On This Day

July 1903 in History

Events in History


CommunicationHistoric Communication

Jul 4 Pacific Cable (San Francisco, Hawaii, Guam, Philippines) opens, President Theodore Roosevelt sends a message

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Jul 6 George Wyman arrives in NYC by motorcycle 51 days out of San Francisco
  • Jul 17 The Russian Social Democratic Workers Party meets, first in Brussels and then London because their leaders have been forced into exile by the Russian Government
  • Jul 25 Castle on top of Telegraph Hil, San Francisco closes
  • Jul 26 1st automobile trip across the United States (San Francisco to New York) completed by Horatio Nelson Jackson and Sewall K. Crocker

Birthdays in History


Person of interestAmy Johnson

Jul 1 Amy Johnson, British pilot, first female pilot to fly alone Britain to Australia, born in Kingston upon Hull, England (d. 1941)

Aviator Amy Johnson
Aviator
Amy Johnson

Person of interestAlec Douglas-Home

Jul 2 Alec Douglas-Home, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1963-64), born in London (d. 1995)

British Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home
British Prime Minister
Alec Douglas-Home
  • Jul 2 Olav V, King of Norway (1957-91), born in Appleton House, Sandringham, Norfolk (d. 1991)
  • Jul 6 Axel Theorell, Swedish biochemist (Nobel 1955-discovering the oxidation enzyme and its effects), born in Linköping, Sweden (d. 1982)
  • Jul 10 John Wyndham, American sci-fi author (Day of the Triffids), born in Dorridge, Warwickshire, England (d. 1969)
  • Jul 11 Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (d. 1976)
  • Jul 13 Kenneth Clark, English art historian (Civilisation), born in London, England (d. 1983)
  • Jul 14 Irving Stone, American author (Love is Eternal, Lust for Life)
  • Jul 15 Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian politician (d. 1975)
  • Jul 20 Jef van de Wiele, Belgian politician
  • Jul 21 Roy Neuberger, American financier and art patron (Neuberger Museum of Art), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 2010)
  • Jul 27 Michail Stasinopoulos, Greek politician and 1st President of Greece, born in Kalamata, Kingdom of Greece (d. 2002)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 9 Alphonse François Renard, Belgian geologist, dies at 60
  • Jul 17 James McNeill Whistler, American-British painter (Whistler's Mother), dies at 69

Person of interestLeo XIII

Jul 20 Leo XIII [Vincenzo G Pecci], 256th Pope (1878-1903), dies at 93

256th Pope Leo XIII
256th Pope
Leo XIII
  • Jul 22 Cassius Marcellus Clay, American emancipationist (b. 1810)
  • Jul 30 Servas Daems [Peeter Klein], Flem writer (Wheelbarrows), dies at 65