On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1904

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 2nd Tour de France won by Henri Cornet of France

Famous Birthdays

  • James R. Killian Jr., 10th president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1948-59), born in Blacksburg, South Carolina (d. 1988)
  • Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (Bugler's Dream), born in Lyon, France (d. 1991)
  • Nikolay Kuznetsov, Russian naval commander (Admiral of the Fleet during World War II), born in Medvedki, Russian Empire (d. 1974)