On This Day

What Happened on February 11, 1903

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Anton Bruckner's 9th Symphony premieres in Vienna

Historic Event

US Congress adopts the Expedition Act, which authorizes the Attorney General to 'expedite' anti-trust cases through the courts, reflecting growing popular support for President Theodore Roosevelt's "trust busting" campaign


Famous Birthdays

  • Hans Redlich, Austrian-English composer & musicologist (Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians), born in Vienna (d. 1968)
  • Rex Lease, American actor (Fast Bullets, Sunny Skies, Custer's Last Stand), born in Central City, West Virginia (d. 1966)

Famous Deaths

  • Henryk Szulc, Polish composer, dies at 67
1903 Highlights

About February 11, 1903

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 118 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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