On This Day

What Happened on April 6, 1903

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • General railroad strike against "worgwetten" (anti-strike laws)
  • In Holland, railroad and dock workers go out on strike, but the government passes anti-strike bills, calls out troops, and promptly ends the strike on the 13th April
  • The Kishinev pogrom in Bessarabia begins, forcing tens of thousands of Jews to later seek refuge in Israel and the Western world.

Famous Birthdays

  • Harold Edgerton, foremost high-speed photographer
  • Mickey Cochrane, baseball hall of fame catcher (.320 avg)