1904 in History – What happened in year 1904

In history, year 1904 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1904.

Know what happened in 1904:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
07 FebruaryThe Great Baltimore Fire in Maryland began, and would destroy over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours.
08 AprilLongacre Square in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, was renamed Times Square after The New York Times building.
08 January Blackstone Library , the first branch of the Chicago Public Library system, was dedicated.
08 OctoberThe Canadian cities of Edmonton, Alberta, and Prince Albert,Saskatchewan, were both incorporated.
10 AugustRusso-Japanese War-The first major confrontation betweenmodern steel battleship fleets took place in the Battle of the YellowSea.
16 JuneIrish author James Joyce began his relationship with NoraBarnacle, and subsequently used the date to set the actions for his 1922novel Ulysses.
21 MayThe Fédération Internationale de Football Association, theinternational sport governing body of association football, was foundedin Paris.
27 DecemberThe stage play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up byScottish author and dramatist J. M. Barrie (pictured), about amischievous little boy who can fly, premiered in London.
19 OctoberThe Polytechnic University of the Philippines, the country'slargest university in terms of enrollment, opened as the Manila BusinessSchool.
05 MayPitcher Cy Young of the Boston Americans threw the firstperfect game in the modern era of professional baseball.
08 AprilBritish occultist and writer Aleister Crowley begantranscribing The Book of the Law, a Holy Book in Thelema.
03 DecemberHimalia, the largest irregular satellite of Jupiter, was discovered by astronomer Charles Dillon Perrine at the Lick Observatoryin San Jose, California.
08 OctoberThe Canadian cities of Edmonton, Alberta (Downtown Edmontonpictured), and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, were both incorporated.
08 AprilFrance and the United Kingdom signed the entente cordiale,agreeing to a peaceful coexistence after centuries of intermittent conflict.
17 February Italian composer Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly (GeraldineFarrar in the title role pictured) premiered at La Scala in Milan,generating negative reviews that forced him to rewrite the opera.
16 JuneIrish author James Joyce began his relationship with NoraBarnacle, and subsequently used the date to set the actions for his 1922novel Ulysses.
21 MayThe Fédération Internationale de Football Association, theinternational sport governing body of association football, was foundedin Paris.
24 AprilRealizing that the Russfication of Lithuania was not working, the Russian Empire lifted the 40-year-old ban on publications using the Lithuanian language.
07 FebruaryThe Great Baltimore Fire in Maryland began, and destroyed over 1, 500 buildings in 30 hours.
17 FebruaryItalian composer Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly premiered at La Scala in Milan, generating negative reviews that forced him to rewrite the opera.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1904:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 MayBill Brandt / Journalist / United Kingdom
03 OctoberErnst-Günther Schenck / Physician / Germany
04 March George Gamow / Physicist / Ukraine
05 JulyHarold Acton / Author / United Kingdom
09 NovemberViktor Brack / Army Officer / Germany
10 MayDavid Brown / Business Man / United Kingdom
11 SeptemberKarl Plutus / Lawyer / Estonia
14 March Doris Eaton Travis / Actress / United States of America
14 MayMarcel Junod / Physician / Switzerland
14 NovemberHarold Larwood / Cricketer / United Kingdom
15 SeptemberSheilah Graham Westbrook / Actress / United Kingdom
15 AprilArshile Gorky / Painter / United States of America
17 February Hans Morgenthau / Scientist / United States of America
17 JunePatrice Tardif / Politician / Canada
18 MayJacob K. Javits / Politician / United States of America
24 AprilWillem de Kooning / Painter / United States of America
24 JulyRichard B. Morris / Academic / United States of America
27 January James J. Gibson / Academic / United States of America
27 DecemberRené Bonnet / Engineer / France
30 SeptemberWaldo Williams / Poet / United Kingdom

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1904:

YearName / Profession / Country
10 FebruaryLal Bahadur Shastri / Politician / India
08 AugustTribhuvan Narayan Singh / Politician / India
29 February Rukmini Devi Arundale / Choreographer / India
10 FebruaryLal Bahadur Shastri / Activist / India
29 DecemberKuvempu / Poet / India
04 JuneBhagat Puran Singh / Publisher / India
02 OctoberLal Bahadur Shastri / Politician / India
29 JulyJehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata / Pilot / India
01 OctoberA. K. Gopalan / Politician / India
11 AprilKundan Lal Saigal / Actor / India
29 JulyJ. R. D. Tata / Pilot / India
05 NovemberKalyan Vaidyanathan Kuttur Sunderam / Civil Servant / India
09 SeptemberFeroze Khan / Hockey Player / India
11 OctoberKazi Lhendup Dorjee / Politician / India
29 JulyJ. R. D. Tata / Business Man / India
02 OctoberLal Bahadur Shastri / Politician / India

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