December 1903 calendar

December 1903

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 1903.
The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Arthur Balfour (Conservative), Pope Pius X was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on December 1903: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1903?


  • 03 Dec 1903 Panglima Polim surrenders to Captain Colijn at Atjeh.
  • 06 Dec 1903 Sumatra Atjehs guerilla leader Panglima Polim surrenders.
  • 09 Dec 1903 Norwegian parliament vote unanimiously for female suffrage.
  • 10 Dec 1903 Nobel for physics awarded to Pierre / Marie Curie
  • 11 Dec 1903 British forces under MacDonald and Young march into Tibet.
  • 12 Dec 1903 Roger Casement completes report about abuses in Belgian Congo.
  • 13 Dec 1903 Italo Marcioni patents the ice cream cone (New Jersey).
  • 14 Dec 1903 The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
  • 16 Dec 1903 Majestic Theater, New York City, New York, becomes first in US to employ women ushers.
  • 17 Dec 1903 At 10:35 AM, the first sustained, controlled, powered aircraft flight is made by Orville Wright in 12hp Flyer I at Kill Devil Hills, Kittyhawk, North Carolina. The flight lasts 12 seconds.
  • 19 Dec 1903 Williamsburg suspension bridge opens between Brooklyn and Manhattan.
  • 28 Dec 1903 Electric lamp sets fire to Iroquois theater in Chicago; 602 die.
  • 29 Dec 1903 French Equatorial Africa separates into Gabon, Chad and Ubangi-Shari.
  • 30 Dec 1903 American Political Science Association founded at New Orleans Louisiana.
  • 15 Dec 1903 Italian American food cart vendor Italo Marchiony receives a U.S. patent for inventing a machine that makes ice cream cones.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in December 1903?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Any Rags?
  2. - When Kate and I Were Comin' Thro' the Rye
  3. - By the Sycamore Tree
  4. - You're as Welcome as the Flowers in May
  5. - Up in a Cocoanut Tree


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?