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  • Hunan, China
    Monday Feb 15, 1904

    Xinhai Revolution

    The Huaxinghui (China Revival Society)

    Hunan, China
    Monday Feb 15, 1904

    The Huaxinghui (China Revival Society) was founded in 1904 with notables like Huang Xing, Zhang Shizhao, Chen Tianhua and Song Jiaoren, along with 100 others. Their motto was "Take one province by force, and inspire the other provinces to rise up".




  • Figueres, Catalonia, Spain
    Wednesday May 11, 1904

    Salvador Dali

    Birth

    Figueres, Catalonia, Spain
    Wednesday May 11, 1904

    Salvador Dalí was born on 11 May 1904, on the first floor of Carrer Monturiol, 20 in the town of Figueres, in the Empordà region, close to the French border in Catalonia, Spain.




  • Paris, France
    Sunday May 22, 1904

    FIFA World Cup

    FIFA

    Paris, France
    Sunday May 22, 1904

    The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) was founded in Paris on 22 May 1904




  • Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
    Monday May 23, 1904

    The Wright brothers

    First Flight attempt (Flyer)

    Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
    Monday May 23, 1904

    In 1904 the Wrights built the Flyer II. They decided to avoid the expense of travel and bringing supplies to the Outer Banks and set up an airfield at Huffman Prairie, a cow pasture eight miles (13 km) northeast of Dayton. They received permission to use the field rent-free from owner and bank president Torrance Huffman. They invited reporters to their first flight attempt of the year on May 23, on the condition that no photographs be taken.




  • Helsinki, Finland (Then Russian Empire)
    Thursday Jun 30, 1904

    1905 Russian Revolution

    Governor-General of Finland killed

    Helsinki, Finland (Then Russian Empire)
    Thursday Jun 30, 1904

    Nikolai Bobrikov Governor-General of Finland killed 30 June [O.S. 17 June] 1904 in Helsinki.




  • Clarens, Switzerland
    Thursday Jul 14, 1904

    Second Boer War

    President Kruger Death

    Clarens, Switzerland
    Thursday Jul 14, 1904

    President Kruger first went to Marseille and then on to the Netherlands, where he stayed for a while before moving finally to Clarens, Switzerland, where he died in exile on 14 July 1904.




  • Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Wednesday Aug 10, 1904

    1905 Russian Revolution

    Minister of Interior killed

    Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Wednesday Aug 10, 1904

    Vyacheslav von Plehve Minister of Interior killed 10 August [O.S. 28 July] 1904 in Saint Petersburg.


  • U.S.
    Saturday Aug 13, 1904

    The Wright brothers

    Best Kitty Hawk effort

    U.S.
    Saturday Aug 13, 1904

    At Huffman Prairie, lighter winds made takeoffs harder, and they had to use a longer starting rail than the 60-foot (18 m) rail used at Kitty Hawk. The first flights in 1904 revealed problems with longitudinal stability, solved by adding ballast and lengthening the supports for the elevator. During the spring and summer they suffered many hard landings, often damaging the aircraft and causing minor injuries. On August 13, making an unassisted takeoff, Wilbur finally exceeded their best Kitty Hawk effort with a flight of 1,300 feet (400 m). Then they decided to use a weight-powered catapult to make takeoffs easier and tried it for the first time on September 7.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 20, 1904

    The Wright brothers

    The First complete circle in history

    U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 20, 1904

    On September 20, 1904, Wilbur flew the first complete circle in history by a manned heavier-than-air powered machine, covering 4,080 feet (1,244 m) in about a minute and a half.


  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Monday Oct 17, 1904

    Bank of America

    Bank of Italy "San Francisco"

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Monday Oct 17, 1904

    From a naming perspective, the history of Bank of America dates back to October 17, 1904, when Amadeo Pietro Giannini founded the Bank of Italy in San Francisco.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 1904

    Theodore Roosevelt

    Second Term

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 1904

    The United States presidential election of 1904 was the 30th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 8, 1904. Incumbent Republican President Theodore Roosevelt defeated the Democratic nominee, Alton B. Parker. Roosevelt's victory made him the first president to win a term in his own right after having ascended to the presidency upon the death of a predecessor.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 9, 1904

    The Wright brothers

    Wright's two best flights

    U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 9, 1904

    Their two best flights were November 9 by Wilbur and December 1 by Orville, each exceeding five minutes and covering nearly three miles in almost four circles.


  • Paris, France
    Tuesday Dec 6, 1904

    Marie Curie

    Curie gave birth to their Second Daughter

    Paris, France
    Tuesday Dec 6, 1904

    In December 1904, Curie gave birth to their second daughter, Ève. She hired Polish governesses to teach her daughters her native language, and sent or took them on visits to Poland.


  • Moscow, Russian Empire
    Tuesday Dec 13, 1904

    1905 Russian Revolution

    Moscow City Duma

    Moscow, Russian Empire
    Tuesday Dec 13, 1904

    On 13 December [O.S. 30 November] 1904, the Moscow City Duma passed a resolution demanding establishment of an elected national legislature, full freedom of the press, and freedom of religion. Similar resolutions and appeals from other city dumas and zemstvo councils followed.


  • Hungary
    Tuesday Dec 13, 1904

    Incandescent light bulb

    Sándor Just and Croatian Franjo Hanaman were granted a Hungarian patent for a tungsten Filament Lamp

    Hungary
    Tuesday Dec 13, 1904

    On 13 December 1904, Hungarian Sándor Just and Croatian Franjo Hanaman were granted a Hungarian patent (No. 34541) for a tungsten filament lamp that lasted longer and gave brighter light than the carbon filament. Tungsten filament lamps were first marketed by the Hungarian company Tungsram in 1904. This type is often called Tungsram-bulbs in many European countries. Filling a bulb with an inert gas such as argon or nitrogen slows down the evaporation of the tungsten filament compared to operating it in a vacuum. This allows for greater temperatures and therefore greater efficacy with less reduction in filament life.


  • Zemstvo, Russian Empire
    Sunday Dec 25, 1904

    1905 Russian Revolution

    Tsar issued a manifesto promising the broadening of the Zemstvo

    Zemstvo, Russian Empire
    Sunday Dec 25, 1904

    Tsar Nicholas II made a move to fulfil many of these demands, appointing liberal Pyotr Dmitrievich Sviatopolk-Mirsky Minister of the Interior after the assassination of Vyacheslav von Plehve. On 25 December [O.S. 12 December] 1904, the Tsar issued a manifesto promising the broadening of the Zemstvo and more authority local municipal councils, insurance for industrial workers, the emancipation of Inorodtsy and the abolition of censorship. The crucial demand of representative national legislature was missing in the manifesto.


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