Special Reports

Highlights of 1903

• The Alaskan frontier was settled.

• Jack London released "The Call of the Wild."

• "The Great Train Robbery," at 12 minutes the longest film to date, came to theaters.

• Painter James Whistler died.

• With $100,000 to spend, Henry Ford founded Ford Motor Co.

• The first coast-to-coast crossing of North America by car took 65 days.

• The first teddy bear was designed (and named for President Theodore Roosevelt).

• The first Tour de France bicycle race was held.

• Comedian Bob Hope was born. He died this year.

• William Harley and Arthur Davidson made available the first production motorcycle that bears their names.

• Boston beat Pittsburgh in the first modern World Series.