April 1903 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 6 General railroad strike against "worgwetten" (anti-strike laws)
  • Apr 6 The Kishinev pogrom in Bessarabia begins, forcing tens of thousands of Jews to later seek refuge in Israel and the Western world.
  • Apr 6 In Holland, railroad and dock workers go out on strike, but the government passes anti-strike bills, calls out troops, and promptly ends the strike on the 13th April
  • Apr 14 Dr Harry Plotz discovers vaccine against typhoid (NYC)
  • Apr 22 American Power Boat Association forms
  • Apr 27 1st Highlander (Yankee) shut-out, Philadelphia A's win 6-0
  • Apr 27 Long Island's Jamaica Race Track opens
  • Apr 29 Limestone slides at Turtle Mountain kill 9 in Frank, Alberta

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 2 Lionel Chevrier, Canadian politician (Canadian Member of Parliament), born in Cornwall, Ontario (d. 1987)
  • Apr 3 Peter Huchel, German poet, born near Berlin (d. 1981)
  • Apr 6 Harold Edgerton, foremost high-speed photographer
  • Apr 9 Gregory Pincus, American biologist and inventor (birth control pill), born in Woodbine, New Jersey (d. 1903)
  • Apr 9 Willem Pee, Belgian linguist, born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • Apr 10 Clare Boothe Luce, American politician and U.S. ambassador to Italy, born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
  • Apr 12 Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist (Plan of Labor, Nobel 1969), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • Apr 15 Erich Arendt, writer [or Apr 16]
  • Apr 19 Eliot Ness, US Federal agent "The Untouchables" (put away Al Capone), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1957)
  • Apr 21 Hans Hedtoft, premier Denmark (1947..55)
  • Apr 23 Guy Simonds, Canadian army, youngest General officer, born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England (d 1974)
  • Apr 24 Jose A Primo de Rivera, Spanish lawyer and politician (founder of Spanish Falange), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1936)
  • Apr 24 Siegfried Frederick Nadel, Austrian-British anthropologist (Black Byzantium), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1956)
  • Apr 25 Andrey Nikolayevich Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician (theory of probability), born in Tambov, Russia (d. 1987)
  • Apr 26 Geoffrey Worthington, Air vice-marshall
  • Apr 27 Frank Belknap Long, American writer (Rim of the Unknown), born in Harlem, Manhattan (d. 1994)
  • Apr 27 Hans Kosterlitz, German-British biochemist (endorphins), born in Berlin (d. 1996)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 28 Newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst (40) weds Millicent Veronica Willson (21) in New York City

Newspaper Publisher William Randolph Hearst
Newspaper Publisher
William Randolph Hearst

Deaths in History

  • Apr 11 Gemma Galgani, Italian saint, dies at 25
  • Apr 29 Paul du Chaillu, French explorer (b. 1835)
  • Apr 30 Emily Stowe, Canadian physician and suffragist (b.1831)