1903 in History – What happened in year 1903


In history, year 1903 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1903.

Know what happened in 1903:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
24 September Alfred Deakin became the second Prime Minister of Australia,succeeding Edmund Barton who left office to become a founding justice ofthe High Court of Australia.
30 DecemberIn the deadliest single-building fire in United States history,the Iroquois Theatre fire claimed 602 lives in Chicago.
01 OctoberThe first modern World Series, the annual championship seriesof Major League Baseball, opened.
02 OctoberThe first modern World Series, the annual championship seriesof Major League Baseball, opened.
24 SeptemberAlfred Deakin became the second Prime Minister of Australia,succeeding Edmund Barton who left office to become a founding justice ofthe High Court of Australia.
02 AugustThe Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization started theIlinden Uprising against the Ottoman Empire in Macedonia.
28 AugustThe Russian battleship Slava, the last of the five Borodino-class battleships, was launched.
19 JulyFrench cyclist Maurice Garin won the first Tour de France.
29 AprilA 30 million cubic-metre landslide buried the town of Frank,Alberta and killed 70 of the town's 90 residents, making it thedeadliest landslide in Canadian history.
23 FebruaryThe Cuban–American Treaty was finalized, allowing the UnitedStates to lease Guantánamo Bay from Cuba in perpetuity for the purposesof operating coaling and naval stations.
04 JanuaryTopsy, a domesticated elephant with the Forepaugh Circus atLuna Park, Coney Island, was executed by electrocution after it wasdeemed a threat to people, an event captured on film by inventor ThomasEdison.
05 OctoberSamuel Griffith became the first Chief Justice of Australia,while Edmund Barton and Richard O'Connor became the first PuisneJustices of the High Court of Australia.
17 DecemberIn Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright aboard the Wright Flyer conducted the first successful flight of a powered fixed-wing aircraft.
02 AugustThe Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization started theIlinden Uprising against the Ottoman Empire in Macedonia.
29 AprilA 30 million cubic-metre landslide buried the town of Frank, Northwest Territories, and killed at least 70 of the town's residents, making it the deadliest landslide in Canadian history.
19 JulyFrench cyclist Maurice Garin won the first Tour de France.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1903:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 NovemberMax Adrian / Actor / Ireland
01 January Dwight Taylor / Author / United States of America
01 OctoberVladimir Horowitz / Composer / Ukraine
02 MayBing Crosby / Actor / United States of America
03 MayLuther Adler / Actor / United States of America
04 OctoberJohn Vincent Atanasoff / Academic / United States of America
06 MayToots Shor / Business Man / United States of America
07 January Alan Napier / Actor / United Kingdom
07 AprilEdwin T. Layton / Admiral / United States of America
09 OctoberWalter O'Malley / Business Man / United States of America
09 SeptemberLev Shankovsky / Historian / Ukraine
10 OctoberVernon Duke / Writer / United States of America
15 January Paul A. Dever / Politician / United States of America
15 JulyWalter D. Edmonds / Author / United States of America
16 JulyIrmgard Flügge-Lotz / Engineer / Germany
16 DecemberHardie Albright / Actor / United States of America
17 SeptemberKarel Miljon / Boxer / Netherlands
18 JuneJeanette MacDonald / Actress / United States of America
22 January Fritz Houtermans / Academic / Germany
22 OctoberCurly Howard / Comedian / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1903:

YearName / Profession / Country
19 AprilRazia Sultan / King / India
30 AugustBhagwati Charan Verma / Writer / India
28 MayS. L. Kirloskar / Business Man / India
03 DecemberYashpal / Writer / India
15 JulyK. Kamaraj / Politician / India
30 AugustBhagwati Charan Verma / Author / India
01 MarchParesh Chandra Bhattacharya / NA / India
06 JuneBakht Singh / Teacher / India
15 JulyK. Kamaraj / Politician / India
25 FebruaryKailas Nath Wanchoo / Lawyer / India
11 MaySatyawant Mallannah Shrinagesh / Soldier / India
15 JulyKumarasami Kamaraj / Politician / India

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