Historical Events in January 1904

  • Jan 1 Neth Indies colony begins opium production
  • Jan 4 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 beat Winnipeg Rowing Club, 2 games to 1
  • Jan 4 In 'Gonzales v Williams', the US Supreme Court rules that Puerto Ricans are not aliens and may not be refused admission into continental United States; not until 1917 will citizenship rights be granted
  • Jan 5 -34°F (-36.7°C), River Vale, New Jersey (state record)
  • Jan 5 -42°F (-41.1°C), Smethport, Pennsylvania (state record)
  • Jan 5 England beat Australia at the MCG, Rhodes 7-56 & 8-68

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Jan 7 Marconi Co establishes "CQD" as 1st international radio distress signal

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi
  • Jan 8 Pope Pius X banned low cut dresses in the presence of churchmen
  • Jan 11 Herero people of South West Africa, now Namibia, begin uprising
  • Jan 12 Southwest Africa uprising under Samuel Maherero against German garison

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Jan 17 Anton Chekhov's "Cherry Orchard" opens at Moscow Art Theater

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov
  • Jan 21 Leos Janacek's opera "Jenufa" premieres in Brno

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Jan 23 Ålesund Fire: the Norwegian coastal town Ålesund is devastated by fire, leaving 10,000 people homeless and one person dead. Kaiser Wilhelm II funds the rebuilding of the town in Jugendstil style.

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Jan 25 179 die in coal mine explosion at Cheswick, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 25 J M Synge's "Ruders to the Sea" premieres in Dublin
  • Jan 28 1st college sports letters given to Seniors who played on University of Chicago's football team are awarded blankets with letter "C" on them
  • Jan 29 1st athletic letters given (Univ of Chicago football team)
  • Jan 31 Bela Bartok's symphony "Kossuth" premieres