On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 1904

Historical Events

  • France & Spain sign treaty for Morocco Independence
  • Mary McLeod Bethune opens Daytona Normal & Industrial School
  • New York Giants pitcher Christy Mathewson strikes out 16 Cardinals in a 3-1 Giants victory over St. Louis; new MLB record; finishes the game in 1 hour, 15 minutes

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles J. Pedersen, American organic biochemist (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1987), born in Busan, Korean Empire (d. 1989)
1904 Highlights

About October 3, 1904

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 117 years and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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