On This Day

What Happened on December 24, 1904

Historical Events

  • German SW Africa abolishes slavery of young children

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Womack, American Piedmont blues guitarist, singer and harmonica player, born in Danville, Virginia (d. 1996)
  • Herbert D. Riley, US Navy vice-admiral (WW II, Guadalcanal, Okinawa), born in Maryland, United States (d. 1973)
  • Joseph Moses Juran, Romanian-born American industrial engineer and philanthropist, born in Brăila, Romania (d. 2008)

Famous Deaths

  • Julien Dillens, Flemish sculptor (Anspach Monument), dies at 55
1904 Highlights

About December 24, 1904

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 11 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn