On This Day

What Happened on March 11, 1903

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Dorothy Schiff, American owner and publisher (NY Post), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • George Dickinson, cricketer (bowled for NZ in their 1st 3 Tests)

Person of interestJames Franklin Hyde

James Franklin Hyde, American inventor who created silica, born in Solvay, New York (d. 1999)

  • Lawrence Welk, American accordionist and orchestra leader (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Strasburg, North Dakota (d. 1992)
  • Ronald Syme, New Zealand classicist and historian, born in Eltham, New Zealand (d. 1989)