What Happened in October 1848

Historical Events

  • Oct 16 1st US homeopathic medical college opens in Pennsylvania
  • Oct 28 The first railroad in Spain - between Barcelona and MatarĂ³ - is opened.

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 3 Henry Lerolle, French painter (d. 1929)
  • Oct 5 Guido von List, German writer (d. 1919)
  • Oct 17 William "Candy" Cummings, American baseball player credited with creating the curveball, born in Ware, Massachusetts (d. 1924)
  • Oct 30 Zinovi P Rozhestvensky, Russian vice-admiral
  • Oct 31 Boston Custer, brother of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1876)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 4 Louis Massonneau, composer, dies at 82
  • Oct 5 Joseph Hormayr Freiherr zu Hortenburg, Austrian politician (b. 1781)
  • Oct 26 Vissarion G Belinski, Russian literature critic, dies
  • Oct 27 Alexander Egorovich Varlamov, composer, dies at 46