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Historical Events in February 1903

  • Feb 3 Frederick Lugard occupies Kano West Africa
  • Feb 4 Stanley Cup: Montreal HC beats Winnipeg Victorias, 4-1 for a 2-1 challenge series win
  • Feb 7 VVV '03 soccer club is established in the Dutch southeastern city of Venlo

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Feb 11 Anton Bruckner's 9th Symphony premieres in Vienna

Composer Anton Bruckner
Composer
Anton Bruckner

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Feb 11 US Congress adopts the Expedition Act, which authorizes the Attorney General to 'expedite' anti-trust cases through the courts, reflecting growing popular support for President Theodore Roosevelt's "trust busting" campaign

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Feb 14 US Department of Commerce & Labor forms
  • Feb 15 1st Teddy Bear introduced in America, made by Morris & Rose Michtom
  • Feb 16 -59°F (-51°C), Pokegama Dam, Minnesota (state record)
  • Feb 18 Kuyper government launches anti strike laws
  • Feb 20 Nick Young remains as NL president as AG Spalding ends challenge
  • Feb 21 Cornerstone laid for US army war college, Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 22 Due to drought the US side of Niagara Falls runs short of water
  • Feb 23 The US and Cuba sign an agreement by which Cuba releases Guantanamo and Bahia Hondo to the US for naval stations
  • Feb 23 The Sultan agrees to an Austro-Russian plan to reform the government of Macedonia in yet another effort to stifle the rising disorder among the rival Bulgarian
  • Feb 28 Barney Dreyfuss & James Potter buy Philadelphia Phillies for $170,000