On This Day

What Happened on July 6, 1904

Historical Events


Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

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
  • Two Russian cruisers move into the Red Sea and begin to stop ships of Britain, Germany, and other nations they believe friendly to Japan

Famous Birthdays

  • Erik Wickberg, 9th Salvation Army general, born in Gävle, Sweden (d. 1996)
  • Robert Whitney, American conductor (Sospiro do Roma), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (d. 1986)
1904 Highlights

About July 6, 1904

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer