On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1903

Historical Events

  • The Finance Minister, Count Witte, is dismissed in what is seen as a victory for those in Russia who want their country to expand into Manchuria and Korea in defiance of the Japanese

Famous Birthdays

  • Ernst Kreuder, German writer (The Attic Pretenders), born in Zeitz, Germany (d. 1972)

Famous Deaths

  • William Henry Penrose, American Brigadier General (Union Army), dies at 71
1903 Highlights

About August 29, 1903

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 118 years, 3 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo