What Happened in October 1826

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Historical Events

  • Oct 7 Granite Railway (1st chartered railway in US) begins operations

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 7 William Brimage Bate, US Confederate brig-gen/(Gov-D-Tenn, 1882-86)
  • Oct 8 Matt Whitaker Ransom, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1904)
  • Oct 13 Lafayette Curry Baker, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1868)
  • Oct 16 Piotr Studzinski, composer
  • Oct 22 Guglielmo Quarenghi, Italian composer and cellist, (d. 1882)
  • Oct 31 Hugh Boyle Ewing, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1905)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 17 Historian Thomas Carlyle (30) weds Jane Welsh (25)

Historian and Essayist Thomas Carlyle
Historian and Essayist
Thomas Carlyle

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 3 Jens I Baggesen, Danish writer/linguist (Labyrinth), dies