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, American jazz pianist (Benny Goodman, 1935-39; the Great Gatsby), born in Bird's Point, Missouri (d. 1995)
Born in 1904

About August 11, 1904

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 119 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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