On This Day

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)
  • William L Shirer, historian (Rise & Fall of 3rd Reich)

Famous Deaths

  • Mahendralal Sarkar, Indian homeopath doctor and founder of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, dies at 70
1904 Highlights

About February 23, 1904

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 117 years and 8 months
Leap Year: Yes

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