What Happened in October 1867

Historical Events

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Oct 1 Karl Marx' "Das Kapital" published

Communist Philosopher Karl Marx
Communist Philosopher
Karl Marx
  • Oct 5 Last day of Julian calendar in Alaska
  • Oct 14 15th and last Tokugawa Shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu resigns in Japan
  • Oct 16 Alaska adopts Gregorian calendar, crosses intl date line
  • Oct 18 US takes formal possession of Alaska from Russia having paid $7.2 million
  • Oct 22 Foundation of the National University of Colombia.
  • Oct 23 72 Senators are summoned by Royal Proclamation to serve as the first members of the Canadian Senate.

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Oct 27 Giuseppe Garibaldi marches on Rome for the second time

Unifier of Italy Giuseppe Garibaldi
Unifier of Italy
Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • Oct 28 Maimonides College in Pennsylvania is first Jewish college in the US
  • Oct 29 Mail packets "Rhone" & "Wye" capsize off St Thomas, Virgin Islands

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 3 Pierre Bonnard, French painter/illustrator
  • Oct 14 Masaoka Shiki, Japan, haiku & tanka poet/diarist (Salt Water Ballads)
  • Oct 24 Franco Leoni, composer
  • Oct 25 Józef Dowbór-Muśnicki, Polish general (d. 1937)

Famous Weddings

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Oct 24 US Admiral George Dewey (29) weds daughter of New Hampshire's war governor Susan Goodwin

Admiral George Dewey
George Dewey

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 3 Elias Howe, American sewing machine pioneer (b. 1819)
  • Oct 4 Francis Xavier Seelos German-American Roman Catholic priest (b. 1819)
  • Oct 5 Thomas Taglichsbeck, composer, dies at 67
  • Oct 10 Ignacy Feliks Dobrzynski, composer, dies at 60
  • Oct 16 Salomon J Rappoport, Czech rabbi (Ereg miliem), dies
  • Oct 26 John Fawcett, composer, dies at 77