What Happened in October 1842

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 15 Karl Marx becomes editor-in-chief of Rheinische Zeitung

Communist Philosopher Karl Marx
Communist Philosopher
Karl Marx

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Charles Cros, French mathematician/chemist/poet (Le Hareng Saur)
  • Oct 14 Joe Start, American baseball player (d. 1927)
  • Oct 24 Josef Nesvera, composer
  • Oct 27 Giovanni Giolitti, 5x premier of Italy (1892..1921)
  • Oct 28 Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, orator (Joan of Arc of the Civil War)
  • Oct 28 Charles Boissevain, editor Dutch Algemeen Handelsblad (1885-1908)

Famous Weddings

  • Oct 8 Princess Sophia weds her cousin duke Charles Saksen-Weimar-Eisenach

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 2 Jose Mariano Elizaga, composer, dies at 56
  • Oct 2 William Ellery Channing, cleric/writer, dies
  • Oct 8 Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse, composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 19 Aleksey Koltsov, Russian poet (b. 1808)
  • Oct 20 Grace Darling, English heroine (b. 1815)
  • Oct 24 Bernardo O'Higgins, Chilean independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule, dies at 64
  • Oct 30 Allan Cunningham, Scottish poet and author (b. 1784)