On This Day

December 1904 in History

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Dec 10 King Peter I of Serbia named nationalist regime

Nobel prizeNobel 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

Physiologist Ivan Pavlov
Ivan Pavlov
  • Dec 10 Founding of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity.

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

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

Physicist and Nobel Laureate John William Strutt
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
John William Strutt
  • 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 W A "Tony" Boyle, United Mine Workers president
  • Dec 3 Juan E Yrausquin, founder (Party of Patriot Arubans)/minister
  • 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, physicist
  • Dec 11 Joe Coral [Joseph Kagarlitski], British bookmaker (Gala Coral Group), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1996)
  • Dec 11 Marge, American cartoonist (created Little Lulu), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)
  • Dec 15 Kermit Bloomgarden, American producer (The Diary of Anne Frank, 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, economist
  • Dec 17 Paul Cadmus, etcher/painter (Sailors & Floozies), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 18 George Stevens, American director (Alice Adams, Penny Serenade)
  • Dec 20 Hans Burkhardt, Swiss-American abstract artist, born in Basel, Switzerland
  • 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, Can, physicist (molecular structure-Nobel 1971)
  • Dec 26 Alenjo Carpentier, Cuban/French writer (Guerra del Tiempo)
  • Dec 28 Clabon W Allen, Australian/British astronomer
  • Dec 28 Sergei Yutkevich, director (Otello, Banya), born in St Petersburg, Russia

Deaths in History

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