What Happened in October 1821

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 8 The government of General José de San Martín establishes the Peruvian Navy.

Revolutionary Leader José de San Martín
Revolutionary Leader
José de San Martín

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 2 Alexander Peter "Old Straight" Stewart, Lt Gen (Confederate Army)
  • Oct 7 Richard Heron Anderson, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • Oct 7 William Sill, with The Underground Railroad
  • Oct 11 Angelo Maurizio Gaspare Mariani, composer
  • Oct 11 George Williams, England, founder YMCA

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 13 Rudolf Virchow, German politician, anthropologist and pathologist (cell pathology), born in Schivelbein, Prussia (d. 1902)

Anthropologist/Pathologist Rudolf Virchow
Rudolf Virchow
  • Oct 16 Albert Franz Doppler, composer
  • Oct 22 Collis Potter Huntington, American railroad executive (d. 1900)
  • Oct 30 Cenobio Paniagua y Vasques, composer
  • Oct 30 Fjodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski, Russian novelist (Idiot) [NS=11/11]

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 4 John Rennie, Scottish engineer (b. 1761)
  • Oct 9 Georg-Friederich Fuchs, composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 11 John Ross Key, American judge and lawyer (b. 1754)
  • Oct 24 Elias Boudinot, American President of the Continental Congress (b. 1740)