On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 1903

Historical Events

  • Williamsburg suspension bridge opens between Brooklyn and Manhattan

Famous Birthdays

  • Cyril Dean Darlington, English biologist and geneticist who discovered the mechanics of chromosomal crossover and its role in inheritance and evolution, born in Chorley, England (d. 1981)
  • George Davis Snell, Bradford, Massachusetts, American geneticist (H-2 gene)
  • Theo Harych, German writer, born in Doruchow, Posen (d. 1958)
1903 Highlights

About December 19, 1903

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 117 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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