Tuesday 16 August 1904
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).
Asahi katsudô daishashin, directed by N/A, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1904
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- RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
- USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
- Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
- Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
- Wendell Stanley biochemist: first to crystallize a virus (Nobel Prize 1946).
- Minoru Genda: Japanese general pilot and politician (d. 1989).
- Wendell Stanley: American biochemist and virologist Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971).
- New York City begins building Grand Central Station
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- Good-Bye, My Lady Love - Henry Burr
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