On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1904

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
1904 Highlights

About October 12, 1904

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 116 years and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra