What Happened on February 23, 1904

Historical Events

  • Having occupied Korea, Japan signs a treaty with Korea under which it becomes a Japanese protectorate in return for Japanese protection from other powers
  • United States acquires control of the Panama Canal Zone for $10 million

Famous Birthdays

  • Leopold Trepper, Polish-Israeli spy (founded CP Palestina), born in Nowy Targ, Poland, Austria-Hungary (d. 1982)
  • William L. Shirer, American journalist and historian (Rise & Fall of 3rd Reich), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1993)
Born in 1904

Famous Deaths

  • Mahendralal Sarkar, Indian homeopath doctor and founder of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, dies at 70

About February 23, 1904

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 119 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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