What Happened in October 1822

Historical Events

  • Oct 8 First eruption of Galunggung (Java) sends boiling sludge into valley
  • Oct 12 Second eruption of Galunggung (Java) destroys summit of mountain
  • Oct 19 In Parnaíba; Simplício Dias da Silva, João Cândido de Deus e Silva and Domingos Dias declare the independent state of Piauí
  • Oct 20 1st edition of London Sunday Times
  • Oct 26 King Willem I requires inhabitants of Brussels to use Dutch language

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 2 Joannes Kappeyne van de Coppello, Dutch Internal minister (1877-79)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 4 Rutherford B. Hayes, politician (R) 19th US President (1877-81), born in Delaware Ohio (d. 1893)

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes
  • Oct 5 Hans Hampel, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1884)
  • Oct 9 George Sykes, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1880)
  • Oct 12 Joseph Haydn Potter, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)
  • Oct 13 Karl Reinthaler, composer
  • Oct 15 Alfred Meissner, Austrian physician/writer
  • Oct 20 Mansfield Lovell, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1884)
  • Oct 21 Levinus Keuchenius, Dutch minister of Colonies (1888-90)
  • Oct 29 Joost G Kist, Dutch lawyer/president of High Council (1885-97)
  • Oct 29 Mieczysław Halka Ledóchowski, Polish Catholic Cardinal (d. 1902)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 12 "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" author Victor Hugo (20) weds Adele Fourcher

Author Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 13 Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor, dies at 64
  • Oct 16 Eva Marie Veigel, Austrian ballet dancer (b. 1724)
  • Oct 27 Christian Frederich Gottlieb Schwencke, composer, dies at 55
  • Oct 29 Dirk van Hogendorp, Dutch earl/general/minister of War, dies at 61