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Historical Events In 1904

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Jan 21   Leos Janacek's opera "Jenufa," premieres in Brno in the year 1904.  

Jan 22   In the year 1904 george Balanchine, composer/choreographer [OS=Jan 9]  

Jan 23   On this day in history Ålesund Fire: the Norwegian coastal town Ålesund is devastated by fire, leaving 10,000 people homeless and one person dead. Kaiser Wilhelm II funds the rebuilding of the town in Jugendstil style.  

Jan 23   On this day in history theodor Schaefer, composer  

Jan 24   Franz Coenen, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

Jan 25   179 die in coal mine explosion at Cheswick PA on this day in history.  

Jan 25   179 die in coal mine explosion at Cheswick, Pennsylvania on this day in history.  

Jan 25   Frans Goedhart, Dutch journalist/founder (Het Parool) on this day in history.  

Jan 26   On this day in history douglas Evans, actor (South Pacific Trail)  

Jan 26   John P R Tak, Dutch liberal politician, dies at 64 in the year 1904.  

Jan 27   In the year 1904 adam Minchejmer, composer, dies at 73  

Jan 28   1st college sports letters given to Seniors who played on U of Chicago's football team are awarded blankets with letter "C" on them in the year 1904.  

Jan 29   In the year 1904 1st athletic letters given (Univ of Chicago football team)  

Jan 31   Bela Bartok's symphony "Kossuth," premieres on this day in history.  

Jan 31   In the year 1904 e van Ruller, Dutch journalist/ARP-alderman/co-founder (Trouw)  

Feb 01   Peter PM Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch historian/writer, dies at 76 in the year 1904.  

Feb 01   S J Perelman, Brooklyn, author/humorist (Around the World in 80 Days) in the year 1904.  

Feb 02   Buzurg Alavi, Persian author (Panjah va sih nafar, Namal'ha) on this day in history.  

Feb 02   In the year 1904 uS blues singer Gertrude Pridgett marries comic William Rainey  

Feb 03   In the year 1904 charlie "Pretty Boy" Floyd, FBI Most Wanted criminal  

Feb 04   On this day in history herman B Wiardi Beckman, Dutch politician (SDAP)/resistance fighter  

Feb 04   On this day in history john Millington Synges "Well of Saints," premieres in Dublin  

Feb 05   American occupation of Cuba ends in the year 1904.  

Feb 06   In the year 1904 claudio Arrau, Chile, composer/pianist (Boston Symphony Orchestra)  

Feb 06   Russian-Japanese war began on this day in history.  

Feb 07   Baltimore catches fire (1500 buildings destroyed in 80 blocks) in the year 1904.  

Feb 07   Fire erupts in Baltimore, Maryland, burning for nearly 30 hours and destroying over 1500 buildings on this day in history.  

Feb 07   Milton Krims, writer (Speed) in the year 1904.  

Feb 08   Igor' Fyodorovich Belza, composer on this day in history.  

Feb 08   Outbreak of hostilities in Russo-Japanese war in the year 1904.  

Feb 08   Russo-Japanese War begins on this day in history.  

Feb 09   On this day in history japan declares war on Russia  

Feb 10   Japan & Russia declares war after Japan's surprise attack on Russian fleet at Port Arthur disabled 7 Russian warships in the year 1904.  

Feb 10   John Farrow, Sydney Aust, director/actor (Botany Bay, Wake Island) in the year 1904.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1904

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1904 birth of fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani politician (d. 1982)  

Jan 01   In the year 1904 birth of ethan Allen, American baseball player (d. 1993)  

Jan 02   James Melton, Moultrie Ga, opera tenor (Ford Festival) was born in the year 1904.  

Jan 02   Sally Rand, Hickory County MO, stripper (fan dance) was born in the year 1904.  

Jan 03   Boris Kochno, Russian ballet dancer (La Chatte) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Erica Morini, Austrian violinist (d. 1995) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of jeane Dixon, American astrologer (d. 1997)  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of erica Morini, Vienna Austria, concert violinist (d. 1995)  

Famous Deaths In 1904

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   James Longstreet, Confederate general, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history karl A von Zittel, German geologist/paleontologist (Libya), dies at 64  

Jan 09   Alfred Richard, cricketer (6 & 0 in only Test for S Af 1895-96), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 10   On this day in history death of jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (b. 1824)  

Jan 15   Eduard Lassen, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

Jan 24   Franz Coenen, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

Jan 26   John P R Tak, Dutch liberal politician, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

Jan 27   Adam Minchejmer, composer, dies at 73 in the year 1904.  

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