An extract on #1903
January 1 Edward VII is proclaimed Emperor of India.
January 19 The first westeast transatlantic radio broadcast is made from the United States to England (the first eastwest broadcast having been made in 1901).
February 11 The Oxnard strike of 1903 becomes the first time in U.S. history that a labor union is formed from members of different races.
February 15 Morris and Rose Michtom introduce the first teddy bear in the United States.
February 17 El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico becomes part of the United States National Forest System as the Luquillo Forest Reserve.
February 23 Cuba leases Guantnamo Bay to the United States "in perpetuity".
March 2 In New York City, the Martha Washington Hotel, the first hotel exclusively for women, opens.
March 3 The British Admiralty announces plans to build a naval base at Rosyth.
March 4 Beikta J.K. founded.
March 5 The Ottoman Empire and the German Empire sign an agreement to build the ConstantinopleBaghdad Railway.
March 12 The University of Puerto Rico is founded.
March 14 The HayHerrn Treaty, granting the United States the right to build the Panama Canal, is ratified by the United States Senate. The Colombian Senate later rejects the treaty.
April 26 Atletico Madrid, as well known for professional football club in Spain, officially founded.
A 30-million-m3 landslide kills 70-90 in Frank, Alberta.
The 7.0 Ms Manzikert earthquake affects eastern Turkey, leaving 3,500 dead.
May 4 The leading Macedonian Bulgarian revolutionary Gotse Delchev is killed in a skirmish with the Turkish army.
May 18 The port of Burgas, Bulgaria opens.
May 24 The ParisMadrid race for automobiles begins, during which at least eight people are killed. The French government stops the event at Bordeaux and impounds all the competitors' cars.