On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1904

Historical Events

  • In two days of bitter fighting, the Japanese Army soundly defeats the Russians at Kinchan and captures the forts at Nanshan

Famous Birthdays

  • George Formby, British singer and comedian, born in Wigan, Lancashire, England (d. 1961)
  • Vlado Perlemuter, Lithuanian-French pianist, born in Kaunas, Lithuania (d. 2002)

Famous Deaths

  • Georges Gilles de la Tourette, French neurologist and namesake of Tourette's syndrome, dies from Syphilis at 46
1904 Highlights

About May 26, 1904

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini