Historical Events in November 1903

  • Nov 2 British newspaper "Daily Mirror" begins publishing
  • Nov 2 Lyceum Theater (New Lyceum) opens at 149 W 45th St NYC
  • Nov 2 New Amsterdam Theater opens at 214 W 42nd St NYC
  • Nov 3 Colombia grants independence to Panama
  • Nov 3 Giovanni Giolitti becomes Prime Minister of Italy; a progressive liberal, he will hold his post through most of the next decade and introduce social, agrarian and labor reforms
  • Nov 4 Panama and Colombia wake up to news that the insurrectionists have declared an independent Republic of Panama
  • Nov 6 USA recognizes independence of Panama
  • Nov 15 Eugen d'Albert's opera "Tiefland" premieres in Prague
  • Nov 16 V Herbert & H Smith's musical "Babette" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 17 Dahomey (Benin) becomes a French protectorate
  • Nov 17 In the Treaty of Petropolis, Bolivia cedes the territory of Arce to Brazil; Bolivia gains rail and water outlets in the east
  • Nov 18 Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty gives US exclusive canal rights in Panama
  • Nov 19 Temperance activist Carrie Nation attempts to address the US Senate
  • Nov 23 Colorado Governor James Peabody sends the state militia into the town of Cripple Creek to break up a miners' strike.

Music History

Nov 23 Enrico Caruso makes his US debut at the Metropolitan Opera House, in New York in Verdi's "Rigoletto"

  • Nov 24 Clyde Coleman of NYC patents automobile electric starter
  • Nov 24 George Ade's "County Chairman" premieres in NYC

Music History

Nov 27 Opera "Die Neugierigen Frauen" by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari is produced in Munich