What Happened in October 1872

Historical Events

  • Oct 2 Morgan State University founded

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 2 Phileas Fogg sets out on his journey as depicted in Jules Verne's "Around the World in Eighty Days"

Novelist Jules Verne
Novelist
Jules Verne
  • Oct 3 Bloomingdale's department store in NY opens
  • Oct 9 Aaron Montgomery starts his mail-order business
  • Oct 12 Montreal Foot Ball Club 1st game playing Quebec City to 0-0 tie
  • Oct 19 World's largest gold nugget (215 kg) found in New South Wales
  • Oct 29 J S Risdon patents metal windmill

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Israel Querido, Dutch writer (Menschenwee)
  • Oct 3 Edward Faber Schneider, composer
  • Oct 6 Mikhail Kuzmin, Russian writer (d. 1936)
  • Oct 8 John Cowper Powys, British writer (Wood & Stone, Wolf Solent), born in Shirley, Derbyshire (d. 1963)
  • Oct 11 Harlan Fiske Stone, Chief Justice Supreme Court (1941-46), born in Chesterfield, New Hampshire (d. 1946)
  • Oct 12 Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer (Hugh the Drover), born in Down Ampney, England (d. 1958)
  • Oct 15 Wilhelm Miklas, Austrian president (d. 1956)
  • Oct 18 Josephine CMA, princess of Belgium/nun
  • Oct 24 Peter O'Connor, Irish athlete (d. 1957)
  • Oct 27 Emily Post, authority on social behavior/writer (Etiquette)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 2 Eberhard F Walcker, organ builder (Paulskirche Frankfurt A/M), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 10 William H. Seward, American politician (Secretary of State, 1861-69, Governor of New York, 1839-42), dies at 71

US Secretary of State William H. Seward
US Secretary of State
William H. Seward
  • Oct 14 Albrecht FH, prince of Prussia, dies at 63
  • Oct 21 Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer, dies at 78
  • Oct 23 Théophile Gautier, French writer, historian and poet (Albertus, La Chanson de Roland, Émaux et camées), dies at 61