1904 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 150 of 150

  • 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
  • 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

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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)
  • 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 10 Liberty Theater opens at 234 W 42nd St NYC
  • 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 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 Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT), fare one nickel
  • Oct 28 St Louis police try a new investigation method - fingerprints
  • Oct 29 First intercity trucking service (Colorado City & Snyder, Texas)

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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)

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Nov 8 American President Theodore Roosevelt (R) defeats Alton B. Parker (D)

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 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 14 King C Gillette patents Gillette razor blade
  • Nov 18 General Esteban Huertas steps down after the government of Panama fears he wants to stage a coup.
  • 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 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
  • Dec 27 W B Yeats/Lady Gregory's "On Baile's Strand" premieres in Dublin
  • Dec 28 1st daily wireless weather forecasts published (London)
  • Dec 31 First New Year's Eve celebration held in Times Square (then Longacre Square), in New York City

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 217

  • Jun 20 Heinrich von Brentano di Tremezzo, German Foreign Minister
  • Jun 23 Carleton Coon, prof of anthropology (What in the World)
  • Jun 24 Kurt Kusenberg, German writer (Wein Auf Lebenszeit)
  • Jun 25 Jan van Axel, [Johannes P Kraakman], Dutch director (Overschotje)
  • Jun 26 Frank Scott Hogg, Canadian astronomer (d. 1951)
  • Jul 1 Mary Calderone, physician/founder (planned parenthood)
  • Jul 2 Gerarda "Meik" Rueter, Dutch (sculptress, if that word exists)
  • Jul 5 Harold Acton, English/Italian historian/art collector
  • Jul 5 Ernst Mayr, American biologist (d. 2005)
  • Jul 6 Erik Wickberg, Salvation Army general (d. 1996)
  • Jul 7 Simone Beck, French chef (d. 1991)
  • Jul 8 Henri Cartan, French mathematician, born in Nancy (d. 2008)

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Jul 12 Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet (Residence on Earth-Nobel 1971), born in Parral, Chile (d. 1973)

  • Jul 15 Rudolf Arnheim, German-born author (d. 2007)
  • Jul 16 Leo Joseph Suenens, Cardinal (Belgium)
  • Jul 24 James R Killian Jr, MIT pres (1948-59)
  • Jul 27 Agnes Yarnall, sculptor, artist, author laa, 1987
  • Jul 27 Kenneth Tompkins Bainbridge, physicist
  • Jul 28 [John] Selwyn [Brooke] Lloyd, British statsman
  • Jul 29 J. R. D. Tata, Indian industrialist (d. 1993)
  • Jul 30 Salvador Novo, Mexican writer (d. 1974)
  • Jul 31 Brett Halliday, American writer (d. 1977)
  • Aug 3 Clifford D[onald] Simak, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Empire, Way Station)
  • Aug 4 Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author (Ferdydurke, Pornography)
  • Aug 5 Kenneth Thimann, botanist
  • Aug 6 M Revis, [Willem Fisherman], author (Gelakte Brain)

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Aug 7 Ralph Bunche, founder/diplomat (UN) (Nobel 1950), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1971)

Diplomat and Nobel Laureate Ralph Bunche
Diplomat and Nobel Laureate
Ralph Bunche
  • Aug 12 Aleksei N Romanov, son of Tsar Nicholas II [OS=July 30]
  • Aug 12 Frank Ervin, harness racer (Hambletonian 1959, 66)
  • Aug 16 Wendell Stanley, biochemist, 1st to crystallize a virus (Nobel 1946)
  • Aug 17 Mary Cain, American newspaper editor and politician (d. 1984)
  • Aug 18 Max Factor Jr, CEO (Max Factor Cosmetics)
  • Aug 18 Sterling W Cole, (Rep-R-NY)
  • Aug 18 [Francis] Max Factor, cosmetics manufacturer (Max Factor)
  • Aug 19 Ted Nightingale, former colonial governor
  • Aug 20 Jaap [Jacob AW] Burger, chairman (PvdA)

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Aug 22 Deng Xiaoping, Chinese revolutionary and paramount leader of China (1978-92), born in Guang'an, Sichuan (d. 1997)

Paramount Leader of China Deng Xiaoping
Paramount Leader of China
Deng Xiaoping
  • Aug 26 Christopher Isherwood, English novelist (Goodbye to Berlin), born in High Lane, Cheshire (d. 1986)
  • Aug 27 Norah Lofts, British author (d. 1983)
  • Aug 27 John Hay Whitney, American financier (d. 1982)
  • Aug 28 Secondo Campini, Italian jet engine pioneer (d. 1980)
  • Aug 29 Werner Forssman, German urologist (Nobel 1956)
  • 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)

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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 Šiauliai, 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
  • Oct 1 Otto Robert Frisch, Austrian-born physicist (d. 1979)
  • Oct 1 A.K. Gopalan, Indian communist leader (d. 1977)
  • Oct 2 Dermot Boyle, marshal (RAF)
  • Oct 2 Godfrey Baseley, radio executive
  • Oct 2 Shi Lal Bahadur Shastri, India premier (1964-66)

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Oct 2 [Henry] Graham Greene, English novelist (Brighton Rock, The Power and the Glory), born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire (d. 1991)

  • Oct 3 Charles Pedersen, UK, biochemist (Nobel 1987)
  • Oct 4 Rene Mable Neighbour Cloke, illustrator
  • Oct 5 George Chesterman Phillips, naval officer
  • Oct 6 Horst Lange, German writer (The Long Lament), born in Liegnitz, Silesia (d. 1971)
  • Oct 9 J Dito, Dutch dominican/broadcast chairman (KRO, 1938-45)
  • Oct 12 Ding Ling, Chinese writer (d. 1986)
  • Oct 12 Lester Dent, American writer (d. 1959)
  • Oct 13 Jutta Hecker, German writer, born in Weimar (d. 2002)
  • Oct 15 Julian Hodge, British financier/multi-millionaire (Hodge Group)
  • Oct 18 A. J. Liebling, American journalist (d. 1963)
  • Oct 20 Tommy Clement Douglas, Canadian politician (d. 1986)

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Oct 20 Tommy Douglas, Canadian politician (Father of Medicare), born in Falkirk, Scotland (d. 1986)

Father of Medicare Tommy Douglas
Father of Medicare
Tommy Douglas
  • Oct 21 Edmond [Moore] Hamilton, US, sci-fi author (Danger Planet)
  • Oct 21 Patrick Kavanagh, Irish poet (d. 1967)

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Oct 24 Moss Hart, playwright (You Can't Take it With You, Act 1), born in The Bronx, New York

Playwright Moss Hart
Moss Hart
  • Oct 30 Paul D Stoop, US vice-admiral (WW II-Coral Sea)
  • Nov 4 Walter Bauer, German Canadian writer, born in Merseburg (d. 1976)
  • Nov 4 Tadeusz Żyliński, Polish technician and textilist (d. 1967)
  • Nov 8 Cedric Belfrage English-born writer (d. 1990)
  • Nov 9 Viktor Brack, Nazi physician (d. 1948)
  • Nov 11 Alger Hiss, State Department official hid papers in a pumpkin
  • Nov 11 J. H. C. Whitehead, British mathematician (d. 1960)
  • Nov 14 Marya Mannes, American author (The Reporter), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 16 Frederik van der Meer, Dutch archaeologist/art historian
  • Nov 16 Nnamdi Benjamin "Zik" Azikiwe, politician
  • Nov 17 Isamu Noguchi, sculptor (1963 Fine Arts Medal)
  • Nov 18 Theodore DN Besterman, British bibliographer
  • Nov 18 Jean Paul Lemieux, Quebec painter (d. 1990)
  • Nov 19 Jacob "Jaap" Nanninga, Dutch painter
  • Nov 20 Alexandra Danilova, ballet great
  • Nov 25 Ba Jin, Chinese novelist (d. 2005)
  • Nov 26 Armand Frappier, French-Canadian physician and microbiologist (d. 1991)
  • Nov 28 James O Eastland, (Sen-D-Miss)
  • Nov 28 Nancy Mitford, English author (Love in a Cold Climate), one of the Mitford sisters, born in London (d. 1973)
  • Nov 29 Egon Eiermann, German architect (d. 1970)
  • Nov 30 Clyfford Still, US, abstract painter
  • Dec 1 W A "Tony" Boyle, United Mine Workers president

Weddings in History

Deaths in History