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Source: Wikipedia Historical context
  • Koningin WilhelminaKoningin Wilhelmina (Huis van Oranje-Nassau) was from 1890 till 1948 sovereign of the Netherlands (also known as Koninkrijk der Nederlanden)
  • In The Netherlands , there was from August 1, 1901 to August 16, 1905 the cabinet Kuijper, with Dr. A. Kuijper (AR) as prime minister.
  • The Netherlands had about 5.3 million citizens.
  • The Kishinev pogrom in Kishinev (Bessarabia) begins, forcing tens of thousands of Jews to later seek refuge in Israel and the Western world.
  • Baseball: The Boston Americans play the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of the modern World Series.
  • Roald Amundsen commences the first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage by leaving Oslo, Norway.
Weather

The temperature on May 1, 1903 was between 8.0 °C and 15.9 °C and averaged 11.9 °C. There was 1.7 hours of sunshine (11%).

Source: KNMI (weather station De Bilt/The Netherlands) 

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from May 1, 1903 at Delpher

Born on May 1
Died on May 1

Names that were popular for boys in 1903
  • Johannes
  • Jan
  • Cornelis
  • Hendrik
  • Willem
  • Pieter
  • Gerrit
  • Petrus
  • Adrianus
  • Jacobus
  • Jacob
  • Wilhelmus
  • Gerardus
  • Hendrikus
  • Arie
Names that were popular for girls in 1903
  • Maria
  • Johanna
  • Anna
  • Cornelia
  • Wilhelmina
  • Elisabeth
  • Adriana
  • Catharina
  • Hendrika
  • Petronella
  • Jacoba
  • Geertruida
  • Aaltje
  • Grietje
  • Helena