What Happened on February 11, 1903

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Anton Bruckner's 9th Symphony premieres by the Wiener Concertvereinsorchester, under conductor Ferdinand Löwe, in his own unauthorized arrangement, at Wiener Musikvereinssaal in Vienna, Austria

Event of Interest

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, Austria (d. 1968)
  • Rex Lease, American actor (Fast Bullets, Sunny Skies, Custer's Last Stand), born in Central City, West Virginia (d. 1966)
Born in 1903

Famous Deaths

  • Henryk Szulc, Polish violinist and composer, dies at 67

About February 11, 1903

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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