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|( 1900s: ) 1903|
The Wright Flyer,a heavier than air craft first flew in 1903.
- January 1 – Edward VII is proclaimed Emperor of India.
- January 19 – The first west–east transatlantic radio broadcast is made from the United States to England (the first east–west broadcast having been made in 1901).
- February 13 – Venezuelan crisis: After agreeing to arbitration in Washington, Britain, Germany and Italy reach a settlement with Venezuela, resulting in the Washington Protocols. The naval blockade that began in 1902 will end.
- February 23 – Cuba leases Guantánamo Bay to the United States "in perpetuity".
- March 5 – The Ottoman Empire and the German Empire sign an agreement to build the Constantinople–Baghdad Railway.
- March 14 – The Hay–Herrán 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.
- June 11 (May 29 O.S.) – Serbian King Alexander Obrenović and Queen Draga are assassinated in Belgrade, by the Black Hand (Crna Ruka) organization.
- June 16 – The Ford Motor Company is founded by Henry Ford with $28,000 in cash from twelve investors. The first president is not Ford, but local banker John S. Gray, who is chosen to assuage investors' fears that Ford would leave the new company the way he had left its predecessor.
- July 7 – The British take over the Fulani Empire.
- July 30–August 23 – The Second Congress of the All-Russian Social Democratic Labour Party is held in exile in Brussels, transferring to London.
- August 2 – The Ilinden–Preobrazhenie Uprising, organized by the Secret Macedonian-Adrianople Revolutionary Organization, breaks out in the Ottoman provinces of Macedonia and Adrianople.
- September 14 – Joseph Chamberlain resigns as British Colonial Secretary, in order to campaign publicly for Imperial Preference.
- November 3 – Separation of Panama from Colombia: With the 'encouragement' of the United States, Panama proclaims itself independent of Colombia.
- November 13 – The United States recognizes the independence of Panama.
- November 17 – The Russian Social Democratic Labour Party splits into two groups: the Bolsheviks (Russian for "majority") and Mensheviks (Russian for "minority").
- November 18 – The Hay–Bunau-Varilla Treaty is signed by the United States and Panama, giving the U.S. exclusive rights over the Panama Canal Zone.
- November 23 – Colorado Governor James Hamilton Peabody sends the state militia into the town of Cripple Creek to break up a miners' strike.
|The Bolsheviks||Politics||The majority faction of the Marxist Russian Social Democratic Labour Party.|
|Mensheviks||One of the three dominant factions in the Russian socialist movement before 1917, tending to be more liberal.|
|Title||Born||Died||Place of death||Summary||Description|
|Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil||3 February 1830||22 August 1903||Hatfield|
|Politician||Three time UK Prime Minister|
|Title||Born||Place of birth||Died||Summary||Description|
|Earl E. T. Smith||1903||1991|
|Pierre Bonvoisin||1903||1982||Banker||Attended the first Bilderberg and three more. Father of Benoît de Bonvoisin|
|Charles Foulkes||3 January 1903||Stockton-on-Tees|
|12 September 1969||Soldier|
|André Voisin||7 January 1903||France|
|21 December 1964||Chemist|
|French chemist who attended the first Bilderberg and two others. Died suddenly of a heart attack in Cuba|
|Alan Paton||11 January 1903||Natal|
|12 April 1988||Author|
|Gardner Cowles||31 January 1903||8 July 1985||Publisher|
|US media mogul|
|Alberico Casardi||3 February 1903||1 March 1968||Diplomat|
|Nathan Witt||11 February 1903||New York|
|16 February 1982||Spook|
|Christopher Steel||12 February 1903||17 September 1973|
|Huntington D. Sheldon||14 February 1903||Connecticut|
|19 May 1987||Spook|
|As Director of the Office of Current Intelligence, Sheldon briefed three Presidents with the became the President's Daily Brief|
|Orde Wingate||26 February 1903||24 March 1944||Soldier|
|Clare Boothe Luce||10 March 1903||New York|
|9 October 1987||Author|
|Malcolm Muggeridge||24 March 1903||Surrey|
|14 November 1990||Author|
|Robert Strausz-Hupé||25 March 1903||Austria||24 February 2002||Diplomat|
Deep state functionary
|Jan Tinbergen||12 April 1903||Netherlands|
|9 June 1994||Academic|
|Dutch economist who was awarded the first Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1969|
|Ugo La Malfa||16 May 1903||Italy|
|26 March 1979||Politician|
|Pasquale Saraceno||14 June 1903||13 May 1991||Economist|
Deep state operative
|Very unusual Bilderberg Steering committee member in that he only attended a single Bilderberg.|
|Felix von Eckardt||18 June 1903||Germany|
|11 May 1979||Journalist|
|John Dillinger||22 June 1903||United States|
|22 July 1934||Machinist|
|Paul Martin Sr||23 June 1903||14 September 1992||Diplomat|
|Bilderberg, as was his son|
|George Orwell||25 June 1903||India|
|21 January 1950||Author|
|Ludwig Rosenberg||29 June 1903||Charlottenburg||23 October 1977||Businessperson||German Chief of Department of Foreign Affairs of the Trade Unions. Attended two more Bilderbergs in the 1950s after the first one.|
|Alec Douglas-Home||2 July 1903||London|
28 South Street
|9 October 1995||Politician|
|UK Prime Minister. Bilderberg chairman. Member of the Other Club|
|Kenneth Clark||13 July 1903||London|
|21 May 1983||Author|
|Carlos Prio||14 July 1903||Cuba|
|5 April 1977||Politician|
|Ex-Cuban president "suicided" before testifying before the House Select Committee on Assassinations|
|Estes Kefauver||26 July 1903||Tennessee|
|10 August 1963||Politician|
|Fahri Korutürk||3 August 1903||Turkey|
|12 October 1987||Diplomat|
|Marcello Mathias||15 August 1903||9 June 1999||Author|
|Harold Goulding||21 August 1903||West Hartlepool||4 August 1945||Spook|
|Master mariner, spook and commander of the Special Boat Unit Headquarters who carried out "very secret work". Interest centers on the final month of the war, when Goulding was purportedly posted to Cardiff. Died of meningitis in an Edinburgh hospital 3 months later after another unexpected posting to Scotland.|
|Auguste Cool||28 August 1903||Belgium|
|7 January 1983||Leader of the Labour Party|
Deep state operative
|Belgian labour leader and suspected deep state operative.|
|William Walton Butterworth||7 September 1903||31 March 1975||Diplomat||American diplomat to China, and to Canada during the 1963 regime change.|
|Tekin Ariburun||3 October 1903||Turkey|
|13 October 1993||Soldier|
|Attended the 1959 Bilderberg as Commander of the Turkish Air Force. Briefly acting President of Turkey in 1973.|
|Charles P. Cabell||11 October 1903||Dallas|
|25 May 1971||Spook|
|Etienne de la Vallee Poussin||23 November 1903||Belgium|
|4 October 1996||Politician||Belgian politician who attended the first Bilderberg and three more in the 1950s|
|Livingston T. Merchant||23 November 1903||15 May 1976||Diplomat|
Deep state operative
|Twice US Ambassador to Canada|
|Chet Holifield||3 December 1903||6 February 1995||Politician|
|Double Bilderberger US politician. Strong proponent of all matters nuclear|
|James Russell Wiggins||4 December 1903||Minnesota|
|19 November 2000||Diplomat|