On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1904

Historical Events

  • German-ltalian General Von Trotha defeats Herero in SW Africa
  • The Russian fleet in the harbor of at Port Arthur is exposed to Russian guns on the hill above the harbor; Russian ships attempt escape, but most are forced back into harbor by Japanese ships

Famous Birthdays

  • Jess Stacy, jazz pianist, born in Bird's Point, Missouri (d. 1995)
1904 Highlights

About August 11, 1904

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 117 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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