What Happened in October 1886

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 US mint at Carson City, Nevada, closes
  • Oct 6 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Resident Patient" (BG)
  • Oct 7 Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba
  • Oct 8 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Noble Bachelor" (BG)
  • Oct 10 1st dinner jacket (tuxedo) worn to autumn ball at Tuxedo Park, NY
  • Oct 12 Hurricane & sea surge kills 250 at Indianola Texas
  • Oct 12 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 2nd Stain" (BG)
  • Oct 23 St Louis Browns win World Championship by beating Chicago 4-3 in 10
  • Oct 26 Modest Mussorgsky's "A Night on Bald Mountain" premieres in Russia
  • Oct 27 Musical fantasy "Night on Bald Mountain" performed in Russia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 28 Statue of Liberty dedicated by US President Grover Cleveland, celebrated by first confetti (ticker tape) parade in New York City

US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland
  • Oct 30 Great Britain and Germany agree boundaries in East Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Ahmad Amin, Egyptian historian/author
  • Oct 2 Pieter "Pierre" Balledux, stage manager/Dutch resistance fighter
  • Oct 3 Henri Alain-Fournier, French novelist (Great Adventure)
  • Oct 4 Luis Alberni, Spain, actor (Topaze)
  • Oct 5 Carter DeHaven, (Courage Great Dictator), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1977)
  • Oct 6 Edwin Fischer, Swiss pianist and conductor (d. 1960)
  • Oct 7 Johannes B Tielrooy, Dutch literary (Chateaubriand)
  • Oct 9 Frank Newburg, actor (Homemaker)
  • Oct 9 Rube Marquard, American baseball player (d. 1980)
  • Oct 12 Karl Dane, Danish-American comedian and actor (Son of the Sheik), born in Copenhagen (d. 1934)
  • Oct 16 Armin T Wegner, writer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 16 David Ben-Gurion, 1st Prime Minister of Israel (1948-53, 1955), born in PÅ‚onsk, Poland (d. 1973)

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • Oct 17 Spring Byington, Colo Springs, actress (Lily Ruskin-December Bride)
  • Oct 22 Erik Bergman, Lutheran pastor (d. 1970)
  • Oct 24 Delmira Augustini, Uruguayan poet (El Libro Blanco)
  • Oct 26 Gustav Hermann Unger, composer
  • Oct 26 Mark Aldanov, [Landau], Russian/French chemist (Myslitel) [OS]
  • Oct 28 Grigory K Ordzhonikidze, [Sergo], Russian revolutionary politician
  • Oct 30 Zoe Akins, American playwright (d. 1958)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 8 Austin F. Pike, American politician from New Hampshire (b. 1819)
  • Oct 10 David L Yule, 1st Jewish US senator, dies
  • Oct 18 Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (b. 1796)
  • Oct 21 Jose Hernandez, Argentine poet (La vuelta the MartinFierro), dies
  • Oct 23 Johann Nepomuk Kafka, composer, dies at 67