On This Day

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)

Famous Deaths


Confederate General James Longstreet
Confederate General
James Longstreet
  • 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? 117 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn