What Happened in October 1849

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Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 3 American author Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland under mysterious circumstances; it is the last time he is seen in public before his death.

  • Oct 6 The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.
  • Oct 16 Avery College establishes in Allegheny, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 16 British seize Tigre Island in Gulf of Fonseca from Honduras

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 6 Basil Zaharoff, arms dealer, "merchant of death"
  • Oct 7 James Whitcomb Riley, US, poet (Raggedy Man)
  • Oct 16 Arnold Krug, German composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1904)
  • Oct 16 Charles Harford Lloyd, composer
  • Oct 26 Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, German mathematician (d. 1917)
  • Oct 30 Johan Willem, son of Dutch princess Marianne & coachman

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 7 Edgar Allan Poe, American writer, poet and critic, dies in Baltimore at 40

  • Oct 16 George Washington Williams, 1st major African American historian, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 17 Frederic Chopin, Polish/French pianist/composer, dies at 39

Composer Frederic Chopin
Composer
Frederic Chopin