What Happened in December 1904

Historical Events

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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
  • Dec 10 Founding of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity.

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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 6 Eve Denise Curie, French pianist/author/daughter of Madame Curie
  • Dec 7 Clarence Nash, American voice actor (Donald Duck), born in Watonga, Oklahoma (d. 1985)
  • Dec 7 Konstantin Sokolsky, Russian singer (d. 1991)
  • Dec 8 Wilmer L Allison Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1935)
  • 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 (d 1993)
  • Dec 12 Jim Christy, righty cricket batter (Transvaal, Queensland & South Africa)
  • Dec 15 Kermit Bloomgarden, producer (Diary of Anne Frank, Music Man)
  • Dec 15 William Hitzig, Austrian Maxwell physician
  • Dec 16 Edward Morris Bernstein, economist
  • Dec 17 Paul Cadmus, etcher/painter (Sailors & Floozies), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 18 George Stevens, US director (Alice Adams, Penny Serenade)
  • Dec 18 Wilf Carter, Canadian country and western singer, born in Port Hilford, Nova Scotia (d. 1996)
  • Dec 20 [Schmidt] Hans Burkhardt, artist
  • Dec 22 Louis-Eugene-Felix Neel, Lyon France, physicist (Nobel 1970)
  • Dec 24 Daniel K Womack, singer/guitarist
  • Dec 24 Herbert D Riley, US vice-admiral (WW II, Guadalcanal, Okinawa)
  • Dec 24 Joseph Moses Juran, American industrial engineer and philanthropist.
  • Dec 25 Gerhard Herzberg, Can, physicist (molecular structure-Nobel 1971)
  • Dec 26 Alenjo Carpentier, Cuban/French writer (Guerra del Tiempo)
  • 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, UK, NHL goalie (Vezina winner)
  • Dec 31 Nathan Milstein, Odessa Russia, concert violinist (Philadelphia Orch 1942)
  • Dec 31 Umm Kulthum [Ibrahim], Egyptian singer and actress, born in Tummāy al-Zahāyrah, Egypt (d. 1975)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 10 James Cranston, cricketer (scored 16 & 15 in Test for England), dies
  • Dec 24 Juliaan Dillens, Flemish sculptor, dies at 55
  • Dec 25 Per Jonas Fredrik Vilhelm Svedbom, composer, dies at 61