Oct 24 George Sutton becomes billards champion
  • Oct 26 Yerba Buena is first Key System ferry to cross San Francisco Bay
  • Oct 30 In violation of their promise to evacuate Manchuria, the Russian reoccupy Mukden and reinforce their troops in Manchuria
  • 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

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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
  • Dec 1 "The Great Train Robbery", the 1st Western film, released
  • Dec 3 Panglima Polim surrenders to Capt Colijn at Atjeh
  • Dec 6 Sumatra Atjehs guerilla leader Panglima Polim surrenders
  • Dec 9 Norwegian parliament votes unanimiously for female suffrage

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Dec 10 Nobel for physics awarded to Pierre and Marie Curie

Physicist Marie Curie
Marie Curie
  • Dec 11 British forces under MacDonald & Younghusband march into Tibet
  • Dec 12 Roger Casement completes report about abuses in Belgian Congo
  • Dec 13 Italo Marcioni patents ice cream cone mound (NJ)
  • Dec 14 The Wright brothers attempt to fly the Wright Flyer for the first time at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
  • Dec 16 Majestic Theater, NYC, becomes 1st in US to employ women ushers
  • Dec 16 The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower hotel opens its doors to guests for the first time

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Dec 17 The Wright Brothers make their first sustained motorized aircraft flight at 10:35 AM, piloted by Orville Wright at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

  • Dec 19 Williamsburg suspension bridge opens between Brooklyn & Manhattan
  • Dec 27 "Sweet Adaline", a barbershop quartet favorite, is first sung
  • Dec 28 Clyde Fitch's "Glad of It" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 29 French Equatorial Africa separates into Gabon, Chad & Ubangi-Shari
  • Dec 30 Electric arc lamp sets fire to Iroquois theater in Chicago leaving 602 dead in one of the deadliest blazes in American history
  • Dec 30 American Political Science Association founded at New Orleans

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 202

  • Jun 14 Arthur William Raynes McDonald, radar Pioneer/pilot
  • Jun 17 Michail Swetlow, writer
  • Jun 17 Ruth Wakefield, inventor of the Toll House Cookie, the first chocolate chip cookie (d. 1977)
  • Jun 18 Raymond Radiguet, French journalist/writer (Le diable ouch corps)
  • Jun 19 Hans Litten, German jurist (d. 1938)
  • Jun 21 Al[bert] Hirschfield, cartoonist (NINA, NY Times), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jun 21 Al Hirschfeld, American cartoonist (d. 2003)

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Jun 22 John Dillinger, notorious bank robber , born in Indianapolis, Indiana

Gangster John Dillinger
John Dillinger
  • Jun 23 Anthony Veiller, writer (Night of Iguana, Moulin Rouge), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 23 Hans C Branner, Danish writer (Toys, Horse Rider)
  • Jun 23 Paul Joseph James Martin, Canadian politician (d. 1992)

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Jun 25 George Orwell [Eric Arthur Blair], Bihar, British writer (Animal Farm, 1984), born in Motihari, British India (d. 1950)

  • Jun 26 Ashley Clarke, president (Venice in Peril Fund)
  • Jun 29 Alan Blumlein, English electronics engineer (d. 1942)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 John Everett Allen, US businessman
  • Sep 25 Mark Rothko, [Marcus Rothkovich], US, painter (Green on Blue)
  • Sep 26 Gerhard Nebel, German writer, born in Dessau (d. 1974)
  • Oct 4 Lord Roborough, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Oct 4 Bona Arsenault, French Canadian politician, historian and genealogist (d. 1993)
  • Oct 5 Jimmy Ritz, US comic (Ritz Brothers-Blazing Stewardesses)
  • Oct 5 M. King Hubbert, American geophysicist (d. 1989)
  • Oct 6 Ernest Walton, Irish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
  • Oct 7 Louis S B Leakey, archaeologist/anthropologist
  • Oct 10 Charles T von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, Count of Flanders/prince
  • Oct 12 Grayson Kirk, educator, born in Jeffersonville, Ohio
  • Oct 16 Cecile de Brunhoff, French storyteller (d. 2003)
  • Oct 17 Nathanael West, American novelist (Day of the Locusts)
  • Oct 18 Ambrose Thibodeaux, cajun accordionist
  • Oct 22 George Beadle, US biologist (Nobel 1958)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 24 Melvin Purvis [Little Mel], American FBI agent that lead the manhunt for outlaws like Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and John Dillinger, born in Timmonsville, South Carolina (d. 1960)

FBI Agent Melvin Purvis
FBI Agent
Melvin Purvis
  • Oct 25 Katharine Byron, U.S. Congresswoman (d. 1976)
  • Oct 25 Harry Shoulberg, American painter (d. 1995)
  • Oct 28 Evelyn A Waugh, author (Brideshead Revisited, Scoop), born in London, England
  • 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
  • Dec 4 Alfred Leslie Rowse, historian
  • Dec 4 Cornell Woolrich, US, writer (El Angel Negro)

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Dec 5 Cecil Frank Powell, Tonbridge, Kent, physicist, discovered pion (Nobel 1950), (d. 1969)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Cecil Frank Powell
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Cecil Frank Powell
  • Dec 7 Danilo Blanuša, Croatian mathematician (d. 1987)
  • Dec 8 Adele Simpson, fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1946), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 8 Kathleen (Kitty) Rosalind Muggeridge, author
  • Dec 10 William Plomer, Transvaal, author (Paper Houses, I Speak of Africa)
  • Dec 12 Enid Balint-Edmonds, psychoanalyst
  • Dec 13 Jewgeni Petrow, writer
  • Dec 13 John Piper, British writer (US Churches in WW I)/official war painter
  • Dec 16 Rafael Alberti, Spanish poet (El hombre deshabitado)
  • Dec 17 Erskine P Caldwell, author (Tobacco Road, God's Little Acre)
  • Dec 19 Cyril Dean Darlington, England, biologist (hereditary mechanisms)
  • Dec 19 George Davis Snell, Bradford, Massachusetts, American geneticist (H-2 gene)
  • Dec 19 Theo Harych, German writer, born in Doruchow, Posen (d. 1958)
  • Dec 22 Barbara Moore, doctor, walked across US in 86 days in 1960
  • Dec 22 H Keffer Hartline, US, biophysicist (Nobel 1967)

Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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