On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1904

Historical Events

  • NYC begins building Grand Central Station

Famous Birthdays

  • Wendell Stanley, American biochemist, first to crystallize a virus (Nobel 1946), born in Ridgeville, Indiana (d. 1971)
1904 Highlights

About August 16, 1904

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo