What Happened in October 1858

Historical Events

  • Oct 21 In Paris, the Can-Can is 1st performed
  • Oct 21 Jacques Offenbach's opera "Orphée aux Enfers" premieres in Paris
  • Oct 26 Hamilton Smith patents rotary washing machine
  • Oct 28 R. H. Macy & Co opens 1st store, (6th Ave-NYC) Gross receipts $11.06

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 4 Michael I. Pupin, Serbian-born telephone pioneer (d. 1935)
  • Oct 5 Heinrich M von Battenberg, German son-in-law of queen Victoria
  • Oct 9 Gerard L F Philips, Dutch engineer/manufacturer (Philips)
  • Oct 15 Frank Valentine Van der Stucken, composer
  • Oct 15 John L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ (1882-92)
  • Oct 19 George Albert Boulenger, Belgian naturalist (d. 1937)
  • Oct 20 John Burns, English politician (d. 1943)
  • Oct 21 Ramabai Dongre' Medhavi, India, social reformer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 27 Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US President (R: 1901-09; Nobel 1906), born in NYC, New York (d. 1919)

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 10 Karl A Varnhagen von Ense, German author/poet/diplomat, dies at 73
  • Oct 12 Ando Hiroshige, Japanese painter, dies at 61
  • Oct 26 Isac Baker Woodbury, composer, dies at 39