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.



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