On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1904

Historical Events

  • Libanus McLouth Todd of Rochester, New York patents his check-writing machine, the Protectograph designed to protect against check forgers

Famous Deaths

  • Friedrich Ratzel, German social-geographer (Lebensraum), dies at 59
1904 Highlights

About August 9, 1904

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 2 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo