Historical Events in October 1881

  • Oct 4 Edward Leveaux patents automatic player piano
  • Oct 11 David Houston patents roll film for cameras
  • Oct 12 Henry M Stanley signs contract with Congo monarch
  • Oct 13 Revival of Hebrew language as Eliezer Ben-Yehuda & friends agree to use Hebrew exclusively in their conversations
  • Oct 14 21st British Golf Open: Bob Ferguson shoots a 170 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • Oct 15 1st American fishing magazine, American Angler published
  • Oct 22 Boston Symphony Orchestra gives its first concert
  • Oct 24 Levi P Morton, US ambasador to France drives first rivet in Statue of Liberty

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Oct 26 Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday & Clanton involved in gunfight at OK Corral, in Tombstone, Arizona

OK Corral Sheriff Wyatt Earp
OK Corral Sheriff
Wyatt Earp
Gunfighter in the American Old West Doc Holliday
Gunfighter in the American Old West
Doc Holliday
  • Oct 29 Judge (U.S. magazine) first published.
  • Oct 31 Metropolitan club plays its last game of its non-league season They win 80 of 151 games (18-43 versus NL teams)