Historical Events In January - 04
Thursday, 21 September 2023
1903 On January - 04 topsy, an elephant, was electrocuted by Thomas Edison during the War of Currents campaign.
1903 On January - 04 joris Diels, Flemish actor/director (Haagsche Comedy)
1903 Geo[rge J H] Poggenbeek, Dutch surrealist painter, dies at 49 on January - 04.
1904 On January - 04 supreme Court rules Puerto Ricans cannot be denied admission to US
1904 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 beat Winnipeg Rowing Club, 2 games to 1 on January - 04.
1905 Sterling Holloway, Cedartown Ga, actor (Waldo-Life of Riley) on this day in history.
1906 On this day in history south Africa beat England by one wicket, their first Test win
1906 On January - 04 south Africa beat England by one wicket, their 1st Test win
1907 On this day in history george Bernard Shaw's "Don Juan in Hell," premieres in London
1908 On this day in history angela Maria "Geli" Raubal, Austrian nude model/Hitler's lover
1908 On January - 04 antony Winkler Prins, writer (Groiller Encyclopaedia), dies at 70
1910 Commissioning of USS Michigan (BB-27), the first U.S. dreadnought battleship on this day in history.
1910 On this day in history leon Delagrange, French aviation pioneer, dies
1912 Smallest earth-moon distance this century, 356,375 km center-to-center on this day in history.
1912 On January - 04 smallest earth-moon distance this century, 356,375 km center-to-ctr
1913 On this day in history malietoa Tanumafili II, King of West-Samoa (1962- )
1913 Alfred von Schlieffen, Prussian general-field marshal, dies at 79 on January - 04.
1914 On this day in history mohammed Sahir, shah (Afghanistan)
1914 Silas Weir Mitchell, US physician/author (Free Quaker), dies at 84 on this day in history.
1915 On this day in history trans-Caucausus Russian defeat Turkish troops
1915 1st elected Jewish governor, Moses Alexander, takes office in Idaho on January - 04.
1916 Catherina Elisabeth "Tootje" Vreede, portrait painter on January - 04.
1917 On January - 04 maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire
1919 Al "Jazbo" Collins, NYC, DJ (Tonight! America After Dark) on this day in history.
1920 Amsterdam actors decide to strike for retirement benefits on this day in history.
1920 1st Black baseball league, National Negro Baseball League, organizes on this day in history.
1920 On January - 04 benito Perez Galdos, Spanish writer (Fortunata y Jacinta)
1921 Eugene O'Neill's "Diff'rent," premieres in NYC on January - 04.
1922 On this day in history frank Wess, flutist/saxophonist/composer
1923 On this day in history lenin's "Political Testament" calls for removal of Stalin
1923 1st broadcast of "Barn Dance Show" (WBAP on January - 04.
1923 On this day in history flavio Testi, composer
1925 French psychologist Emil CouÃ© brings his self-esteem therapy to US "Every day in every way I am getting better & better" on January - 04.
1925 On January - 04 veikko Hakulinen, Finland, 30K/50K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1956)