What Happened in October 1889

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 Soccer team HFC Haarlem forms
  • Oct 1 Washington voters adopt state constitution in referendum
  • Oct 2 1st Pan American conference (Washington, D.C.)
  • Oct 2 In Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West.
  • Oct 6 Moulin Rogue opens in Paris

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Oct 6 Thomas Edison shows his 1st motion picture

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison
  • Oct 10 Barnard College is founded in New York City after Colubmia refuses to accept women
  • Oct 15 Amsterdam Central Station officially opens
  • Oct 18 1st all NYC World Series NY Giants (NL) play Bkln (AA)

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Oct 20 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang" premieres in Berlin

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Oct 24 Softball rules adopted by Mid Winter Indoor Baseball League
  • Oct 29 NY Giants (NL) beat Bkln (AA) in world series 6 games to 3

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Oct 29 Queen Victoria grants Cecil Rhodes rights to Zambezia

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
  • Oct 29 Stanley Park dedicated in Vancouver, BC

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 3 Carl von Ossietzky, Germany, journalist/pacifist (Nobel 1935)
  • Oct 4 John B Kelly, Olympic champion rower/father of Grace Kelly
  • Oct 5 Teresa de la Parra, Venezuelan writer (d. 1936)
  • Oct 6 Maria Dabrowska, Polish writer (Noce I Dnie)
  • Oct 7 Clarence Muse, Balt MD, actor (Sam-Casablanca, Black Stallion)
  • Oct 8 C. E. Woolman, American airline founder (d. 1966)
  • Oct 10 Han [Henricus A] Van Meegeren, Dutch painter/art forger (Vermeer)
  • Oct 13 Douglass Dumbrille, actor (Mr Deed Goes to Town), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Oct 14 Jean Canneel, Flemish sculptor
  • Oct 18 Fannie Hurst, novelist (Anatomy of Me)
  • Oct 19 Uncle Art Satherly, entertainer (1968 Acad of Country Music Award)
  • Oct 20 Margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races)
  • Oct 25 Abel Gance, French film director (d. 1981)
  • Oct 25 Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball pitcher (d. 1985)
  • Oct 27 Enid Bagnold, novelist (Chalk Garden, 1956 Award of Merit)
  • Oct 28 Juliette BĂ©liveau, Quebec comedian (d. 1975)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 3 Karel Miry, Belgian composer (De Vlaamse Leeuw), dies at 66
  • Oct 10 Adolph von Henselt, composer, dies at 75
  • Oct 11 James Prescott Joule, English physicist (b. 1818)
  • Oct 17 Nikolai Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher (b. 1828)
  • Oct 18 Antonio Meucci, Italian inventor (b. 1808)
  • Oct 19 King Louis of Portugal (b. 1838)
  • Oct 22 Olivier Metra, composer, dies at 59
  • Oct 24 Loisa Puget, French composer, dies at 79