On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 1904

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (future Pope John XXIII) becomes a priest

  • Battle of the Yellow Sea: Japanese fleet prevented Russians breaking out of Port Arthur
  • Dutch newspaper Volk fires gay journalist Jacob de Cock
  • NY Highlanders pitcher Jack Chesbro ends string of 30 consecutive complete games in a 5-1 loss to Chicago White Sox at South Side Park, Chicago

Famous Birthdays

  • Geraldo [Gerald Walcan Bright], British "sweet music" dance band leader (Gaucho Tango Orchestra), born in London, England (d. 1974)

Famous Deaths

  • Pierre Waldeck-Rousseau, French politician (29th Prime Minister of France), dies at 57
1904 Highlights

About August 10, 1904

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 117 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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