1903 Events in History
Alton, Illinois: Construction begins on the Job - Drummond Mansion. Later, after purchased by Senator Edmond Beall, known as The BEALL MANSION.
Cuban state of Guantanamo is leased to USA.
USA recognizes Panama.
San Francisco - Hawaii telegraph cable opens for public use.
President Theodore Roosevelt shuts down post office in Indianola MS, for refusing to accept its postmistress because she was black.
Williamsburg suspension bridge opens between Brooklyn and Manhattan.
First transcontinental automobile trip across U.S. —from San Francisco to New York in 52 days.
Niagera Falls runs out of water because of a drought.
Henry Ford incorporates and sells his first Model A.
Pepsi Cola company is born.
Start of Sherlock Holmes “Adventure of Blanched Soldier”.
“Wizard of Oz” premieres in New York City.
Toy maker Morris and Rose Michtom introduces the First Teddy Bear in the U.S.
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