Wednesday 17 August 1904US date format: 8/17/1904, UK date format: 17/8/1904
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 17, 1904). The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include John Hay Whitney and John Whitney.
La Danse du diable, directed by , was one of the most viewed movies released in 1904
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- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- John Hay Whitney: US newspaper magnate, dies at age 76.
- John Whitney: American heir who was the member of a prominent social family, inheriting great wealth.
- Louis Cattiaux: France Painter.
- Tristan Sévère: French actor and playwright, also known as Raymond Destac, who was the companion of the actress Muse Dalbray with whom he wrote several essays and plays.
- Mary Cain: American newspaper editor and politician (d. 1984).
- Russo-Japanese War: A Japanese infantry charge fails to take Port Arthur.