What Happened in October 1827

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 The Russian army under Ivan Paskevich storms Yerevan, ending a millennium of Muslim domination in Armenia.

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Oct 15 Charles Darwin admitted to Christ's College, Cambridge

Naturalist Charles Darwin
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  • Oct 20 Battle at Navarino: Engl/Russ/French fleet beat Turk/Egyptian fleet

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 2 Edmund Jackson Davis, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1883)
  • Oct 6 Cark Reidel, German composer and conductor, born in Cronenberg, Wuppertal (d. 1888)
  • Oct 14 James Sidney Robinson, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)
  • Oct 14 Sir William George Granville Venables Vernon Harcourt, British Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Excheque
  • Oct 21 Petrus PM Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch historian/writer
  • Oct 29 Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist (d. 1907)
  • Oct 31 Richard Morris Hunt, American educator (d. 1895)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 10 Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet, dies at 49