On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1904

Historical Events

  • JB van Heutsz becomes governor general of Dutch East Indies
  • Netherlands and Portugal lay down boundaries splitting the island of Timor in two

Famous Birthdays

  • A.K. Gopalan, Indian communist leader (d. 1977)
  • Otto Robert Frisch, Austrian-born physicist (d. 1979)

Famous Deaths

  • William Harcourt, British Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer, dies at 76
1904 Highlights

About October 1, 1904

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 117 years, 2 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra