What Happened in October 1844

Historical Events

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Oct 1 German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt departs Jimbour, the farthest outpost of settlement on the Queensland Darling Downs, to begin his exploration of Australia's Northern Territory from Moreton Bay to Port Essington

Explorer and Naturalist Ludwig Leichhardt
Explorer and Naturalist
Ludwig Leichhardt
  • Oct 22 Millerite Adventists wait for appearance of Jesus

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 3 Patrick Manson, "Father of tropical medicine"
  • Oct 5 Francis William Reitz, State President of the Orange Free State (d. 1934)

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Oct 11 Henry John Heinz, founded prepared-foods company (Heinz-57 varieties), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1919)

Founder of Heinz Henry John Heinz
Founder of Heinz
Henry John Heinz
  • Oct 12 George W Cable, American writer (Northampton Years)

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Oct 15 Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher and philologist (Beyond Good and Evil), born in Röcken, Saxony, Prussia (d. 1900)

Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Oct 17 Miguel Nieto, composer
  • Oct 18 Emille-Louis-Victor Mathieu, composer

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Oct 23 Louis Riel, Canadian politician, founder of the province of Manitoba and leader of the Métis people of the Canadian prairies, born in Red River Colony, Rupert's Land, British North America (d. 1885)

Politician Louis Riel
Louis Riel
  • Oct 23 Robert S Bridges, England, poet laureate (Eros & Psyche)
  • Oct 23 Robert Bridges, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1913-30), born in Walmer, Kent (d. 1930)
  • Oct 24 Karl Lueger, anti semitic mayor of Vienna
  • Oct 27 Klas Arnoldson, Sweden, politician/pacifist (Nobel 1908)
  • Oct 29 Albert von Rothschild, Austrian banker
  • Oct 30 Harvey W. Wiley, American chemist (d. 1930)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 12 Claude Tillier, French journalist/writer (My Uncle Benjamin), dies