Events in year of 1904

  • 01-01Netherlands Indies colony begins opium production
  • 01-04Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 beat Winnipeg Rowing Club, 2 games to 1
  • 01-04Supreme Court rules Puerto Ricans cannot be denied admission to US
  • 01-05England beat Australia at the MCG, Rhodes 7-56 and 8-68
  • 01-07Marconi Co establishes "CQD" as 1st International radio distress signal
  • 01-08Pope Pius X banned low cut dresses in the presence of churchmen
  • 01-11Herero people of South West Africa, now Namibia, begin uprising
  • 01-12Southwest-Africa uprising under Samuel Maherero against German garison
  • 01-25179 die in coal mine explosion at Cheswick, Pennsylvania
  • 01-291st athletic letters given (University of Chicago football team)
  • 02-02US blues singer Gertrude Pridgett marries comic William Rainey
  • 02-04John Millington Synges "Well of Saints, " premieres in Dublin
  • 02-05American occupation of Cuba ends
  • 02-06Russian-Japanese war began
  • 02-07Baltimore catches fire (1500 buildings destroyed in 80 blocks)
  • 02-08Russo-Japanese War begins
  • 02-09Japan declares war on Russia
  • 02-21National Ski Association forms in Ishpeming, Michigan
  • 02-23US acquired control of the Panama Canal Zone for $10 million
  • 02-25Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Toronto Marlboroughs in 2 games
  • 02-29Theodore Roosevelt, appoints 7 man committee to study Panama Canal
  • 03-02"Official Playing Rules of Professional Base Ball Clubs" adopted
  • 03-11Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Brandon Wheat Kings in 2 games
  • 03-121st main line electric train in the UK (Liverpool to Southport)
  • 03-12Andrew Carnegie establishes Carnegie Hero Fund
  • 03-13Bronze statue of Christ on Argentine-Chilian border dedicated
  • 04-08Great Britain and France sign Cordial Entente concerning colonial matter
  • 04-13Congress authorizes Lewis and Clark Expo $1 gold coin
  • 04-198th Boston Marathon won by Michael Spring of New York in 2:38:04.4
  • 04-19Much of Toronto destroyed by fire

People born in year of 1904

  • 01-02James Melton: Moultrie, Georgia -- Opera tenor (Ford Festival)
  • 01-02Sally Rand: Hickory County, Missouri -- Stripper (fan dance)
  • 01-03Boris Kochno: Russian ballet dancer (La Chatte)
  • 01-08Peter Arno: NYC, New York -- Cartoonist (New Yorker)
  • 01-09George Balanchine: Dancer / choreographer / ballet producer
  • 01-10Jesus Garcia Leoz: Composer
  • 01-10Ray Bolger: Dorchester, Massachusetts -- Actor / dancer (Wizard of Oz)
  • 01-11Frederick Boland: Irish diplomat / President (UN General Assembly)
  • 01-12Mississippi Fred McDowell: Jazz artist
  • 01-13Richard Addinsell: London, England -- Composer (Taming of Shrew)
  • 01-14Cecil Beaton: England, United Kingdom -- Royal family photographer
  • 01-16Max Vredenburg: Composer
  • 01-17Grant Withers: Pueblo, Colorado -- Actor (Oklahoma, Annie)
  • 01-17Patsy Ruth Miller: Actress (Quebec, Wide Open, Sap, Twin Beds)
  • 01-18Cary Grant: England, United Kingdom -- Actor (Arsenic & Old Lace, North by Northwest)
  • 01-18Henri-Georges Adam: French etcher / painter / sculptor (Grand Nude)
  • 01-19James Winston Watts: Developer (Frontal Lobotomy)
  • 01-20Renato Caccioppoli: Italian mathematician / grandson of Bakunin
  • 01-20Theodore Brameld: Author / educator (Use of Explosive Ideas)
  • 01-21Richard P Blackmur: Massachusetts, United States -- Critic / poet (Good European)
  • 01-23Theodor Schaefer: Composer
  • 01-25Frans Goedhart: Dutch journalist / founder (Het Parool)
  • 01-26Douglas Evans: Actor (South Pacific Trail)
  • 01-31E van Ruller: Dutch journalist / ARP-alderman / co-founder (Trouw)
  • 02-01S J Perelman: Brooklyn, New York -- Author / humorist (Around the World in 80 Days)
  • 02-02Jose Enrique Pedreira: Composer
  • 02-03Charlie "Pretty Boy" Floyd: FBI Most Wanted criminal
  • 02-03Luigi Dallapiccola: Pisino Istria, Italy -- Italian composer
  • 02-03Roger Makins: Diplomat
  • 02-04Herman B Wiardi Beckman: Dutch politician (SDAP) / resistance fighter

People died in year of 1904

  • 01-02James Longstreet: Confederate General, dies at 82
  • 01-05Karl A von Zittel: German geologist / paleontologist (Libya), dies at 64
  • 01-15Eduard Lassen: Composer, dies at 73
  • 01-24Franz Coenen: Composer, dies at 77
  • 01-26John P R Tak: Dutch liberal politician, dies at 64
  • 01-27Adam Minchejmer: Composer, dies at 73
  • 02-01Peter PM Alberdingk Thijm: Dutch Historian / writer, dies at 76
  • 02-20Gustav Adolf Heinze: Composer, dies at 83
  • 03-05Alfred von Waldersee: Prussian Field Marshal / Chief of Staff, dies at 71
  • 04-09Isabella II: Queen of Spain (1833-68), dies at 73
  • 04-13Vasili Vereshtshagin: Russian Painter (War & Peace)
  • 04-24Friedrich Siemens: German industrial, dies at 77
  • 05-06Franz von Lenbach: German painter, dies at 67
  • 05-07Peter Hille: Writer
  • 05-08Eadweard Muybridge: English photographer (horse trot)
  • 05-10Henry M Stanley [John Rowlands]: British explorer
  • 05-13Jan Boissevain: Ship owner / politician
  • 05-14Richard Hol: Dutch Composer / Organist / conductor, dies at 78
  • 05-16N I Bobrikov: Russian Governor-General in Finland
  • 07-03Theodor Herzl: Austrian journalist / Zionist
  • 07-14S J Paul Kruger: General / President South-Africa (1883-1904), dies at 78
  • 07-15Anton Pavlovich Chechov: Russian writer (Uncle Vanya), dies at 44
  • 07-23John Simon: Public health pioneer
  • 07-28Plehve: Russian Foreign Minister (bomb under carriage)
  • 08-04Arnold Krug: Composer, dies at 54
  • 08-09Friedrich Ratzel: German social-geographer (Lebensraum), dies at 59
  • 08-10Pierre M Waldeck-Rousseau: French Foreign Minister (Dreyfus)
  • 08-29Murad V: Sultan of Turkey (1876)
  • 08-30Kate Fanny Loder: Composer, dies at 79
  • 09-18Herbert von Bismarck: German politician / Son of Otto

Events in year of 1905

  • 01-019 hour work day for diamond miners
  • 01-02Elara, a satellite of Jupiter, discovered by Perrine
  • 01-02Japanese troops capture Port Arthur
  • 01-05National Association of Audubon Society incorporates
  • 01-09Bloody Sunday-demonstrators fired on by tsarist troops (1 / 22 NS)
  • 01-15Coen de Koning becomes world champion all-round skater
  • 01-16Baseball outfielder Frank Huelsman traded for 6th time in 8 months
  • 01-17Punchboards patented by Charles Brewer and C G Scannell, Chicago
  • 01-18French government of Combes falls
  • 01-22Bloody Sunday: Russian demonstrators fired on by tsarist troops
  • 01-25Largest diamond, Cullinan (3106 carets), found in South Africa
  • 01-26Han Yong-woon [Bongwan, Manhae] (1879-1944) ordained a Monk in Korea
  • 01-27Maurice Rouvier forms government in France
  • 01-311st auto to exceed 100 mph (161 km/h), A G MacDonald, Daytona Beach
  • 01-31Carroll Wright appointed 1st US Commissioner of Labor
  • 02-01Hague soccer team ADO froms
  • 02-01Hungarian Premier Tisza resigns
  • 02-07Dominican Rep signs treaty turning over customs collection to US
  • 02-07Oklahoma admitted to statehood
  • 02-08Cyclone hit Tahiti and adjacent islands, killing some 10,000 people
  • 02-11Pope Pius X publishes encyclical Vehementer nos
  • 02-151st race meet at Oaklawn Park (Hot Springs, Ark)
  • 02-161st US Esperanto club organizes in Boston
  • 02-17Frances Willard becomes 1st women honored in National Statuary Hall
  • 02-23Rotary Club International formed by 4 men in Chicago
  • 02-24Simplon tunnel in Switzerland completed
  • 02-25Netherlands Workers van Vakverenigingen, (NVV) political party forms
  • 03-03US Forest Service forms
  • 03-10Japanese Army captures Mukden (Shenyang)
  • 03-11Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 beat Rat Portage Thisles, 2 games to 1

People born in year of 1905

  • 01-01Melvin Price: (Rep-D-Illinois, 1945- )
  • 01-02Michael Kemp Tippett: English composer / conductor (Child of our Time)
  • 01-03Dante Giacosa: Engineer / designer
  • 01-03Ray Milland: Neath, Wales -- Actor (Lost Weekend - Academy Award 1945)
  • 01-04Sterling Holloway: Cedartown, Georgia -- Actor (Waldo-Life of Riley)
  • 01-06Eric Frank Russell: United Kingdom -- Sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space, Dark Tides)
  • 01-07Francis Taylor: Builder
  • 01-08Carl Gustav Hempel: German Logical Positivist philosopher
  • 01-08Giacinto Scelsi: Composer
  • 01-11John Henry Jacques: Co-operative retailer
  • 01-11Pierre Mendes-France: French Premier (1954-55)
  • 01-13Percy Humphrey: Musician
  • 01-16Ernesto Halffter: Composer
  • 01-17Franz Schmid: Germany -- Ascended northside of Matterhorn (1931)
  • 01-18Chick Chandler: Kingston, New York -- Actor (Barney-One Happy Family)
  • 01-19Anne Schumacher Hummert: Radio pioneer
  • 01-19Oveta Culp Hobby: Government official / newspaper publisher / CEO (Houston Post)
  • 01-21Christian Dior: Normandy, France -- Fashion designer (long-skirted look)
  • 01-23David Newell: Missouri, United States -- Actor (Runaway Bride, White Heat, Dangerous Curves)
  • 01-23Konstanty I Galczynski: Polish poet (Zielona Ges)
  • 01-26Charles Lane: San Francisco, California -- Actor (Homer-Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show)
  • 01-26John Carmel Heenan: Essex, England -- Cardinal archbp of Westminster (1963-75)
  • 01-26Maria Augusta von Trapp: Austria -- Singer - inspired "Sound of Music"
  • 01-26Marquess of Bath: English large landowner / multi-millionaire
  • 01-27Howard McNear: Los Angeles, California -- Actor (Floyd-Andy Griffith Show, Jetsons)
  • 01-27Luther Diamond: Radio personality
  • 01-29Barnett Newmann: US painter (postpainterly abstraction)
  • 01-31Anna Blaman [Johanna P Vrugt]: Dutch writer (Wife & Friend)
  • 02-01Emilio Segre
  • 02-01Ernst Carl Gerlach Stueckelberg

People died in year of 1905

  • 01-14Ernst Abbe: German physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company), dies at 64
  • 01-20Stanislaw Pilinski: Composer, dies at 65
  • 02-01Oswald Aschenbach: German painter, dies at 77
  • 02-10Ignacy Krzyzanowski: Composer, dies at 78
  • 02-12Marcel Schwob: French writer / journalist (Coeur double)
  • 02-15Lewis Wallace: US diplomat / writer (Ben Hur), dies at 77
  • 02-17Serge Alexandrovich: Governor-General Moscow, murdered
  • 02-18Jules de Geyter: Belgian Poet (International), dies at 75
  • 02-28Joseph C Juglar: French Physician / economist, dies at 85
  • 03-12Rudolf von Alt: Austrian painter, dies at 92
  • 03-15Arnold Kerdijk: Dutch liberal / founder (Social Weekly), dies at 60
  • 03-19Makar Grigori Ekmalyan: Composer, dies at 49
  • 03-24Jules Verne: Sci-fi Author (Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 77
  • 04-04Constantin Meunier: Belgian Painter / sculptor, dies at 73
  • 04-25Jacob Olie: Dutch photographer, dies at about 70
  • 04-29Ignacio Cervantes: Composer, dies at 57
  • 05-09Ernst Pauer: Composer, dies at 78
  • 05-23Martinus W van AA Meerbeke: Head-editor (Time), dies at 75
  • 05-26Alphonse de Rothschild: French banker
  • 05-29Leon Francis Victor Caron: Composer, dies at 55
  • 06-04Carl Albert Loeschhorn: Composer, dies at 85
  • 06-13Theodoros Delyannis: Premier Greece, murdered
  • 06-13Tippo-Tip [Hamed ben Mohammed]: Zanzibar merchant, dies at about 67
  • 06-30John Hay: US politician
  • 07-05Carel V Gerritsen: Free thinker
  • 07-23Jean-Jacques: Painter
  • 08-10Kinjikitile "Bokero" Ngwale: E African prophet / rebel leader, hanged
  • 08-21Jules Oppert: German Assyriologist (decodes characters), dies at 80
  • 09-02Walter Cecil Macfarren: Composer, dies at 79
  • 09-04Pierre de Braza: Founder (French Congo)