On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1904

Historical Events

  • Charles Stewart Rolls meets Frederick Henry Royce at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, England. Go on to form Roll-Royce
  • Construction begins by the United States on the Panama Canal

Famous Birthdays

  • Umm Kulthum [Ibrahim], Egyptian singer and actress, born in Tummāy al-Zahāyrah, Egypt (d. 1975)
1904 Highlights

About May 4, 1904

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus