What Happened in October 1874

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 Rotterdam opens drinking water pipes
  • Oct 9 World Postal Union forms in Bern Switzerland
  • Oct 10 Fiji becomes a British possession
  • Oct 15 Child labor law takes 12 year olds out of work force

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 6 Frank G. Allen, 51st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1950)
  • Oct 8 Nance O'Neil, actor (Cimarron), born in Oakland, California
  • Oct 9 Nicholas Roerich, Russian painter (d. 1947)
  • Oct 12 Jimmy Burke, American baseball player (d. 1942)
  • Oct 14 Margarete Susman, writer
  • Oct 15 Otallo Morales, composer
  • Oct 15 Prince Alfred of Edinburgh (d. 1899)
  • Oct 20 Charles Edward Ives, Danbury Ct, composer (Holiday Quick Step)
  • Oct 21 Albert Aftalion, Bulgaria/French economist
  • Oct 26 Martin Lowry, British chemist (d. 1936)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 27 Owen D. Young, American industrialist (RCA) and diplomat (Young Plan), born in Stark, New York (d. 1962)

Diplomat and Industrialist Owen D. Young
Diplomat and Industrialist
Owen D. Young

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 6 Thomas Dyke Acland Tellefsen, composer, dies at 50
  • Oct 26 Peter Cornelius, German composer, dies at 49