What Happened in October 1843

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 News of the World begins publication in London
  • Oct 13 B'nai B'rith founded (NY)
  • Oct 14 British arrest Irish nationalist Daniel O'Connell for conspiracy
  • Oct 16 Sir William Rowan Hamilton comes up with the idea of quaternions, a non-commutative extension of complex numbers.
  • Oct 20 1st Chinese immigrant arrives in Suriname

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 20 Victor de Stuers, Dutch art connoisseur
  • Oct 21 Mark M Antokolski, Russian/French sculptor (Peter the Great)
  • Oct 22 Stephen Babcock, Oneida County New York, American Agricultural Chemist (Babcock test and father of scientific dairying)
  • Oct 25 Gleb Uspensky, Russian author (Power of the Soil)
  • Oct 26 Vasili V Vereshchagin, Russian painter (War & Peace)
  • Oct 30 A G Henri Regnault, French water colors painter

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 10 Karl Theodor Toeschi, composer, dies at 75