On This Day

What Happened in December 1904

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 6 Theodore Roosevelt confirms Monroe-doctrine (Roosevelt Corollary)

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Dec 10 King Peter I of Serbia named nationalist regime

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Dec 10 Ivan Pavlov awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for work on the physiology of digestion, first Russian to win a Nobel Prize

Physiologist Ivan Pavlov
Physiologist
Ivan Pavlov
  • Dec 10 Founding of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity.

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Dec 10 John William Strutt [Lord Rayleigh] and William Ramsay are presented with the Nobel Prize for Physics for their discovery of Argon

Physicist and Nobel Laureate John William Strutt
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
John William Strutt
  • Dec 12 CMS McClellan's "Leah Kleschna" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 19 Dawson City hockey team begins 9 day walk to get a boat to Seattle to catch a train to Ottawa to play in Stanley Cup on Jan 13 1905
  • Dec 24 German SW Africa abolishes slavery of young children
  • Dec 27 'Peter Pan" by J. M. Barrie premieres at the Duke of York Theatre in London
  • Dec 27 W B Yeats and Lady Gregory's "On Baile's Strand" premieres in Dublin
  • Dec 28 1st daily wireless weather forecasts published (London)
  • Dec 31 First New Year's Eve celebration held in Times Square (then Longacre Square), in New York City

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 W A "Tony" Boyle, United Mine Workers president
  • Dec 3 Juan E Yrausquin, founder (Party of Patriot Arubans)/minister
  • Dec 3 Edgar Moon, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ships 1930), born in Forest Hill NSW (d. 1976)
  • Dec 6 Ève Curie, French author and daughter of Madame Curie, born in Paris (d. 2007)
  • Dec 7 Clarence Nash, American voice actor (Donald Duck), born in Watonga, Oklahoma (d. 1985)
  • Dec 7 Konstantin Sokolsky, Russian singer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1991)
  • Dec 8 Wilmer Allison, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1935), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1977)
  • Dec 9 Roger Wolcott Sperry, physicist
  • Dec 9 Robert Livingston, American actor (Three Mesquiteers, The Lone Ranger and Zorro), born in Quincy, Illinois (d. 1988)
  • Dec 11 Joe Coral [Joseph Kagarlitski], British bookmaker (Gala Coral Group), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1996)
  • Dec 11 Marge, American cartoonist (created Little Lulu), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)
  • Dec 12 Jim Christy, South African cricket batsman (10 Tests; top score 103 1932; Transvaal, Queensland), born in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa (d. 1971)
  • Dec 14 Jack Westland, American politician (US House of Representatives 1953-65) and golfer (US Amateur C'ship 1952), born in Everett, Washington (d. 1982)
  • Dec 15 Kermit Bloomgarden, American producer (The Diary of Anne Frank, Music Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • Dec 15 William Hitzig, Austrian Maxwell physician, born in Austria (d. 1983)
  • Dec 16 Edward Morris Bernstein, economist
  • Dec 17 Paul Cadmus, etcher/painter (Sailors & Floozies), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 18 George Stevens, American director (Alice Adams, Penny Serenade)
  • Dec 18 Wilf Carter, Canadian country and western singer, born in Port Hilford, Nova Scotia (d. 1996)
  • Dec 20 Hans Burkhardt, Swiss-American abstract artist, born in Basel, Switzerland
  • Dec 22 Louis-Eugene-Felix Neel, French physicist (Nobel 1970), born in Lyon, France (d. 2000)
  • Dec 24 Daniel K Womack, American singer & guitarist, born in Danville, Virginia (d. 1996)
  • Dec 24 Herbert D. Riley, US Navy vice-admiral (WW II, Guadalcanal, Okinawa), born in Maryland, United States (d. 1973)
  • Dec 24 Joseph Moses Juran, Romanian-born American industrial engineer and philanthropist, born in Brăila, Romania (d. 2008)
  • Dec 25 Gerhard Herzberg, Can, physicist (molecular structure-Nobel 1971)
  • Dec 26 Alenjo Carpentier, Cuban/French writer (Guerra del Tiempo)
  • Dec 26 Young Stribling, American boxer (vs Max Schmeling, Ring Magazine fight of the year 1931), born in Bainbridge, Georgia (d. 1933)
  • Dec 28 Clabon W Allen, Australian/British astronomer
  • Dec 28 Sergei Yutkevich, director (Otello, Banya), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • Dec 30 Dmitry B Kabalevsky, composer (In the Fire) [OS 17 Dec], born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • Dec 31 Chuck Gardiner, Canadian NHL goalie (Vezina winner), born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom (d. 1934)
  • Dec 31 Nathan Milstein, Ukrainian-American concert violinist (Philadelphia Orch 1942), born in Odessa, Ukraine

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 10 James Cranston, cricketer (scored 16 & 15 in Test for England), dies
  • Dec 24 Julien Dillens, Flemish sculptor (Anspach Monument), dies at 55
  • Dec 25 Vilhelm Svedbom, Swedish composer, dies at 61