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Elsewhere in 1904

July 5, 2018

January 8 – The Blackstone Library is dedicated, marking the beginning of the Chicago Public Library system

January 8 – The Blackstone Library is dedicated, marking the beginning of the Chicago Public Library system

Hererokrieg - Gefangene Herero

January 18 – The Herero Rebellion in German South-West Africa begins

January 23 – The Ålesund Fire destroys most buildings in the town of Ålesund, Norway, leaving about 10,000 people without shelter

January 23 – The Ålesund Fire destroys most buildings in the town of Ålesund, Norway, leaving about 10,000 people without shelter

February 7 – The Great Baltimore Fire in Baltimore, Maryland, destroys over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours

February 7 – The Great Baltimore Fire in Baltimore, Maryland, destroys over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours

February 8–9 – A surprise Japanese naval attack on Port Arthur (Lüshun) in Manchuria starts the Russo-Japanese War

February 8–9 – A surprise Japanese naval attack on Port Arthur (Lüshun) in Manchuria starts the Russo-Japanese War

March 31 – British expedition to Tibet – Battle of Guru- British troops under Colonel Francis Younghusband defeat ill-equipped Tibetan troops

March 31 – British expedition to Tibet – Battle of Guru- British troops under Colonel Francis Younghusband defeat ill-equipped Tibetan troops

April 19 – The Great Toronto Fire destroys much of that city's downtown, but there are no fatalities.

April 19 – The Great Toronto Fire destroys much of that city’s downtown, but there are no fatalities.

April 30 – The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri

April 30 – The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World’s Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri

July 1 – The third Modern Olympic Games opens in St. Louis, Missouri, United States as part of the World's Fair

July 1 – The third Modern Olympic Games opens in St. Louis, Missouri, United States as part of the World’s Fair

August 11 – Battle of Waterberg- Lothar von Trotha defeats the Herero people in German South-West Africa, and drives them into the Omaheke desert, starting the Herero and Namaqua Genoc

August 11 – Battle of Waterberg- Lothar von Trotha defeats the Herero people in German South-West Africa, and drives them into the Omaheke desert, starting the Herero and Namaqua Genocide

October 21 – The Russian Baltic Fleet fires on British trawlers it mistakes for Japanese torpedo boats, in the North Sea.

October 21 – The Russian Baltic Fleet fires on British trawlers it mistakes for Japanese torpedo boats, in the North Sea.

November 8 – U.S. presidential election, 1904- Republican incumbent Theodore Roosevelt defeats Democrat Alton B. Parker.

November 8 – U.S. presidential election, 1904- Republican incumbent Theodore Roosevelt defeats Democrat Alton B. Parker.

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