On This Day

September 1904 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 4 Dalai Lama signs treaty allowing British commerce in Tibet
  • Sep 7 British forces in Tibet force the 13th Dalai Lama to sign a treaty granting Britain trading posts in Tibet and a guarantee that Tibet will not concede territory to foreign powers
  • Sep 9 Mounted police 1st used in NYC
  • Sep 19 Gen Nogi's assault on Port Arthur: 16,000 Japanese casualties
  • Sep 20 George Ade's "College Widow," premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 20 Orville & Wilbur Wright fly a circle in their Flyer II

Aviator Wilbur Wright
Aviator
Wilbur Wright
  • Sep 21 The general strike called by the Socialist Party that spread throughout Italy ends
  • Sep 23 Francis Younghusbands leaves Lhasa, Tibet
  • Sep 25 Charles Follis is 1st black to play professional American football
  • Sep 26 Earl Grey is named British governor-general of Canada
  • Sep 26 GB Shaw's "How He Lied to Her Husband" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 28 Woman arrested for smoking a cigarette in a car on 5th Avenue, NYC
  • Sep 29 1st monument honoring Spanish American War erected (Monroeville Ohio)

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 4 Julian W. Hill, American research chemist (developed nylon), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1996)
  • Sep 4 Max Delbr├╝ck, German-American biologist and molecular geneticist (bacteriophage, Nobel Prize 1969), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1981)
  • Sep 6 Arvi Kivimaa, Finnish writer (Groenende Cross), born in Hartola, Finland (d. 1984)
  • Sep 10 Max Shachtman, American politician (d. 1972)
  • Sep 14 Anton Zischka, Austrian writer (Lebendiges Europa), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1997)
  • Sep 15 Umberto II, van Piemonte, the last King of Italy (ruled 1946)

Person of interestFrederick Ashton

Sep 17 Frederick Ashton, British choreographer (Cinderella), born in Guayaquil, Ecuador (d. 1988)

Choreographer Frederick Ashton
Choreographer
Frederick Ashton
  • Sep 19 Bergen Evans, American professor of English ($64,000 Question), born in Franklin, Ohio (d. 1978)
  • Sep 19 Karen Aabye, Danish author (Less bedstemor there jomfru), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1982)
  • Sep 21 Hans Hartung, German-French painter, born in Leipzig, German Empire (d. 1989)
  • Sep 22 Ellen Church, American 1st female airline stewardess (United flight in 1930 from San Francisco to Cheyenne), born in Cresco, Iowa (d. 1965)
  • Sep 23 Meyer Schapiro, Lithuanian-born American art historian, born in ┼áiauliai, Russian Empire
  • Sep 24 Owen Saunders, English mathematician and mechanical engineer, born in Streatham, London (d. 1993)
  • Sep 25 Columbus O'Donnell Iselin, American oceanographer, born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 1971)
  • Sep 28 Hendrik J Hofstra, Dutch minister of Finance (PvdA)
  • Sep 29 Dorothy Emmet, philosopher

Deaths in History

  • Sep 13 Kartini, Indonesian national heroine, dies at 25
  • Sep 18 Herbert von Bismarck, German politician/son of Otto, dies
  • Sep 21 Chief Joseph, US indian chief (Nez Perces), dies
  • Sep 24 Niels Ryberg Finsen, Danish physician and phototherapist (Nobel 1903), dies at 43
  • Sep 26 Lafcadio Hearn, American author (Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan), dies at 54
  • Sep 26 John F. Stairs, Canadian businessman and statesman (b. 1848)
  • Sep 29 Niels Ryberg Finnen, Danish physician (Nobel 1903), dies