What Happened in October 1820

Historical Events

  • Oct 9 Guayaquil, Ecuador declares its freedom from Ecuador
  • Oct 20 Spain sells part of Florida to US for $5 million

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Gustav Adolf Heinze, composer
  • Oct 5 David Wilber, American politician (d. 1890)
  • Oct 6 Jenny Lind, Swedish soprano (d. 1887)
  • Oct 8 Stanislaw Katski, composer
  • Oct 11 Alfred Washington Ellet, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)
  • Oct 13 John William Dawson, Canadian geologist (d. 1899)
  • Oct 20 Benjamin Franklin Cheatham, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • Oct 20 George Jerrison Stannard, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Oct 23 James Monroe Goggin, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1889)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 3 Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith, composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 12 Elias Annes Borger, theologist/poet (Ode on the Rhine), dies at 36
  • Oct 15 Karl Philipp F├╝rst zu Schwarzenberg, Austrian field marshal (b. 1771)