On This Day

Historical Events in November 1904

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Nov 1 George Bernard Shaw's comedy play "John Bull's Other Island" premieres in London

  • Nov 4 First stadium built specifically for football (Harvard Stadium)

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Nov 7 Broadway musical "Little Johnny Jones" written by George M. Cohan, featuring the song "Yankee Doodle Dandy" opens in New York

Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 8 American President Theodore Roosevelt (R) defeats Alton B. Parker (D)

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Nov 8 Inventor and manufacturer Harvey Hubbell receives the first U.S. patent for a separable electric attachment plug
  • Nov 9 1st airplane flight to last more than 5 minutes
  • Nov 12 9th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 29-5 in Birmingham

InventionHistoric Invention

Nov 15 King C. Gillette patents the Gillette razor blade

Businessman and Inventor King C. Gillette
Businessman and Inventor
King C. Gillette
  • Nov 17 George Cohan's musical "Little Johnny Jones" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 18 General Esteban Huertas steps down after the government of Panama fears he wants to stage a coup

Olympic Games1st US Olympic Games

Nov 23 III Summer (Modern) Olympic Games close in St Louis

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Poster promoting the 1904 Summer Olympic Games in St. Louis
Poster promoting the 1904 Summer Olympic Games in St. Louis
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  • Nov 28 Germany defeats Hottentotten in Warmbad SW-Africa