What Happened in 1904

Historical Events

  • Feb 9 Japanese land troops at Chemulpo (Inchon), near Seoul, Korea; within the next three weeks they will have advanced to the Yalu River, the border of Manchuria
  • Feb 23 United States acquires control of the Panama Canal Zone for $10 million

1904 in Music

1904 in Sport

  • Apr 21 Ty Cobb makes his pro debut for Augusta (South Atlantic League)
  • May 5 Cy Young pitches the first perfect game in "modern" baseball as the Boston Americans beat Philadelphia Athletics, 3-0
  • May 21 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) forms in Paris

Did You Know?

First New Year's Eve celebration held in Times Square, New York City

On December 31, 1904

Famous People in 1904

Would You Believe?

First section of New York subway - Lower Manhattan to Broadway Harlem, opened by Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT), fare one nickel

On October 27, 1904

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 28 German chancellor Konrad Adenauer (28) weds Emma Weyer at St. Stephan Catholic Church in Lindenthal, Germany
  • Feb 2 US blues singer Gertrude Pridgett marries comic William Rainey
  • Jun 14 Ragtime composer Scott Joplin (35) weds Freddie Alexander (19) in Arkansas

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