1903

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August 8, 2022

Events

November 18 — By order of the emperor, Zhmeryntsi is granted the status of a city. December 17 - American Orville Wright made the world's first recorded flight with a gasoline-powered airplane. The flight lasted 12 seconds.

Science

William Crooks constructed the first scintillation counter

Accidents and disasters

June 7 - the French steamer Liban sank near Marseille after a collision with the steamer l'Insulaire. There were 220 passengers on board, 120 died.

Born

See also Category: Born in 1903 January 2 - Kane Tanaka, Japanese super long-lived woman. January 12 - Ihor Kurchatov, Soviet nuclear physicist. February 13 - Georges Simenon, French writer. February 18 — Mykola Viktorovych Pidgorny, Ukrainian statesman and politician, first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine. March 5 — Natalya Lvivna Zabila, Ukrainian writer, poet, translator. March 10 - Bix Beiderback, American jazz trombonist and composer. April 12 - Jan Tiebergen, Dutch economist. April 18 — Nadiya Kalistrativna Tytarenko, Ukrainian actress. May 2 - Bing Crosby, American singer. May 2 - Benjamin Spock, American pediatrician. May 8 - Fernandel, French comedian. May 29 - Bob Hope, American comedian. June 4 - Evgeny Oleksandrovich Mravinsky, Russian conductor, People's Artist of the USSR, laureate of the Stalin and Lenin prizes. June 6 - Khachaturian Aram Illich, Russian composer. June 22 - John Dillinger, famous American robber. June 25 - George Orwell, English writer (d. 1950). June 26 – St. Louis Jimmy Oden (real name James Burke Oden), American blues singer-songwriter (d. 1977) July 11 - Abel Rudolf Ivanovych, Soviet spy. July 14 - Irving Stone, American writer. August 5 - Hmyria Borys Romanovych, Ukrainian opera singer. August 6 - Volodymyr Dmytrovych Fatalchuk, Ukrainian artist. August 16 — Mykola Semenovych Abramchyk, Belarusian publicist, chairman of the Council of the Belarusian People's Republic. August 7 - Louis Leakey, English anthropologist and archaeologist. September 9, Lev Shankovsky, Ukrainian economist, journalist, military historian-researcher. October 4 - Ernst Kaltenbr