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 JuneHans Vogt / Linguist / Norway
04 March John Scarne / Author / United States of America
05 February Joan Whitney Payson / Business Woman / United States of America
07 DecemberDanilo Blanuša / Mathematician / Croatia
07 SeptemberMargaret Landon / Author / United States of America
08 OctoberGeorgy Geshev / Chess Player / Bulgaria
09 AprilWard Bond / Actor / United States of America
09 SeptemberLev Shankovsky / Historian / Ukraine
09 JuneFelice Bonetto / Racing Car Driver / Italy
13 February Georgy Beriev / Engineer / Russia
14 AugustLodewijk Bruckman / Painter / Netherlands
15 DecemberTamanishiki San'emon / Wrestler / Japan
15 AprilJohn Williams / Actor / United States of America
17 DecemberRay Noble / Composer / United Kingdom
24 March Malcolm Muggeridge / Author / United Kingdom
26 JulyEstes Kefauver / Politician / United States of America
27 January Otto P. Weyland / General / United States of America
29 MayBob Hope / Actor / United States of America
29 SeptemberDiana Vreeland / Journalist / United States of America
30 March Joy Ridderhof / Missionary / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1903:

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

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