< MCMIV = 1904 >
Events in 1904
|12 January:|| ||Henry Ford sets a new speed record when he races at 147.05 km/h (91.37 mph) across frozen Lake St. Clair in Michigan.|
|14 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.|
|14 February:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|16 February:|| ||In this Chinese New Year the Rabbit makes room for the Year of the Dragon.|
|17 February:|| ||Puccini's opera “Madama Butterfly” premiers at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.|
|31 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|3 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|19 April:|| ||The city of Toronto is largely destroyed by a great fire, but without loss of life.|
|22 April:|| ||J. Robert Oppenheimer, director of the Manhattan Project, is born in New York.|
|1 May:|| ||Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer, dies from heart failure following five weeks of illness in Prague at age 62.|
|11 May:|| ||Salvador Dalí, Spanish surrealist painter, is born in Figueres, Catalonia.|
|21 May:|| ||The International Federation of Association Football FIFA is established.|
|22 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|15 July:|| ||Anton Chekhov, Russian short-story writer, playwright and physician, dies of tuberculosis in Badenweiler, Germany at age 44.|
|14 September:|| ||The passenger train “Empire State Express” is named the fastest vehicle in the world, outperforming any car, boat or plane, after covering the 436 miles (702 km) between New York and Buffalo in 7 hours and 6 minutes (including stops) at an average speed of 61.4 mph (98.8 km/h).|
|19 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|20 October:|| ||Wilbur Wright flies the world's first complete circle by a heavier-than-air powered aircraft, covering 1244 metres in 90 seconds.|
|27 October:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1322 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|8 November:|| ||Harvey Hubbell patents the two pin electrical power plug and socket.|
|9 November:|| ||Wilbur Wright stays 5 minutes and 4 seconds in the air, longer than ever before, covering about 4.4 km in the Wright Flyer II.|
|11 November:|| ||German engineer Christian Hülsmeyer is awarded Reichspatent 169154 for a device to detect and range ships in fog, the first radar system.|
|26 November:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
|27 December:|| ||The stage play “Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up” by Scottish author J.M. Barrie premieres in London.|
People in 1904
Hormuzd Rassam, George Freeth, Lord Kelvin, Jules Verne, Leo Tolstoy, Henrik Ibsen, Dmitri Mendeleev, Camille Saint-Saëns, Andrew Carnegie, Samuel Clemens, Norman Lockyer, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Ernst Mach, John D. Rockefeller, Paul Cézanne, Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet, Edvard Grieg, Karl Benz, Rogier Verbeek, Gabriel Fauré, Wilhelm Röntgen, Alexander Graham Bell, Joseph Pulitzer, Thomas Edison, Ivan Pavlov, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, William Ramsay, Meiji the Great, Henri Becquerel, Antoni Gaudí, Jacobus van 't Hoff, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Leoš Janáček, George Eastman, Auguste Verneuil, Nikola Tesla, Emil Kraepelin, George Bernard Shaw, George Hendrik Breitner, Rudolf Diesel, Charles Eastman, Giacomo Puccini, Max Planck, Theodore Roosevelt, Sigmund Freud, Willem Kloos, Frederik van Eeden, Gustav Mahler, Paul Nipkow, Rabindranath Tagore, Fridtjof Nansen, Rudolf Steiner, Auguste Lumière, David Hilbert, Pierre de Coubertin, Edvard Munch, William Randolph Hearst, Henry Ford, Louis Lumière, Alois Alzheimer, Herman Gorter, Sun Yat-sen, Marie Curie, Wilbur Wright, Maxim Gorky, Nicholas II, Mahatma Gandhi, Charivarius, Vladimir Lenin, Marcel Proust, Orville Wright, Ernest Rutherford, Louis Blériot, Bertrand Russell, Arnold Schoenberg, Gustav Holst, Guglielmo Marconi, Winston Churchill, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Mann, Maurice Ravel, Albert Camus, Carl Jung, Jan Prins, Ibn Saud, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Stalin, Wallace Stevens, Leon Trotsky, Otto Hahn, Albert Einstein, Alfred Wegener, Pablo Picasso, Stefan Zweig, James Joyce, Willem Elsschot, Igor Stravinsky, Nescio, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Franz Kafka, John Maynard Keynes, Khalil Gibran, José Ortega y Gasset, Benito Mussolini, Harry S. Truman, Niels Bohr, David Ben-Gurion, Robert Schuman, P.N. van Eyck, Marc Chagall, J.C. Bloem, Erwin Schrödinger, Chiang Kai-shek, Chandrasekhara Raman, Andrei Tupolev, T.E. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Jawaharlal Nehru, Taha Hussein, Charlie Chaplin, Adolf Hitler, Edwin Hubble, Martin Heidegger, Anthony Fokker, Dwight Eisenhower, Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Karl Dönitz, James Chadwick, Manfred von Richthofen, J.R.R. Tolkien, Francisco Franco, Tito, Haile Selassie, Hermann Göring, Ivor Novello, Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, Martinus Nijhoff, Aldous Huxley, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Trygve Lie, Paul VI, Joseph Goebbels, J. Slauerhoff, M.C. Escher, René Magritte, Alfred Hitchcock, Vladimir Nabokov, Hendrik Marsman, Gladwyn Jebb, Jan Oort, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Walt Disney, Ernest Lawrence, Marlene Dietrich, Hirohito, Enrico Fermi, Charles Lindbergh, Puyi, Jan Campert, Belcampo, Louis Leakey, George Orwell, John von Neumann and Bob Hope celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1904 was a leap year starting on a Friday, just like 1808, 1836, 1864 and 1892 in the century before it and 1932, 1960 and 1988 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1904 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 26 May 2017.