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1904 in Wales

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This article is about the particular significance of the year 1904 to Wales and its people.

Contents

Incumbents

  • Prince of Wales - George (later George V)
  • Princess of Wales - Mary
  • Archdruid of the National Eisteddfod of Wales - Hwfa Môn
  • Events

  • January - Opening of Llanelli North Dock.
  • 5 January - Opening of Tanat Valley Light Railway between Lynclys and Llangynog.
  • February - Beginning of the 1904-1905 Welsh Revival.
  • 4 May - Frederick Henry Royce meets Charles Stewart Rolls to discuss the Rolls-Royce agreement.
  • 21 July - Edward VII and Queen Alexandra open the Elan Valley Reservoirs.
  • 3 August - The first Royal Welsh Show is held in Aberystwyth.
  • 28–29 September - A conference at Blaenannerch reinforces the strength of the religious revival.
  • October - Evan Roberts begins preaching.
  • 31 October - Rhondda Tramways Company begins operation.
  • 3 October - Five people are killed in a railway accident near Loughor.
  • November - Joseph Jenkins, instigator of the religious revival, is guest preacher at meetings in Bethany, Ammanford, and "converts" incumbent minister Nantlais Williams.
  • 30 November - Philip Burton, theatre director and radio producer
  • Second Meeting of the Celtic Association is held at Caernarfon.
  • Orthopaedic surgeon Robert Jones becomes Honorary Surgeon to the Baschurch Home in Shropshire, which he will develop into the world's first specialized orthopaedic hospital.
  • Millicent McKenzie is appointed a professor at the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire in Cardiff, the first woman appointed to a chair at a British university-level institution.
  • Thomas Marchant Williams is knighted in recognition of his role in founding the National Eisteddfod Society.
  • In local authority elections, the Liberal Party win control of all county councils in Wales.
  • Arts and literature

  • February - Gwen John arrives in Paris, in the company of Dorelia McNeill.
  • Awards

  • National Eisteddfod of Wales - held in Rhyl
  • Chair - J. Machreth Rees
  • Crown - Richard Machno Humphreys
  • New books

  • J. Romilly Allen - Celtic Art in Pagan and Christian Times
  • Joseph Bradney - A History of Monmouthshire: From the coming of the Normans into Wales down to the present time, vol. 1
  • Owen Dafydd (died c. 1814) - Cynhyrchion Barddonol yr Hen Felinydd Owen Dafydd Cwmaman
  • Eluned Morgan - Dringo'r Andes
  • Silyn Roberts - Trystan ac Esyllt a Chaniadau Eraill
  • Music

  • Sir Henry Walford Davies - Everyman (oratorio)
  • Sport

  • Rugby league - In the first international league match, played between England and Other nationalities, ex-Wales rugby international Jack Rhapps becomes the World's first dual-code rugby international.
  • Rugby union - Percy Bush scores 104 points for the British team on their tour of Australia and New Zealand.
  • Births

  • March - Daniel Granville West, Baron Granville-West, politician (died 1984)
  • 6 March - Hugh Williams, actor and dramatist (died 1969)
  • 12 April - David Jenkins, Wales national rugby footballer (died 1951)
  • 18 May - Eynon Evans, actor and screenwriter
  • 7 June - Tom Lewis, Wales international rugby player (died 1994)
  • 8 June - Angus McBean, photographer (died 1990)
  • 26 June - Prof Seaborne Davies, law teacher and three times President of the National Eisteddfod (died 1984)
  • 27 June - Emrys Davies, cricketer (died 1975)
  • 29 June - Lynn Ungoed-Thomas, politician (died 1972)
  • 28 July - Ned Jenkins, Wales international rugby player (died 1990)
  • 31 July - Harold Davies, Baron Davies of Leek, politician (died 1985)
  • 4 August – Sir Thomas Parry, academic (died 1985)
  • 8 August - Dai Parker, Wales and British Lion rugby player (died 1965)
  • 22 August - Tommy Rees, Wales dual-code rugby player (died 1968)
  • 12 September – Euros Bowen, poet (died 1988)
  • 12 September – Donald Holroyde Hey, chemist (died 1987)
  • 24 September - George Andrews, Wales dual-code rugby player (died 1989)
  • 27 September - John Gwilym Jones, dramatist (died 1988)
  • 30 September - Waldo Williams, poet (died 1971)
  • 10 October (in Somerset) – Leslie Morris, politician in Canada (died 1964)
  • 15 October - Sir Julian Hodge, banker (died 2004)
  • 3 November - Caradog Prichard, poet and novelist (died 1980)
  • date unknown
  • Richard Vaughan, novelist (died 1983)
  • Deaths

  • 21 April - William Williams, businessman and politician, 64
  • 10 May - Sir Henry Morton Stanley, journalist and explorer, 63
  • 26 June - William Ormsby-Gore, 2nd Baron Harlech, 85
  • 12 July – Samuel M. Jones, mayor of Toledo, Ohio, USA, 57
  • 17 July - Isaac Roberts, astronomer, 75
  • 25 July - James Valentine, English rugby international, 37 (struck by lightning while on holiday in Barmouth)
  • September - Benjamin Davies, Welsh-descended Canadian politician, 91
  • 21 November - Jimmy Michael, cyclist, 27 (alcohol-related)
  • 24 November – Lewis Jones, one of the founders of the Welsh settlement in Patagonia, 68
  • 24 November – Evan Lewis, Dean of Bangor, 86
  • 29 December - Edward Treharne, Wales international rugby player, 42 (heart attack)
  • date unknown
  • James Lewis Thomas, architect
  • References

    1904 in Wales Wikipedia


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