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Historical Events In 1904

Friday, 19 April 2019

Jan 21   Leos Janacek's opera "Jenufa," premieres in Brno on this day in history.  

Jan 22   George Balanchine, composer/choreographer [OS=Jan 9] in the year 1904.  

Jan 23   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 in the year 1904.  

Jan 23   Theodor Schaefer, composer on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 179 die in coal mine explosion at Cheswick, Pennsylvania  

Jan 25   In the year 1904 frans Goedhart, Dutch journalist/founder (Het Parool)  

Jan 26   Douglas Evans, actor (South Pacific Trail) in the year 1904.  

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

Jan 27   On this day in history 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   1st athletic letters given (Univ of Chicago football team) on this day in history.  

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

Jan 31   E van Ruller, Dutch journalist/ARP-alderman/co-founder (Trouw) in the year 1904.  

Feb 01   On this day in history peter PM Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch historian/writer, dies at 76  

Feb 01   S J Perelman, Brooklyn, author/humorist (Around the World in 80 Days) on this day in history.  

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

Feb 02   US blues singer Gertrude Pridgett marries comic William Rainey in the year 1904.  

Feb 03   Charlie "Pretty Boy" Floyd, FBI Most Wanted criminal in the year 1904.  

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

Feb 04   John Millington Synges "Well of Saints," premieres in Dublin on this day in history.  

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

Feb 06   Claudio Arrau, Chile, composer/pianist (Boston Symphony Orchestra) in the year 1904.  

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

Feb 07   Baltimore catches fire (1500 buildings destroyed in 80 blocks) on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1904 igor' Fyodorovich Belza, composer  

Feb 08   Outbreak of hostilities in Russo-Japanese war on this day in history.  

Feb 08   Russo-Japanese War begins in the year 1904.  

Feb 09   Japan declares war on Russia on this day in history.  

Feb 10   Japan & Russia declares war after Japan's surprise attack on Russian fleet at Port Arthur disabled 7 Russian warships on this day in history.  

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   Ethan Allen, American baseball player (d. 1993) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   James Melton, Moultrie Ga, opera tenor (Ford Festival) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   In the year 1904 birth of sally Rand, Hickory County MO, stripper (fan dance)  

Jan 03   In the year 1904 birth of boris Kochno, Russian ballet dancer (La Chatte)  

Jan 05   Erica Morini, Austrian violinist (d. 1995) was born in the year 1904.  

Jan 05   In the year 1904 birth of jeane Dixon, American astrologer (d. 1997)  

Jan 05   In the year 1904 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 in the year 1904.  

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   In the year 1904 death of jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (b. 1824)  

Jan 15   Eduard Lassen, composer, dies at 73 in the year 1904.  

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

Jan 26   On this day in history john P R Tak, Dutch liberal politician, dies at 64  

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

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