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)
  • Apr 22 Highlanders (Yankees) 1st game in New York at Hilltop Park vs Washington Senators, lose 3-1 before 11,950
  • 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
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Did You Know?

1st Teddy Bear introduced in America, made by Morris & Rose Michtom

On February 15, 1903

World Leaders in 1903

Famous People in 1903

Would You Believe?

Niagera Falls runs out of water because of a drought

On March 22, 1903

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