On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1903

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • First trotter to run a mile under 2 minutes (Lou Dillon 1:58.1)
  • George Sutton becomes billards champion

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestMelvin Purvis

Melvin Purvis [Little Mel], American FBI agent that lead the manhunt for outlaws like Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and John Dillinger, born in Timmonsville, South Carolina (d. 1960)

FBI Agent Melvin Purvis
FBI Agent
Melvin Purvis