What Happened in October 1825

Historical Events

  • Oct 7 Miramichi Fire - forest fire disaster in New Brunswick
  • Oct 17 1st French Liszts operette Don Sanche premieres in Paris
  • Oct 26 Erie Canal between Hudson River & Lake Erie opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 10 Paulus Kruger, President of South African Republic (1883), Boer leader
  • Oct 11 Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Swiss writer, born in Z├╝rich (d. 1898)
  • Oct 11 Elkanah Brackin Greer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1877)
  • Oct 15 Queen Marie of Prussia (d. 1889)
  • Oct 16 Thomas Turpin Crittenden, Brig Genl (Union volunteers), (d. 1905)
  • Oct 25 Johann Baptist Strauss, (the younger), Austria, composer (Waltz King)
  • Oct 31 Raleigh Edward Colston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1896)
  • Oct 31 Charles Lavigerie, French cardinal (d. 1892)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 13 Maximilian I of Bavaria (b. 1756)
  • Oct 17 Peter Winter, composer, dies at 71