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 (Missa Defensor Pacis) and conductor, 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)
Born in 1904

Famous Weddings

Scott Joplin

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

About June 14, 1904

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 118 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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