Historical Events for Year 1904

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Jan 1st - Neth Indies colony begins opium production
Jan 4th - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 beat Winnipeg Rowing Club, 2 games to 1
Jan 4th - Supreme Court rules Puerto Ricans cannot be denied admission to US
Jan 5th - -34°F (-36.7°C), River Vale, New Jersey (state record)
Jan 5th - -42°F (-41.1°C), Smethport, Pennsylvania (state record)
Jan 5th - England beat Australia at the MCG, Rhodes 7-56 & 8-68
Jan 7th - Marconi Co establishes "CQD" as 1st intl radio distress signal
Jan 8th - Pope Pius X banned low cut dresses in the presence of churchmen
Jan 11th - Herero people of South West Africa, now Namibia, begin uprising
Jan 12th - Southwest-Africa uprising under Samuel Maherero against German garison
Jan 17th - Anton Chekhov's "Cherry Orchard" opens at Moscow Art Theater
Jan 21st - Leos Janacek's opera "Jenufa," premieres in Brno
Jan 23rd - 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 25th - 179 die in coal mine explosion at Cheswick, Pennsylvania
Jan 25th - J M Synge's "Ruders to the Sea," premieres in Dublin
Jan 28th - 1st college sports letters given to Seniors who played on U of Chicago's football team are awarded blankets with letter "C" on them
Jan 29th - 1st athletic letters given (Univ of Chicago football team)
Jan 31st - Bela Bartok's symphony "Kossuth," premieres
Feb 4th - John Millington Synges "Well of Saints," premieres in Dublin
Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo MarconiInventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi Feb 5th - American occupation of Cuba ends
Feb 6th - Russian-Japanese war began
Feb 7th - Baltimore catches fire (1500 buildings destroyed in 80 blocks)
Feb 8th - Russo-Japanese War begins
Feb 9th - Japan declares war on Russia
Feb 10th - Russia declares war on Japan after surprise attack on Russian fleet at Port Arthur disabled 7 Russian warships
Feb 17th - Giacomo Puccini's opera "Madama Butterfly," premieres in Milan
Feb 21st - National Ski Association forms in Ishpeming Mich
Feb 22nd - The United Kingdom sells a meteorological station on the South Orkney Islands to Argentina, the islands are subsequently claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908.
Feb 23rd - US acquired control of the Panama Canal Zone for $10 million
Feb 25th - J M Synge's "Riders to the Sea" opens at Irish Natl Theater Society
Feb 25th - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Toronto Marlboroughs in 2 games
Feb 28th - Vincent d'Indy's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres
Feb 29th - Theodore Roosevelt, appoints 7 man committee to study Panama Canal
Mar 1st - England regains cricket Ashes taking a 3-1 series lead v Australia
26th US President Theodore Roosevelt26th US President Theodore Roosevelt Mar 2nd - "Official Playing Rules of Professional Base Ball Clubs" adopted
Mar 2nd - Gabriele d'Annunzio's "La figlia di Iorio," premieres in Milan
Mar 3rd - Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison's cylinder.
Mar 5th - Nikola Tesla, in Electrical World and Engineer, describes the process of the ball lightning formation.
Mar 8th - Hugh Trumble takes a hat-trick in his final Test Cricket match
Mar 9th - Brandon's Lester Patrick becomes 1st hockey defenseman to score a goal
Mar 11th - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Brandon Wheat Kings in 2 games
Mar 12th - 1st main line electric train in UK (Liverpool to Southport)
Mar 12th - Andrew Carnegie establishes Carnegie Hero Fund
Mar 13th - Bronze statue of Christ on Argentine-Chilean border dedicated
Mar 18th - 1st performance of Edward Elgar's "In the South (Alassio)"
Apr 5th - The first international rugby league match is played between England and an Other Nationalities team (Welsh & Scottish players) in Central Park, Wigan, England.
Apr 8th - Great Britain & France sign Entente Cordiale concerning colonial matters
Apr 8th - British mystic Aleister Crowley transcribes the first chapter of the Book of the Law.
Apr 13th - Battle at Oviumbo Africa: Herero's chase away German army
Electrical and Mechanical Engineer Nikola TeslaElectrical and Mechanical Engineer Nikola Tesla Apr 13th - Congress authorizes Lewis & Clark Expo $1 gold coin
Apr 14th - George Bernard Shaw's "Candida" premiered in London
Apr 18th - L'Humanité, under Jean Jaurès begins publishing
Apr 19th - 8th Boston Marathon won by Michael Spring of NY in 2:38:04.4
Apr 19th - Much of Toronto destroyed by fire
Apr 20th - George Bernard Shaw's "Candida" premieres in London
Apr 20th - Louisiana Purchase Exposition opens in St Louis
Apr 21st - Ty Cobb makes his pro debut for Augusta (South Atlantic League)
Apr 23rd - American Academy of Arts & Letters forms
Apr 25th - NY Yankee Jack Chesbro's 1st of 41 wins this year
Apr 26th - Bell Telephone Company of Antwerp Belgium forms
Apr 27th - The Australian Labor Party becomes the first such party to gain national government, under Chris Watson.
Apr 30th - Ice cream cone makes its debut
May 2nd - 30th Kentucky Derby: Shorty Prior aboard Elwood wins in 2:08.50
May 4th - Construction begins by the United States on the Panama Canal.
Playwright George Bernard ShawPlaywright George Bernard Shaw May 4th - Charles Stewart Rolls meets Frederick Henry Royce at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, England.
May 5th - Cy Young of Boston pitches perfect game against Phila A's (3-0)
May 6th - American Lung Association holds its 1st meeting
May 7th - Flexible Flyer trademark registered
May 9th - The steam locomotive City of Truro becomes the first steam engine to exceed 100mph.
May 11th - Andrew Carnegie donates $1.5M to build a peace palace
May 17th - Maurice Ravel's "Shéhérazade," premieres in Paris
May 18th - American Ion Perdicaris kidnapped in Morocco
May 21st - Federation Internationale de Football Association (Soccer) forms in Paris
May 25th - 38th Belmont: George Odom aboard Delhi wins in 2:06.6
May 27th - NL record of 5 stolen bases in a game (Dennis McGann, NY Giants)
May 28th - 29th Preakness: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Bryn Mawr wins in 1:44.2
May 30th - Frank Chance gets hit by pitch 5 times in a doubleheader
Jun 2nd - Professor Schron finds microbe that causes photosynthesis
Jun 6th - National Tuberculosis Association organized, Atlantic City, NJ
Jun 11th - Cub's Bob Wicker no-hits NY Giants, wins in 12th on 1 hitter, 1-0
Jun 11th - German Lt-Gen Lothar von Trotha lands in Swapokmund, SW-Africa
Jun 14th - Dutch troops occupies Kuto Reh, Sumatra, killing all inhabitants
Jun 15th - Side-wheeler "General Slocum" burns in NY's East River (1,031 die)
Novelist & Poet James JoyceNovelist & Poet James Joyce Jun 16th - Bloomsday (date of events in James Joyce's Ulysses)
Jun 16th - Eugen Schauman assassinates Nikolai Bobrikov, Governor-General of Finland.
Jun 21st - Boston Herald tells of Red Sox trade "Dougherty as a Yankee," 1st known reference to NY club as Yankees (became Yankees in 1913)
Jun 28th - International Anti-Military Cooperation (IAMV) forms in Amsterdam
Jun 28th - The SS Norge Runs aground and sinks
Jun 29th - 2 prehistoric bones found in Weerdingerveen, Drenthe
Jun 29th - 21st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats C Sterry (6-0 6-3)
Jun 29th - 28th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats F Riseley (6-1 7-5 8-6)
Jul 1st - 3rd modern Olympic games opens in St Louis
Jul 5th - Giants 18-game winning streak ends as Phillies win 6-5 in 10 inn
Jul 5th - 4th Davis Cup: British Isles beats Belgium in Wimbledon (5-0)
Jul 9th - 10th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 303 at Glen View Club IL
Jul 15th - 1st Buddhist temple in US forms, Los Angeles
Jul 16th - Islands of Manu'a group (Samoa) ceded to US by their chiefs
Jul 19th - Dutch Premier Kuypers disbands 1st Chamber
Jul 21st - After 13 years, the 4,607-mile Trans-Siberian railway is completed
Jul 21st - Camille Jenatzy sets world auto speed record at 65.79 MPH
Jul 23rd - Ice cream cone created by Charles E Menches during La Purchase Expo
Aug 3rd - British journalist Francis Younghusband visits forbidden city Lhasa
Aug 7th - Train derailed on bridge in Eden Colo during a flash flood, kills 96
262nd Pope John XXIII262nd Pope John XXIII Aug 10th - Angelo G Roncalli (Pope John XXIII) becomes a priest
Aug 10th - Dutch newspaper Volk fires gay journalist Jacob de Cock
Aug 10th - Japanese fleet defeat Russians off Port Arthur
Aug 10th - Yankees Jack Chesbro ends string of 30 consecutive complete games
Aug 11th - German-ltalian General Von Trotha defeats Herero in SW Africa
Aug 16th - NYC begins building Grand Central Station
Aug 17th - Boston's Jesse Tannehell no-hits Chicago White Sox, 6-0
Aug 18th - Chris Watson resigns as Prime Minister of Australia and is succeeded by George Reid.
Aug 23rd - Automobile tire chain patented
Aug 24th - 24th US Mens Tennis: Holcombe Ward beats William Clothier (10-8 6-4 9-7)
Aug 24th - Field battle at Liao-Yang-200,000 Japanese against 150,000 Russian
Aug 25th - James J Jeffries TKOs Jack Munroe in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
Aug 29th - 1st Olympics in US are held (St Louis)
Aug 29th - 3rd modern Olympic Games opens in St Louis
Aug 30th - Thomas Hicks wins 3rd Olympics marathon (3:28:53.0) (40 km)
Sep 3rd - St Louis Olympics closes
Sep 4th - Dali Lama signs treaty allowing British commerce in Tibet
Sep 6th - Soccer team Rheden forms
Sep 9th - Mounted police 1st used in NYC
Sep 9th - Boston Herald again refers to NY baseball club as Yankees, when it reports "Yankees take 2," Yankee name not official till 1913
Sep 15th - Wilbur Wright makes his 1st airplane flight
Sep 19th - Gen Nogi's assault on Port Arthur: 16,000 Japanese casualties
Sep 20th - George Ade's "College Widow," premieres in NYC
Sep 20th - Orville & Wilbur Wright fly a circle in their Flyer II
Sep 23rd - Francis Younghusbands leaves Lhasa Tibet
Sep 25th - Charles Follis is 1st black to play pro football
Sep 26th - Charles Kleins "Music Master," premieres in NYC
Sep 26th - Earl Grey is named British governor-general of Canada
Sep 26th - GB Shaw's "How He Lied to Her Husband," premieres in NYC
Sep 28th - Woman arrested for smoking a cigarette in a car on 5th Avenue, NYC
Sep 29th - 1st monument honoring Spanish American War erected (Monroeville Ohio)
Sep 30th - White Sox lefty Doc White, pitches his 5th shutout in 18 days
Oct 1st - JB van Heutsz becomes gov-general of Netherland Indies
Oct 1st - Netherlands & Portugal lay down bounderies splitting Timor
Oct 3rd - France & Spain sign treaty for Morocco Independence
Oct 3rd - Giants Christy Mathewson strikes out then record 16 Cards
Oct 3rd - Mary McLeod Bethune opens Daytona Normal & Industrial School
Oct 4th - 1st day of NYC subway, 350,000 people ride 9.1 mile tracks
Oct 7th - NY Highlander Jack Chesbro wins record 41st game of season (41-12)
Oct 8th - 1st Vanderbilt Cup auto race (Hicksville, Long Island, NY)
Oct 10th - Liberty Theater opens at 234 W 42nd St NYC
Oct 10th - Yanks 2 games out play 1st place Red Sox on final day doubleheader 41 game winner Chesbro loses 1st game & chance at pennant
Oct 10th - Boston pitchers achieve 148 complete games-an AL record, also record for total complete games AL 1,098, NL 1,089
Oct 16th - Russian Baltic fleet departs to Port Arthur
Oct 17th - Bank of Italy (Bank of America) opens its doors
Oct 18th - Gustav Mahler's 5th symphony premieres in Cologne
Oct 19th - Polytechnic University of the Philippines founded as Manila Business School through the superintendence of the American C.A. O'Reilley.

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