On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1904

Historical Events

  • Bolivia and Chile sign a treaty ending the War of the Pacific; recognizing Chile's possession of the coast, providing for construction of a railway linking La Paz, Bolivia, to Arica on the coast

Famous Birthdays

  • Anna Neagle, English actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell), born in London, England (d. 1986)

Person of interestTommy Douglas

Tommy Douglas, Canadian politician (Father of Medicare), born in Falkirk, Scotland (d. 1986)

Father of Medicare Tommy Douglas
Father of Medicare
Tommy Douglas

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Hiles, English composer, dies at 77
1904 Highlights

About October 20, 1904

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 11 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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