On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1904

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Historical Events


Olympic Games1st US Olympic Games

III Summer (Modern) Olympic Games open in St Louis, the first held in the United States
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Poster promoting the 1904 Summer Olympic Games in St. Louis
Poster promoting the 1904 Summer Olympic Games in St. Louis
  • Willie Anderson becomes the first 2-time Western Open golf champion, beating fellow Scot Alex Smith by 4 strokes at Michigan's Kent CC

Famous Birthdays

  • Mary Calderone, American physician and founder (planned parenthood), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)