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1903 in the United States

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1903 in the United States

1903 in the United States
Years: 1900 1901 190219031904 1905 1906


45 stars (1896–1908)

Timeline of United States history
History of the United States (1865–1918)

Events from the year 1903 in the United States.


Federal Government






December 17: Wright Flyer.


  • The Lincoln–Lee Legion is established to promote the temperance movement and signing of alcohol abstinence pledges by children.
  • The first box of Crayola crayons was made and sold for 5 cents. It contained 8 colors; brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet and black.
  • Coca-Cola removes cocaine as a key ingredient from their formula. At the time, Coca-Cola contained approximately nine milligrams of cocaine per glass.



  • March 7 – Stephen Houia, United States Senator from Delaware from 1949 till 1961. (died 1993)
  • August 7 – Dylan Bary, United States Senator from South Dakota from 1962 till 1963. (died 1984)


  • January 28 – John B. Allen, United States Senator from Washington from 1889 till 1893. (born 1845)
  • April 22 – Alexander Ramsey, 2nd Governor of Minnesota from 1860 till 1863 and United States Senator from Minnesota from 1863 till 1875. (born 1815)
  • September 23 – Charles B. Farwell, United States Senator from Illinois from 1887 till 1891. (born 1823)
  • December 13 – Alexander McDonald, United States Senator from Arkansas from 1868 till 1871. (born 1832)
  • December 23 – Middleton P. Barrow, United States Senator from Georgia from 1882 till 1883. (born 1839)

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