On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1904

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • JB van Heutsz becomes governor general of Dutch East Indies
  • Netherlands & Portugal lay down bounderies splitting Timor

Famous Birthdays

  • A.K. Gopalan, Indian communist leader (d. 1977)
  • Otto Robert Frisch, Austrian-born physicist (d. 1979)
  • Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-American pianist (Carmen), born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1989)

Famous Deaths

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