On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 1904

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ålesund Fire: the Norwegian coastal town Ålesund is devastated by fire, leaving 10,000 people homeless and one person dead. Kaiser Wilhelm II funds the rebuilding of the town in Jugendstil style.

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II

Famous Birthdays

  • Theodor Schaefer, Czech composer & pedagogue, born in Telč, Czech Republic (d. 1969)
1904 Highlights

About January 23, 1904

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius