On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1903

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • National League MLB batting champion Ed Delahanty, disappears after being removed 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


Person of interestAlec Douglas-Home

Alec Douglas-Home, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1963-64), born in London (d. 1995)

British Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home
British Prime Minister
Alec Douglas-Home
  • Olav V, King of Norway (1957-91), born in Appleton House, Sandringham, Norfolk (d. 1991)

Famous Deaths

  • Ed Delahanty, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder (NL batting champion 1899, 1902), dies at Niagara Falls at 35