July 1903 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 2 AL/NL batting champ Ed Delahanty, disappears, found dead days later
  • Jul 4 Pacific Cable (San Francisco, Hawaii, Guam, Philipines) opens, President Theodore Roosevelt sends message
  • 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 20 Giuseppe Sarto elected Pope Pius X, known as the 'pope of the poor and humble'
  • 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

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

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 AFEC of Schleswig-Holstein-S-G, King Olav V of Norway (1957-91)
  • Jul 6 Axel Theorell, Swedish biochemist, studied enzymes (Nobel 1955)
  • Jul 10 John Wyndham P L B Harris, American sci-fi author (Day of the Triffids)
  • Jul 11 Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (d. 1976)
  • Jul 13 Kenneth Clark, English art historian (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
  • Jul 27 Michail Stasinopoulos, Greek politician (d. 2002)
  • Jul 29 Diana Vreeland, French-American fashion editor (Harper's Bazaar, Vogue), born in Paris (d. 1989)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 9 Alphonse Fran├žois Renard, Belgian geologist (b. 1842)
  • Jul 17 James A McNeill Whistler, US/British writer (Bride Tomorrow), dies at 69
  • Jul 20 Leo XIII, [Vincenzo G Pecci], Pope (1878-1903), dies at 93
  • Jul 22 Cassius Marcellus Clay, American emancipationist (b. 1810)
  • Jul 30 Servas Daems, [Peeter Klein], Flem writer (Wheelbarrows), dies at 65