On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1904

Historical Events

  • British mystic Aleister Crowley transcribes the first chapter of the Book of the Law
  • Entente Cordiale between Britain and France
  • Great Britain and France establish their Entente Cordiale, a technical treaty settling long-standing disagreements over Morocco, Egypt, Africa, and the Pacific
  • New York City changes the name of Longacre Square to Times Square, in honor of The New York Times’s move to the area

Famous Birthdays

  • John Antill, Australian composer (Corroboree; New Guinea Patrol), born in Sydney (d. 1986)
  • John R. Hicks, British economist ( Value and Capital), (Nobel Memorial Prize for Economic Science 1972), born in Warwick, England (d. 1989)
1904 Highlights

About April 8, 1904

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 117 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries