On This Day

What Happened on September 4, 1904

Historical Events

  • Dalai Lama signs treaty allowing British commerce in Tibet

Famous Birthdays

  • Christian-Jaque [Christian Maudet], French film director (Fearless Little Soldier, Race for Life, The Pearls of the Crown), born in Paris (d. 1994)
  • Julian W. Hill, American research chemist (developed nylon), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1996)
  • Max Delbrück, German-American biologist and molecular geneticist (bacteriophage, Nobel Prize 1969), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1981)
1904 Highlights

About September 4, 1904

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo