What Happened in October 1855

Historical Events

  • Oct 9 American inventor Isaac Singer patents sewing machine motor
  • Oct 9 Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Massachusetts, patents first calliope
  • Oct 17 Bessemer steelmaking process patented

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Oct 18 Franz Liszt's "Prometheus" premieres

Composer/Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer/Pianist
Franz Liszt

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 8 Gustav Ehrismann, German germanist
  • Oct 12 Arthur Nikisch, Szent-Miklos Hungary, conductor (Berlin Philharmonic)
  • Oct 12 August Sauer, Austria literature historian (Euphorion)
  • Oct 12 Jacobus of Looy, Dutch writer/painter (Death of My Cat) [or 9/12]
  • Oct 14 George Edwardes, British composer (Gaiety Girl)
  • Oct 16 Camille Looten, Belgian priest/literature historian
  • Oct 16 Samedbey Mehmandarov, Russian general (d. 1931)
  • Oct 24 James S. Sherman, Vice President of the United States (d. 1912)
  • Oct 28 Ivan V Mitshurin, Russian botanist (new types of fruit)
  • Oct 29 Paul Bruch├ęsi, archbishop of Montreal (d. 1939)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 6 August L Crelle, inventor/mathematician (Rechentafeln), dies at 75
  • Oct 13 Gottfried Rieger, composer, dies at 91
  • Oct 25 Willem F earl van Bylandt, military, dies at 84