September 1904 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 4 Dalai Lama signs treaty allowing British commerce in Tibet
  • 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 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 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)

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 4 Julian Hill, research chemist
  • Sep 6 Karlo Arvi Kivimaa, Finnish writer (Groenende Cross)
  • Sep 10 Max Shachtman, American politician (d. 1972)
  • Sep 14 Anton Zischka, Austrian writer (Lebendiges Europa)
  • Sep 15 Umberto II, van Piemonte, the last King of Italy (ruled 1946)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 17 Frederick Ashton, British choreographer (Cinderella), born in Guayaquil, Ecuador (d. 1988)

Choreographer Frederick Ashton
Frederick Ashton
  • Sep 19 Bergen Evans, Ohio, English professor ($64,000 Question)
  • Sep 19 Karen Aabye, Danish author (Less bedstemor there jomfru)
  • Sep 21 Hans Hartung, German/French painter
  • Sep 22 Ellen Church, American 1st female airline stewardess (United flight in 1930 from San Francisco to Cheyenne), born in Cresco, Iowa (d. 1965)
  • Sep 23 Meyer Schapiro, Lithuanian-born American art historian, born in ┼áiauliai, Russian Empire
  • Sep 24 Owen Saunders, mechanical engineer
  • Sep 25 Columbus O'Donnell Iselin, New Rochelle, New York, American oceanographer
  • Sep 28 Hendrik J Hofstra, Dutch minister of Finance (PvdA)
  • Sep 29 Dorothy Emmet, philosopher

Deaths in History

  • Sep 13 Raden Ayu Kartini, Indonesian national heroine (b. 1879)
  • Sep 18 Herbert von Bismarck, German politician/son of Otto, dies
  • Sep 21 Chief Joseph, US indian chief (Nez Perces), dies
  • Sep 26 Lafcadio Hearn, author (Soul of the Great Ball), dies at 54
  • Sep 26 John F. Stairs, Canadian businessman and statesman (b. 1848)
  • Sep 29 Niels Ryberg Finnen, Danish physician (Nobel 1903), dies