< MCMIII = 1903 >
Events in 1903
|14 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.|
|29 January:|| ||This Chinese New Year the Tiger makes way for the Year of the Rabbit.|
|25 February:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|11 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|12 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|27 May:|| ||At the suggestion of German emperor Wilhelm II to solve patent disputes, AEG and Siemens create the joint venture of the “Gesellschaft für drahtlose Telegraphie System Telefunken” in Berlin.|
|29 May:|| ||Bob Hope, legendary American entertainer, is born Leslie Townes Hope in Eltham, Greater London.|
|31 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|16 June:|| ||Ford Motor Company is founded by Henry Ford in his hometown Dearborn in the Detroit metropolitan area.|
|25 June:|| ||George Orwell, British author, is born Eric Blair in Motihari, Bengal.|
|7 Augustus:|| ||Louis Leakey, British archaeologist, is born in Kabete, British East Africa.|
|1 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|8 November:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1321 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|8 December:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|17 December:|| ||The Wright brothers, builders of the world's first successful airplane, make the first controlled and sustained heavier-than-air human flight with Orville Wright piloting.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
|28 December:|| ||John von Neumann, Hungarian-American mathematician, is born Neumann János in Budapest.|
People in 1903
Hormuzd Rassam, George Freeth, Lord Kelvin, Jules Verne, Leo Tolstoy, Henrik Ibsen, Dmitri Mendeleev, Camille Saint-Saëns, Andrew Carnegie, Samuel Clemens, Norman Lockyer, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Ernst Mach, John D. Rockefeller, Paul Cézanne, Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet, Antonín Dvořák, Edvard Grieg, Karl Benz, Rogier Verbeek, Gabriel Fauré, Wilhelm Röntgen, Alexander Graham Bell, Joseph Pulitzer, Thomas Edison, Ivan Pavlov, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, William Ramsay, Meiji the Great, Henri Becquerel, Antoni Gaudí, Jacobus van 't Hoff, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Leoš Janáček, George Eastman, Auguste Verneuil, Nikola Tesla, Emil Kraepelin, George Bernard Shaw, George Hendrik Breitner, Rudolf Diesel, Charles Eastman, Giacomo Puccini, Max Planck, Theodore Roosevelt, Sigmund Freud, Willem Kloos, Frederik van Eeden, Gustav Mahler, Paul Nipkow, Anton Chekhov, Rabindranath Tagore, Fridtjof Nansen, Rudolf Steiner, Auguste Lumière, David Hilbert, Pierre de Coubertin, Edvard Munch, William Randolph Hearst, Henry Ford, Louis Lumière, Alois Alzheimer, Herman Gorter, Sun Yat-sen, Marie Curie, Wilbur Wright, Maxim Gorky, Nicholas II, Mahatma Gandhi, Charivarius, Vladimir Lenin, Marcel Proust, Orville Wright, Ernest Rutherford, Louis Blériot, Bertrand Russell, Arnold Schoenberg, Gustav Holst, Guglielmo Marconi, Winston Churchill, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Mann, Maurice Ravel, Albert Camus, Carl Jung, Jan Prins, Ibn Saud, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Stalin, Wallace Stevens, Leon Trotsky, Otto Hahn, Albert Einstein, Alfred Wegener, Pablo Picasso, Stefan Zweig, James Joyce, Willem Elsschot, Igor Stravinsky, Nescio, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Franz Kafka, John Maynard Keynes, Khalil Gibran, José Ortega y Gasset, Benito Mussolini, Harry S. Truman, Niels Bohr, David Ben-Gurion, Robert Schuman, P.N. van Eyck, Marc Chagall, J.C. Bloem, Erwin Schrödinger, Chiang Kai-shek, Chandrasekhara Raman, Andrei Tupolev, T.E. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Jawaharlal Nehru, Taha Hussein, Charlie Chaplin, Adolf Hitler, Edwin Hubble, Martin Heidegger, Anthony Fokker, Dwight Eisenhower, Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Karl Dönitz, James Chadwick, Manfred von Richthofen, J.R.R. Tolkien, Francisco Franco, Tito, Haile Selassie, Hermann Göring, Ivor Novello, Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, Martinus Nijhoff, Aldous Huxley, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Trygve Lie, Paul VI, Joseph Goebbels, J. Slauerhoff, M.C. Escher, René Magritte, Alfred Hitchcock, Vladimir Nabokov, Hendrik Marsman, Gladwyn Jebb, Jan Oort, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Walt Disney, Ernest Lawrence, Marlene Dietrich, Hirohito, Enrico Fermi, Charles Lindbergh, Puyi, Jan Campert and Belcampo celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1903 was a common year starting on a Thursday, just like 1807, 1818, 1829, 1835, 1846, 1857, 1863, 1874, 1885 and 1891 in the century before it and 1914, 1925, 1931, 1942, 1953, 1959, 1970, 1981, 1987 and 1998 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1903 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 24 June 2017.