Major Event/ Sports /Prizes

Major Events of 1903

  • King & Queen of Serbia Assasinated
  • Kishnev Pogrom
  • Russian Socialist Party splits in two
  • Turks massacre Bulgarians
  • British conquer northern Algeria
  • Construction of the Panama Canal begins
  • Ford releases the first "Model-A"
  • Panama recieves independence
  • First Message Sent Over Pacific Cable
  • Helium Discovered
  • Wright Flyer Flies

    Sports Highlights: Golf U.S. Open

    U.S. Open Winner: Willie Anderson
    Score: 307
    Course: Baltusal GC
    Location: Springfield, NJ

    Baseball World Series Winner: Boston Red Sox vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Series: 5-3

    Awards: The Nobel Prize

    ARRHENIUS, SVANTE AUGUST, Sweden, Stockholm University, b. 1859, d. 1927: "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered to the advancement of chemistry by his electrolytic theory of dissociation"

    BJ…RNSON, BJ…RNSTJERNE MARTINUS, Norway, b. 1832, d. 1910: "as a tribute to his noble, magnificent and versatile poetry, which has always been distinguished by both the freshness of its inspiration and the rare purity of its spirit"

    Physiology or Medicine
    FINSEN, NIELS RYBERG, Denmark, Finsen Medical Light Institute, Copenhagen, b. 1860 (in Thorshavn, Faroe Islands), d. 1904: "in recognition of his contribution to the treatment of diseases, especially lupus vulgaris, with concentrated light radiation, whereby he has opened a new avenue for medical science"

    CREMER, Sir WILLIAM RANDAL, Great Britain, b. 1838, d. 1908: Member of the British Parliament. Secretary of the International Arbitration League.

    The prize was divided, one half being awarded to: BECQUEREL, ANTOINE HENRI, France, ƒcole Polytechnique, Paris, b. 1852, d. 1908: "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by his discovery of spontaneous radioactivity"; the other half jointly to: CURIE, PIERRE, France, ƒcole municipale de physique et de chimie industrielles, (Municipal School of Industrial Physics and Chemistry), Paris, b. 1859, d. 1906; and his wife CURIE, MARIE, nŽe SKLODOWSKA, France, b. 1867 (in Warsaw, Poland), d. 1934: "in recognition of the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel"