December 1904 in History

Events in History

Event of Interest

Dec 6 Theodore Roosevelt confirms Monroe-doctrine (Roosevelt Corollary)

  • Dec 10 Founding of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity in Charleston, South Carolina

Nobel Prize

Dec 10 Ivan Pavlov awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for work on the physiology of digestion, first Russian to win a Nobel Prize

Nobel Prize

Dec 10 John William Strutt [Lord Rayleigh] and William Ramsay are presented with the Nobel Prize for Physics for their discovery of Argon

  • Dec 10 King Peter I of Serbia named nationalist regime
  • Dec 12 CMS McClellan's "Leah Kleschna" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 24 German SW Africa abolishes slavery of young children
  • Dec 27 Stage play "Peter Pan" by J. M. Barrie premieres at the Duke of York Theatre in London
  • Dec 27 W B Yeats and Lady Gregory's "On Baile's Strand" premieres in Dublin
  • Dec 28 1st daily wireless weather forecasts published (London)
  • Dec 31 First New Year's Eve celebration held in Times Square, New York City

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 1 "Tony" W. A. Boyle, American United Mine Workers president convicted of murder, born in Bald Butte, Montana (d. 1985)
  • Dec 6 Ève Curie, French author and daughter of Madame Curie, born in Paris (d. 2007)
  • Dec 7 Clarence Nash, American voice actor (Donald Duck), born in Watonga, Oklahoma (d. 1985)
  • Dec 9 Roger Wolcott Sperry, American neurobiologist (1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine, work with split-brain research), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1994)
  • Dec 11 Joe Coral [Joseph Kagarlitski], British bookmaker (Gala Coral Group), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1996)
  • Dec 11 Marge [Marjorie Henderson Buell], American cartoonist (created Little Lulu), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)
  • Dec 15 Kermit Bloomgarden, American producer (The Diary of Anne Frank; The Music Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • Dec 15 William Hitzig, Austrian Maxwell physician, born in Austria (d. 1983)
  • Dec 16 Edward Morris Bernstein, American economist (US negotiator at Bretton Woods conference and establishment of IMF), born in New Jersey (d. 1996)
  • Dec 17 Paul Cadmus, American etcher and painter (Sailors & Floozies), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • Dec 20 Hans Burkhardt, Swiss-American abstract artist, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1994)
  • Dec 22 Louis-Eugene-Felix Neel, French physicist (Nobel 1970), born in Lyon, France (d. 2000)
  • Dec 24 Herbert D. Riley, US Navy vice-admiral (WW II, Guadalcanal, Okinawa), born in Maryland, United States (d. 1973)
  • Dec 24 Joseph Moses Juran, Romanian-born American industrial engineer and philanthropist, born in Brăila, Romania (d. 2008)
  • Dec 25 Gerhard Herzberg, German-Canadian physicist (molecular structure-Nobel 1971), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1999)
  • Dec 26 Alenjo Carpentier, Cuban-French writer (Guerra del Tiempo), born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 1980)
  • Dec 28 Clabon Allen, Australian astronomer (University of London Observatory director, wrote "Astrophysical Quantities"), born in Subiaco, Perth (d. 1987) [1]

Deaths in History

  • Dec 24 Julien Dillens, Flemish sculptor (Anspach Monument), dies at 55