What Happened on October 12, 1904

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Ding Ling, Chinese writer (The Sun Shines over the Sanggan River), born in Linli, Hunan, China (d. 1986)
  • Lester Dent, American writer (Doc Savage), born in La Plata, Missouri (d. 1959)

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Dowd, American principal who was the 1st to propose standardized time zones (for America's railways), struck and killed by a train at 79