Top News Stories from 1904
Population: 4.378 billionpopulation by decade
Nobel Peace Prize: Institut de Droit International (Belgium)More World Statistics...
- Russo-Japanese War begins. As Russia and Japan fight over Manchuria and Korea.
- Entente Cordiale: Britain and France settle their international differences.
President: Theodore Roosevelt
Vice President: none
Population: 82,166,000More U.S. Statistics...
- New York City subway opens.
- U.S. Supreme Court rules that citizens of Puerto Rico cannot be denied entry to the continental U.S.
- U.S. begins construction of the Panama Canal.
Federal spending: $0.58 billion
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02
World SeriesNot Held
Stanley CupOttawa Silver Seven
WimbledonWomen: Dorothea Douglass d. C. Sterry (6-0 6-3)
Men: Laurie Doherty d. F. Riseley (6-1 7-5 8-6)
Kentucky Derby ChampionElwood
NCAA Football ChampionsPenn (CFRA, HF) (12-0-0) & Michigan (NCF) (10-0-0) 1904 Summer Olympics
Nobel Prize for Literature: Frédéric Mistral (France) and José Echegaray (Spain)More Entertainment Awards...
- The London Symphony Orchestra is established.
- Anton Chekhov introduces modern realism at the premiere of The Cherry Orchard at the Moscow Art Theatre.
- The teddy bear is first produced. It is named after Pres. Theodore Roosevelt.
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Sir William Ramsay (UK), for discovery and determination of place of inert gaseous elements in air
Physics: John Strutt (Lord Rayleigh) (UK), for discovery of argon in investigating gas density
Physiology or Medicine: Ivan P. Pavlov (USSR), for work on the physiology of digestionMore Nobel Prizes in 1998...