What Happened in October 1875

Historical Events

  • Oct 5 Palace Hotel on Market Street opens in San Francisco
  • Oct 16 1st Quebec vs Ontario football game, Ontario wins

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Oct 16 Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah.

Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church
Brigham Young
  • Oct 22 Sons of American Revolution organizes
  • Oct 22 First telegraphic connection in Argentina.

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Oct 25 The first performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is given in Boston, Massachusetts with Hans von B├╝low as soloist.

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 2 Henry Fevrier, composer
  • Oct 5 Cyril Rootham, composer
  • Oct 8 Hugh L Doherty, tennis champ (US Open-1903)
  • Oct 11 Stefan O Iosif, Romania, poet (Beautiful Irine)
  • Oct 12 Aleister [Edward S] Crowley, (75 pseudonames), British occultist
  • Oct 17 Alfred Polgar, Austrian writer (Yes & No!)
  • Oct 18 James E K Aggrey, Ghana, US theologian/educationalist
  • Oct 18 Len Braund, cricketer (great England all-rounder in 23 Tests 1901-08)
  • Oct 23 Gilbert N. Lewis, American chemist (d. 1946)
  • Oct 24 Konstantin Yuon, Russian painter (d. 1958)
  • Oct 26 H[arry] B[yron] Warner, actor (King of Kings), born in London, England
  • Oct 28 Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, American geographer and editor (d. 1966)
  • Oct 29 Marie, queen consort of Ferdinand I of Romania (1914-27)
  • Oct 31 Seerp Anema, poet/writer (Dutch Coasts)
  • Oct 31 Vallabhbhai Patel, Indian freedom fighter and statesman (d. 1950)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 10 Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian novelist, poet and dramatist (b. 1817)
  • Oct 12 Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, French sculptor and painter (b. 1827)
  • Oct 24 Raffaello Carboni, Italian writer
  • Oct 28 William Howard Glover, composer, dies at 56