Historical Events in February 1904

  • Feb 4 John Millington Synge's "Well of Saints" premieres in Dublin
  • Feb 5 American occupation of Cuba ends
  • Feb 6 Japan notifies Russia that in view of Russia's delaying tactics and provocative military action, Japan is ending negotiations and recalling its members from Moscow
  • Feb 7 Baltimore catches fire (1500 buildings destroyed in 80 blocks)
  • Feb 9 Japanese land troops at Chemulpo (Inchon), near Seoul, Korea; within the next three weeks they will have advanced to the Yalu River, border of Manchuria
  • Feb 10 Japan and Russia declare war

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Feb 17 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Madama Butterfly" premieres in Milan

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Giacomo Puccini
  • Feb 21 National Ski Association forms in Ishpeming Mich
  • Feb 22 The United Kingdom sells a meteorological station on the South Orkney Islands to Argentina; the islands are subsequently claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908.
  • Feb 22 The Hague Tribunal gives its decision in claims against Venezuela; it sets the sum to be paid by Venezuela and gives preferential treatment to the three powers that initiated the block - Britain, Germany, and Italy
  • Feb 23 United States acquires control of the Panama Canal Zone for $10 million
  • Feb 23 Having occupied Korea, Japan signs a treaty with Korea under which it becomes a Japanese protectorate in return for Japanese protection from other powers
  • Feb 25 J M Synge's "Riders to the Sea" opens at Irish National Theater Society
  • Feb 25 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Toronto Marlboroughs in 2 games
  • Feb 28 Vincent d'Indy's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 29 Theodore Roosevelt, appoints 7-man Panama Canal Commission to proceed with completing a canal at the Isthmus

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt