On This Day

December 19, 1903 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • Williamsburg suspension bridge opens between Brooklyn and Manhattan

Birthdays in History

  • Cyril Dean Darlington, English biologist and geneticist who discovered the mechanics of chromosomal crossover and its role in inheritance and evolution, born in Chorley, England (d. 1981)
  • George Davis Snell, Bradford, Massachusetts, American geneticist (H-2 gene)
  • Theo Harych, German writer, born in Doruchow, Posen (d. 1958)