Deaths in History in October 1904

  • Oct 1 William Harcourt, British Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer, dies at 76
  • Oct 4 Karl Bayer, Austrian chemist (b. 1847)

Person of interestFrédéric-Auguste Bartholdi

Oct 4 Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, French sculptor (designed the Statue of Liberty), dies of tuberculosis at 70

  • Oct 8 Gustav Ratzenhofer, Austrian sociologist and general, dies at 62
  • Oct 12 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
  • Oct 13 Pavlos Melas, Greek officer who organized and participated in the Greek Struggle for Macedonia (b. 1870)
  • Oct 21 Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss explorer and writer (b. 1877)