On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1904

Historical Events


AustraliaFirst Labour Government

Chris Watson resigns as Prime Minister of Australia and is succeeded by George Reid

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Australia's first Labor ministry, the first in the world
Australia's first Labor ministry, the first in the world
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Famous Birthdays

  • Sterling W Cole, (Rep-R-NY)
  • [Francis] Max Factor, American CEO of Max Factor Cosmetics, born in St. Louis, Missouri
1904 Highlights

About August 18, 1904

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo