Historical Events in October 1858

  • Oct 21 In Paris, the Can-Can is 1st performed
  • Oct 21 Jacques Offenbach's opera "Orphée aux Enfers" premieres in Paris
  • Oct 26 Hamilton Smith patents rotary washing machine
  • Oct 28 R. H. Macy & Co opens 1st store, (6th Ave-NYC) Gross receipts $11.06