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)
  • Marian Nixon [Marja Nissinen], American silent and sound film actress (Hands Up!; Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farms; Winner Takes All), born in Superior, Wisconsin (d. 1983)

Tommy Douglas (1904-1986)

Canadian politician (Father of Medicare), born in Falkirk, Scotland

Born in 1904

Famous Deaths

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

About October 20, 1904

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 118 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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