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Major Events of 1904

1904 (Roman Numerals: MCMIV) was the 4th year of the 20th century. 1904 was a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Friday.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1904.
News Events of 1904

Russo-Japanese war begins

Britain and France sign "Entente Cordiale" respecting each other's claims in Morocco and Egypt.

Ivan Pavlov wins Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work on "conditioned reflexes".

Ivan Pavlov

First New York Subway line opens.

First New Year's Eve celebration held in Times Square (then known as Longacre Square).

Great Baltimore Fire destroys 70 city blocks in Baltimore, Maryland.

CQD is introduced as a radio distress symbol.

Great Toronto Fire destroys large areas of that city.

Sports in 1904
  • Olympic Games:

    • 1904 Summer Olympics (Games of the III Olympiad): St. Louis, USA

  • Rugby League:

    • First international rugby league match (between England and combined Welsh/Scottish team) takes place in Wigan, England.

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