Historical Events in October 1847

  • Oct 1 Maria Mitchell discovers a non-naked-eye comet
  • Oct 1 German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens AG & Halske

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Oct 16 Charlotte Brontë's book "Jane Eyre" published

  • Oct 20 12 year old English boy William Nelman poisons his grandpa with arsenic, would become famous court case