What Happened in 1904 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 203

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jun 21 The US Republican Party nominates Theodore Roosevelt for President, but not without opposition from those whom he calls 'malefactors of great wealth'

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Jun 22 Chinese laborers arrive in South Africa following a severe labor shortage
  • Jun 25 18th U.S. Women's National Championship: May Sutton beats Elisabeth Moore (6-1, 6-2)
  • Jun 28 International Anti-Military Cooperation (IAMV) forms in Amsterdam
  • Jun 28 The SS Norge Runs aground and sinks
  • Jun 29 2 prehistoric bones found in Weerdingerveen, Drenthe

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 29 21st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats Charlotte Cooper (6-0 6-3)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jun 29 28th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats Frank Riseley (6-1 7-5 8-6)
  • Jul 1 3rd modern Olympic games opens in St Louis
  • Jul 5 Giants 18-game winning streak ends as Phillies win 6-5 in 10 inn
  • Jul 5 4th Davis Cup: British Isles beats Belgium in Wimbledon (5-0)
  • Jul 6 Two Russian cruisers move into the Red Sea and begin to stop ships of Britain, Germany, and other nations they believe friendly to Japan
  • Jul 6 The US Democratic Party nominates little known New York judge Alton B. Parker for presidential nominee - virtually assuring the election of Theodore Roosevelt
  • Jul 9 10th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 303 at Glen View Club IL
  • Jul 15 1st Buddhist temple in US forms, Los Angeles
  • Jul 16 Islands of Manu'a group (Samoa) ceded to US by their chiefs
  • Jul 19 Dutch Premier Kuypers disbands 1st Chamber
  • Jul 21 After 13 years, the 4,607-mile Trans-Siberian railway is completed
  • Jul 21 Camille Jenatzy sets world auto speed record at 65.79 MPH
  • Jul 23 Ice cream cone created during St Louis World Fair - the 1st cone reputedly by Charles E. Menches
  • Jul 24 2nd Tour de France won by Henri Cornet of France
  • Jul 28 Rafael Reyes becomes dictator of Colombia after losing Panama
  • Jul 28 Interior Minister of Russia, Vyacheslav Plehve is assassinated; as leader of the most reactionary elements of government, he was hated for his repressive policies
  • Aug 3 British journalist Francis Younghusband visits forbidden city Lhasa
  • Aug 7 Train derailed on bridge in Eden Colo during a flash flood, kills 96
  • Aug 9 Libanus McLouth Todd of Rochester, New York patents his check-writing machine, the Protectograph designed to protect against check forgers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 10 Angelo G Roncalli (Pope John XXIII) becomes a priest

  • Aug 10 Dutch newspaper Volk fires gay journalist Jacob de Cock
  • Aug 10 Battle of the Yellow Sea: Japanese fleet prevented Russians breaking out of Port Arthur
  • Aug 10 Higlanders Jack Chesbro ends string of 30 consecutive complete games
  • Aug 11 German-ltalian General Von Trotha defeats Herero in SW Africa
  • Aug 11 The Russian fleet in the harbor of at Port Arthur is exposed to Russian guns on the hill above the harbor; Russian ships attempt escape, but most are forced back into harbor by Japanese ships
  • Aug 16 NYC begins building Grand Central Station
  • Aug 17 Boston's Jesse Tannehell no-hits Chicago White Sox, 6-0
  • Aug 17 George H Reid succeeds John Watson as Prime Minister of Australia
  • Aug 18 Chris Watson resigns as Prime Minister of Australia and is succeeded by George Reid
  • Aug 23 Automobile tire chain patented
  • Aug 24 Battle of Liao-Yang-200,000 Japanese against 150,000 Russian, Japanese tactical victory

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Aug 25 James J Jeffries TKOs Jack Munroe in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • Aug 29 3rd modern Olympic Games opens in St Louis, the 1st held in the U.S.
  • Aug 30 Thomas Hicks wins 3rd Olympics marathon (3:28:53.0) (40 km)
  • Aug 31 24th U.S. Men's National Championship: Holcombe Ward beats William Clothier (10-8, 6-4, 9-7)
  • Sep 3 St Louis Olympics closes
  • Sep 4 Dalai Lama signs treaty allowing British commerce in Tibet
  • Sep 6 Soccer team Rheden forms
  • Sep 7 British forces in Tibet force the 13th Dalai Lama to sign a treaty granting Britain trading posts in Tibet and a guarantee that Tibet will not concede territory to foreign powers
  • Sep 9 Mounted police 1st used in NYC
  • Sep 9 Boston Herald again refers to NY baseball club as Yankees, when it reports "Yankees take 2," Yankee name not official till 1913
  • Sep 19 Gen Nogi's assault on Port Arthur: 16,000 Japanese casualties
  • Sep 20 George Ade's "College Widow," premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 20 Orville & Wilbur Wright fly a circle in their Flyer II

Aviator Wilbur Wright
Wilbur Wright
  • Sep 21 The general strike called by the Socialist Party that spread throughout Italy ends today
  • Sep 23 Francis Younghusbands leaves Lhasa, Tibet
  • Sep 25 Charles Follis is 1st black to play professional American football
  • Sep 26 Charles Kleins "Music Master" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 26 Earl Grey is named British governor-general of Canada
  • Sep 26 GB Shaw's "How He Lied to Her Husband" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 28 Woman arrested for smoking a cigarette in a car on 5th Avenue, NYC
  • Sep 29 1st monument honoring Spanish American War erected (Monroeville Ohio)
  • Sep 30 White Sox lefty Doc White, pitches his 5th shutout in 18 days
  • Oct 1 JB van Heutsz becomes governor general of Dutch East Indies
  • Oct 1 Netherlands & Portugal lay down bounderies splitting Timor
  • Oct 3 France & Spain sign treaty for Morocco Independence
  • Oct 3 Giants Christy Mathewson strikes out then record 16 Cards
  • Oct 3 Mary McLeod Bethune opens Daytona Normal & Industrial School
  • Oct 7 NY Highlander Jack Chesbro wins record 41st game of season (41-12)
  • Oct 8 1st Vanderbilt Cup auto race (Hicksville, Long Island, NY)
  • Oct 10 Liberty Theater opens at 234 W 42nd St NYC
  • Oct 10 Yanks 2 games out play 1st place Red Sox on final day doubleheader 41 game winner Chesbro loses 1st game & chance at pennant
  • Oct 10 Boston pitchers achieve 148 complete games-an AL record, also record for total complete games AL 1,098, NL 1,089
  • Oct 15 The Russians are driven back by the Japanese in the Battle of Shaho; both sides suffer high casualties: Japanese (16,000) and Russians (60,000)
  • Oct 16 Russian Baltic fleet departs to Port Arthur
  • Oct 17 Bank of Italy (Bank of America) opens its doors
  • Oct 18 Gustav Mahler's 5th symphony premieres in Cologne
  • Oct 19 Polytechnic University of the Philippines founded as Manila Business School through superintendence of American C.A. O'Reilley
  • Oct 20 Bolivia and Chile sign a treaty ending the War of the Pacific; ecognizing Chile's possession of the coast, providing for construction of a railway linking La Paz, Bolivia, to Arica on the coast
  • Oct 22 Russian fleet shoots at British fishing ship
  • Oct 27 First section of New York subway - Lower Manhattan to Broadway Harlem, opened by IRT (Interborough Rapid Transit), fare one nickel
  • Oct 28 St Louis police try a new investigation method - fingerprints
  • Oct 29 First intercity trucking service (Colorado City & Snyder, Texas)
  • Oct 29 Interborough Rapid Transit subway opens in New York City

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 1 George Bernard Shaw's "John Bull's Other Island" premieres in London

  • Nov 2 British newspaper "Daily Mirror" begins publishing
  • Nov 4 First stadium built specifically for football (Harvard Stadium)
  • Nov 8 American President Theodore Roosevelt (R) defeats Alton B. Parker (D)
  • Nov 8 Inventor and manufacturer Harvey Hubbell receives the first U.S. patent for a separable electric attachment plug
  • Nov 9 1st airplane flight to last more than 5 minutes
  • Nov 12 9th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 29-5 in Birmingham
  • Nov 14 King C Gillette patents Gillette razor blade
  • Nov 17 George Cohan's musical "Little Johnny Jones" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 18 General Esteban Huertas steps down after the government of Panama fears he wants to stage a coup.
  • Nov 23 3rd Olympic games close in St Louis
  • Nov 28 Germany defeats Hottentotten in Warmbad SW-Africa
  • Dec 6 Theodore Roosevelt confirms Monroe-doctrine (Roosevelt Corollary)
  • Dec 10 King Peter I of Serbia named nationalist regime
  • Dec 10 Founding of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity.
  • Dec 12 CMS McClellan's "Leah Kleschna" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 19 Dawson City hockey team begins 9 day walk to get a boat to Seattle to catch a train to Ottawa to play in Stanley Cup on Jan 13 1905
  • Dec 24 German SW Africa abolishes slavery of young children
  • Dec 27 'Peter Pan" by J. M. Barrie premieres at the Duke of York Theatre in London

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 433

  • Mar 11 Maurits Wertheim, Dutch writer (Isaac De Fuentes)
  • Mar 12 Ken James, cricket wicketkeeper (NZ's 1st Test, later Northants)
  • Mar 13 Henry Iliffe Cozens, pilot
  • Mar 14 Doris Eaton Travis, American actress, Ziegfeld girl
  • Mar 15 George Brent, actor (42nd St, Jezebel), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Mar 16 Clive Morton, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Moonraker), born in London, England
  • Mar 18 Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (d. 1926)
  • Mar 19 John J Sirica, US federal judge (Watergate hearings)
  • Mar 19 Tadeusz Zygfryd Kassern, composer
  • Mar 20 B[urrhus] F[rederic] Skinner, Pa, Behaviorism pioneer (Skinner box)
  • Mar 21 Nikolaos Skalkottas, composer
  • Mar 21 Forrest Mars Sr., American candymaker (d. 1999)
  • Mar 26 Emilio Fernandez, El Seco Mexico, director (La Choca, Flor Silvestre)
  • Mar 26 Hermann Schroeder, composer
  • Mar 26 Joseph Campbell, mythologist (Mythic Image)
  • Mar 26 Xenophon Zolotas, Greek economist, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2004)
  • Mar 28 Fosco Giachetti, Livorno Italy, actor (Wastrel, We the Living)
  • Mar 30 Akarova, [Marguerite Acarin], Belgian dancer (Les Biches)
  • Mar 30 Ripper Collins, baseball player (d. 1970)
  • Apr 1 Juan Gil-Albert, Spanish poet and writer, born in Alcoy (d. 1994)
  • Apr 3 Iron Eyes Cody, actor (Black Gold, Ernest Goes to Camp), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Apr 3 Peter Van Steeden, Amsterdam Neth, orchestra leader (Break the Bank)
  • Apr 3 Russel Wright, American industrial designer (d. 1976)
  • Apr 6 Kurt G Kiesinger, German chancellor (Wherever They May Be)
  • Apr 8 John Antill, Australian composer (Corroboree), born in Sydney (d. 1986)
  • Apr 8 John R Hicks, British economist (Nobel 1972)
  • Apr 9 Lyle Latell, IA, actor (Not of the Earth, Sky Dragon)
  • Apr 9 Sharkey Bonano, American musician (d. 1972)
  • Apr 11 Arthur Ernest Mourant, haematologist
  • Apr 11 Paul McGrath, actor (Witness, No Time for Love), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 12 Harald James Penrose, pilot
  • Apr 13 Georges Yves Marie Congar, dominican Theologian cardinal
  • Apr 13 Sir David Robinson, British philanthropist and entrepreneur (d. 1987)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 14 John Gielgud, actor and director (Arthur, Ages of Man), born in London, England

  • Apr 14 Lionel Birkett, cricketer (WI vice-capt on Australian tour 1930-31)
  • Apr 14 Reinout W van Bemmelen, Dutch geologist
  • Apr 14 Sonia Gaskell, Russian/Neth choreographer
  • Apr 15 Arshile Gorky, Armenian Artist (d. 1948)
  • Apr 16 Clifford Case, (Sen-R-NJ)
  • Apr 16 Fifi D'Orsay, actress (Life Jimmy Dolan, Girl from Calgary), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Apr 17 Edward Chodorov, playwright/director (Story of Louis Pasteur)
  • Apr 17 Naoomal Jeoomal, cricketer (pioneer Indian Test opening batsman)
  • Apr 18 Pigmeat Markham, American comedian (d. 1981)
  • Apr 20 Bruce Cabot, American actor (Diamonds are Forever, King Kong), born in Carlsbad, New Mexico (d. 1972)
  • Apr 20 George Stibitz, American scientist (d. 1995)
  • Apr 21 Gijsbert van Hall, banker/mayor of Amsterdam (1957-67)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 22 [Julius] Robert Oppenheimer, head of Manhattan (A-bomb) Project, born in NYC, New York

Father of the Atomic Bomb Robert Oppenheimer
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Robert Oppenheimer
  • Apr 23 Duncan Renaldo, Spain, actor (Cisco Kid)
  • Apr 23 Leslie French, actor/singer (More than a Miracle)
  • Apr 24 Willem De Kooning, Rotterdam Netherland, artist (North Atlantic Light)
  • Apr 26 Paul E "Cardinal" Leger, archbishop (Montreal)
  • Apr 27 Arthur F Burns, economist/chairman (Federal Reserve Board)
  • Apr 27 Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet (British Poet Laureate 1968-72) and detective writer (Nicholas Blake), born in Ballintubbert, Queen's County (d. 1972)
  • Apr 27 Ragnar Skrede, Norwegian poet (Lauvfall)
  • Apr 29 Enrico Mattei, Italian oil magnate
  • Apr 29 Russ Morgan, orchestra leader (Welcome Aboard), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • May 2 Georgi Dimitrov, composer
  • May 3 Charles "Red" Ruffing, NY Yankee pitcher, hitter (1930-46)
  • May 3 John Breeden, actor (Salute, Madame Racketeer, Joy Street), born in San Francisco, California
  • May 4 Umm Kulthum, Egyptian singer (official Date of Birth) (d. 1975)
  • May 5 Gordon Richards, British jockey (winner of 4,870 races)
  • May 6 Catherine Lacey, actress (Sorcerors), born in London, England
  • May 6 Harry Martinson, Sweden, novelist/poet (Trade Wind-Nobel 1974)
  • May 6 Raymond Bailey, American actor (d. 1980)
  • May 6 Moshe Feldenkrais, Ukrainian-born founder of the Feldenkrais method (d. 1984)
  • May 8 John Derrick Mordaunt Snagge, bBC news announcer/commentator
  • May 8 John Snagge, commentator (BBC)
  • May 10 David Brown, CEO (Aston Martin Lagonda)
  • May 11 Guus Weitzel, Dutch radio-announcer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 11 Salvador Dali, Spanish surrealist artist (Crucifixion), born in Figueres, Spain (d. 1989)

Painter Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali
  • May 13 Alfred Earle Birney, poet
  • May 13 Tim Wall, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia 1928-34)
  • May 14 Hans Albert Einstein, American professor (d. 1973)
  • May 14 Marcel Junod, Swiss physician (d. 1961)
  • May 15 Clifton Fadiman, American TV host (Information Please, Quiz Kids), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 15 Gustav-Adolf Boltenstein, Sweden, equest dressage (Oly-gold-1952, 56)
  • May 16 Hugh Plaxton, Canada, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • May 17 Jean Gabin, French actor (d. 1976)
  • May 18 Jacob K Javits, (Sen-R-NY)
  • May 19 Anthony Bushell, Kent England, actor (Journey's End)
  • May 19 Sven Thofelt, Sweden, pentathlete (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • May 20 Russell Hardie, actor (Sequoia, In Old Kentucky), born in Buffalo, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 21 Fats Waller [Thomas Wright], American jazz singer and composer (Ain't Misbehavin'), born in New York City (d. 1943)

Jazz Musician and Songwriter Fats Waller
Jazz Musician and Songwriter
Fats Waller
  • May 21 Robert Montgomery, Beacon NY, actor/dir (Earl of Chicago, Yellow Jack)
  • May 22 Anne de Vries, writer (Bartje)
  • May 22 Paul Viiding, Estonian poet (d. 1962)
  • May 24 Kenneth Buckley, British rear-admiral
  • May 24 Patrick Johnson, physicist
  • May 25 Kurt George Hugo Thomas, composer
  • May 26 George Formby, [William Booth], British singer/comic (Let George Do It)
  • May 26 Vlado Perlemuter, Polish pianist (d. 2002)
  • May 27 Chuhei Nambu, Japanese athlete (d. 1997)
  • May 28 Shalva Mikhaylovich Mshvelidze, composer
  • May 29 Robert Knox, bacteriologist
  • May 30 Ernesto de la Guardia Jr, President of Panama (1956-60)
  • Jun 2 Johnny Weissmuller, actor (Tarzan)/100m swimmer (Oly-5 gold-1924, 28)
  • Jun 2 Frank Runacres, English artist (d. 1

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 3 Charles R. Drew, American physician, surgeon, and pioneer of blood plasma research, born in Washington, D. C. (d. 1950)

Surgeon and Medical Researcher Charles R. Drew
Surgeon and Medical Researcher
Charles R. Drew
  • Jun 3 Jan Peerce, [Jacob Pincus Perelmuth], tenor (NY Met Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 10 Frederick Loewe, composer (Learner & Loewe)

Famous Weddings

  • Please go to a prior page.

Famous Deaths

  • Please go to a prior page.