What Happened on January 2, 1904

Famous Birthdays

  • James Melton, American pop (1920-30's) and operatic tenor (Metropolitan Opera, 1942-50), born in Moultrie, Georgia (d. 1961)
  • Walter Heitler, German physicist, quantum field theorist, philosopher, and writer (Man and Science), born in Karlsruhe, German Empire (d. 1981)

Famous Deaths

James LongstreetJames Longstreet (1821-1904)

American Confederate general (1st Corps, ANV), dies at 82

  • Mathilde Bonaparte, French princess (daughter of Napoleon's brother Jérôme Bonaparte and his second wife, Catharina of Württemberg, daughter of King Frederick I of Württemberg) and socialite, dies at 83
1904 Highlights

About January 2, 1904

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 118 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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