May 1904 calendar

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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 1904.
The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Arthur Balfour (Conservative), Pope Pius X was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on May 1904: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1904?


Events

  • 04 May 1904 The United States begins construction of the Panama Canal.
  • 05 May 1904 Pitching against the Philadelphia Athletics at the Huntington Avenue Grounds, Cy Young of the Boston Americans throws the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball.
  • 06 May 1904 American Lung Association holds its first meeting.
  • 07 May 1904 Flexible Flyer trademark registered.
  • 09 May 1904 The steam locomotive City of Truro becomes the first steam engine in Europe to exceed 100 mph (160 km/h).
  • 11 May 1904 Andrew Carnegie donates $1.5 million to build a peace palace.
  • 14 May 1904 1st Olympics in US are held (St. Louis)
  • 15 May 1904 The Russian minelayer Amur laid a minefield about 15 miles off Port Arthur and sank Japan's battleships Hatsuse, 15,000 tons, with 496 crew and ''Yashima''.
  • 18 May 1904 American Ion Perdicaris kidnapped in Morocco.
  • 21 May 1904 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA Soccer) forms in Paris, France.
  • 25 May 1904 38th Belmont Stakes: George Odom aboard Delhi wins in 2:06.6.
  • 28 May 1904 29th Preakness: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Bryn Mawr wins in 1:44.2.
  • 30 May 1904 Frank Chance gets hit by pitch five times in a doubleheader.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in May 1904?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Navajo
  2. - I Pagliacci - Vesti La Giubba (On with the Play)
  3. - Blue Bell
  4. - Hannah, Won't You Open That Door?
  5. - I've Got a Feelin' for You