On This Day

What Happened on June 14, 1904

Historical Events

  • At the battle of Telissu, the Japanese rout the Russians and inflict heavy casualties
  • Dutch troops occupy Kuto Reh, Sumatra, killing all inhabitants

Famous Birthdays

  • Benno Ammann, Swiss composer, born in Gersau, Sweden (d. 1986)
  • Gilbert "Gil" Lamb, American actor (Hit Parade of 1947, Riding High), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1995)
  • Margaret Bourke-White, American photographer, 1st female LIFE staff photographer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Ragtime composer Scott Joplin (35) weds Freddie Alexander (19) in Arkansas

Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin
1904 Highlights

About June 14, 1904

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 117 years, 4 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini