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  • 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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