What Happened in 1903

Significant Events

  • Mar 13 Fall of the Sokoto Caliphate in Northern Nigeria, the British claim supremacy of over 500,000 square miles
  • Apr 14 Dr Harry Plotz discovers vaccine against typhoid (NYC)
  • Aug 17 Joe Pulitzer donates $1 million to Columbia University & begins the Pulitzer Prizes in America
  • Dec 17 The Wright Brothers make the first sustained motorized aircraft flight at 10:35 AM, piloted by Orville Wright at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
  • Dec 29 French Equatorial Africa separates into Gabon, Chad and Ubangi-Shari
More Historical Events

1903 in Sport

  • Apr 22 Highlanders (Yankees) 1st game in New York at Hilltop Park vs Washington Senators, lose 3-1 before 11,950
  • Aug 15 New Zealand's All Blacks play their first Rugby Test Match against Australia's Wallabies at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney; New Zealand win 22-3
  • Oct 13 First MLB World Series: Boston American beat Pittsburgh Pirates 5 games to 3 at Huntington Avenue in Boston

Did You Know?

1st automobile trip across the United States (San Francisco to New York) completed by Horatio Nelson Jackson and Sewall K. Crocker

On July 26, 1903


World Leaders in 1903

Famous People in 1903

Would You Believe?

Topsy the elephant is electrocuted by her owners at Luna Park, Coney Island and filmed by Edison Manufacturing movie company

On January 4, 1903

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