On This Day

What Happened on September 3, 1903

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • American yacht Reliance (largest gaff-rigged cutter ever built) defends America's Cup for the NYYC beating UK challenger Shamrock III off the New Jersey shore for a 3-0 series win

Famous Birthdays

  • Willem Kooiman, Dutch theologist and church historian (d. 1968)

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Skipsey, British poet (b. 1832)