What Happened in July 1904

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 3rd modern Olympic games opens in St Louis
  • Jul 5 Giants 18-game winning streak ends as Phillies win 6-5 in 10 inn
  • Jul 5 4th Davis Cup: British Isles beats Belgium in Wimbledon (5-0)
  • Jul 6 Two Russian cruisers move into the Red Sea and begin to stop ships of Britain, Germany, and other nations they believe friendly to Japan

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jul 6 The US Democratic Party nominates little known New York judge Alton B. Parker for presidential nominee - virtually assuring the election of Theodore Roosevelt

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Jul 9 10th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 303 at Glen View Club IL
  • Jul 15 1st Buddhist temple in US forms, Los Angeles
  • Jul 16 Islands of Manu'a group (Samoa) ceded to US by their chiefs
  • Jul 19 Dutch Premier Kuypers disbands 1st Chamber
  • Jul 21 After 13 years, the 4,607-mile Trans-Siberian railway is completed
  • Jul 21 Camille Jenatzy sets world auto speed record at 65.79 MPH
  • Jul 23 Ice cream cone created during St Louis World Fair - the 1st cone reputedly by Charles E. Menches
  • Jul 24 2nd Tour de France won by Henri Cornet of France
  • Jul 28 Rafael Reyes becomes dictator of Colombia after losing Panama
  • Jul 28 Interior Minister of Russia, Vyacheslav Plehve is assassinated; as leader of the most reactionary elements of government, he was hated for his repressive policies

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Mary Calderone, physician/founder (planned parenthood)
  • Jul 2 Carl Weinrich, composer
  • Jul 2 Gerarda "Meik" Rueter, Dutch (sculptress, if that word exists)
  • Jul 4 Angela Baddeley, actress (Ghost Train, Tom Jones), born in London, England
  • Jul 4 Artur Malawski, composer
  • Jul 4 Seger Pillot Ellis, pianist/vocalist
  • Jul 5 Don Goddard, Binghamton NY, news anchor (ABC Evening News 1958-59)
  • Jul 5 Franz Adolf Syberg, composer
  • Jul 5 Harold Acton, English/Italian historian/art collector
  • Jul 5 Milburn Stone, American actor (Gunsmoke, Pickup on South Street), born in Burrton, Kansas (d. 1980)
  • Jul 5 Ernst Mayr, German-American biologist (evolutionary theory), born in Kempten, Bavaria, Germany (d. 2005)
  • Jul 5 Josephine Wilson, British actress (The Lady Vanishes, We Dive at Dawn), boern in Bromley, England (d. 1990)
  • Jul 6 Robert Whitney, Newcastle-on-Tyne England, conductor (Sospiro do Roma)
  • Jul 6 Erik Wickberg, Salvation Army general (d. 1996)
  • Jul 7 Simone Beck, French chef (d. 1991)
  • Jul 8 Bill Challis, arranger/pianist
  • Jul 8 Henri Cartan, French mathematician, born in Nancy (d. 2008)
  • Jul 10 Iša Krejčí, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1968)

Person of interestPablo Neruda

Jul 12 Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet (Residence on Earth-Nobel 1971), born in Parral, Chile (d. 1973)

  • Jul 14 Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish Yiddish novelist (Enemies-Nobel 1978)
  • Jul 15 Rudolf Arnheim, German-born author (d. 2007)
  • Jul 16 Goffredo Petrassi, Zagarolo Italy, composer (Beatitudines)
  • Jul 16 Leo Joseph Suenens, Cardinal (Belgium)
  • Jul 17 Jef Alpaerts, Flemish pianist/conductor
  • Jul 23 Adone Zecchi, composer
  • Jul 24 James R Killian Jr, MIT pres (1948-59)
  • Jul 24 Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (d. 1991)
  • Jul 24 Nikolay Kuznetsov, Russian naval commander (Admiral of the Fleet during World War II), born in Medvedki, Russian Empire (d. 1974)
  • Jul 26 Jack Allan Westrup, composer
  • Jul 27 Agnes Yarnall, sculptor, artist, author laa, 1987
  • Jul 27 Anton Dolin, [Patrick Healey-Kay], dancer (Girl From Petrovka)
  • Jul 27 Kenneth Tompkins Bainbridge, physicist
  • Jul 28 [John] Selwyn [Brooke] Lloyd, British statsman
  • Jul 29 J. R. D. Tata, Indian industrialist (d. 1993)
  • Jul 30 Salvador Novo, Mexican writer (d. 1974)
  • Jul 31 Arthur Daley, American sportswriter (NY Times-Pulitzer 1956), born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
  • Jul 31 Brett Halliday, American writer (Dividend on Death), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1977)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 21 Sinclair Oil founder Harry Ford Sinclair (28) weds Elizabeth Farrell

Founder of Sinclair Oil Harry Ford Sinclair
Founder of Sinclair Oil
Harry Ford Sinclair

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 3 Theodor Herzl, Austrian journalist/Zionist, dies
  • Jul 3 Edouard Beaupré, Canadian giant and strongman (b. 1881)
  • Jul 5 Abai Kunanbaiuli, Kazakh poet (b. 1845)
  • Jul 14 President of Transvaal Paul Kruger, the face of Boer resistance against the British during the South African or Second Boer War (1899–1902), heart failure at 78

Person of interestAnton Chekhov

Jul 15 Anton Chekhov, Russian writer (Uncle Vanya), dies at 44

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov
  • Jul 22 Wilson Barrett, British manager, actor, and playwright (The Sign of the Cross), dies at 58
  • Jul 23 John Simon, public health pioneer, dies
  • Jul 28 Plehve, Russian foreign minister (bomb under carriage), dies