February 1904 in History

Events in History

  • 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
  • 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

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

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 2 Buzurg Alavi, Persian author (Panjah va sih nafar, Namal'ha)
  • Feb 3 Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, gangster and FBI Most Wanted criminal
  • Feb 3 Roger Makins, diplomat
  • Feb 4 Herman B Wiardi Beckman, Dutch politician (SDAP)/resistance fighter
  • Feb 4 MacKinlay Kantor, Webster City Iowa, novelist (Andersonville)
  • Feb 11 Henry R LaBouisse, headed UNICEF (1965-79)
  • Feb 11 Keith Holyoake, New Zealand PM (1960-72)
  • Feb 14 Charles William Oatley, electrical engineer
  • Feb 14 Hanning Phillips, Lord Lieutenant (Dyfed)
  • Feb 14 Hertha Kuusinen, Finnish communist
  • Feb 15 Mary Adshead, muralist/painter
  • Feb 16 George F Kennan, US ambassador (to Moscow), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 17 Albert Kuyle, [Louis Kuitenbrouwer], Dutch writer (Jesus' Robe)
  • Feb 17 Hans Morgenthau, German political philosopher (d. 1980)
  • Feb 19 Havank, [HF vqan der Kallen], Dutch thriller writer (St Eustache)
  • Feb 20 Aleksei N Kosygin, Soviet premier (1964-80)
  • Feb 22 Peter Hurd, Roswell NM, painter (Portrait of Jose Herrera)
  • Feb 23 Leopold Trepper, Polish/Israeli spy/founded (CP Palestina)
  • Feb 23 William L Shirer, historian (Rise & Fall of 3rd Reich)
  • Feb 25 Adelle Davis, author (Lets Stay Healthy)/nutritionist (died of cancer)
  • Feb 27 James Thomas Farrell, US, author (Studs Lonigan trilogy)
  • Feb 27 Yulii Borisovich Khariton, Russian physicist (d. 1996)
  • Feb 29 Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausen

Deaths in History

  • Feb 1 Peter PM Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch historian/writer, dies at 76
  • Feb 2 William C. Whitney, American financier (b. 1841)
  • Feb 10 John A. Roche, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1844)
  • Feb 22 Leslie Stephen, English writer and critic (b. 1832)