What Happened on July 2, 1903

Historical Events

  • National League MLB batting champion Ed Delahanty, disappears after being removed intoxicated from a train by force; found dead at bottom of Niagara Falls 2 weeks later
  • Pitcher Jack Doscher, debuts for the Chicago Cubs, the first son of a major leaguer to play MLB, father Herm 1882-92

Famous Birthdays

Alec Douglas-HomeAlec Douglas-Home (1903-1995)

British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1963-64), born in London

  • Olav V, King of Norway (1957-91), born in Appleton House, Sandringham, Norfolk (d. 1991)
Born in 1903

Famous Deaths

  • Ed Delahanty, American Baseball HOF left fielder (NL batting champion 1899; NL home run leader 1893, 96; 3 × NL RBI leader; Philadelphia Phillies), dies intoxicated falling into Niagara Falls at 35

About July 2, 1903

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 119 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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