Birthdays in History in October 1859

  • Oct 9 Alfred Dreyfus, accused Jewish French officer (Dreyfus Affair)
  • Oct 15 Jaime de Magalhes Lima, Portuguese author/poet (Salmos do Prisoneiro)
  • Oct 18 Henri Bergson, France, philosopher (Creative Evolution-Nobel 1927)
  • Oct 18 Paolo Orsi, Rovereto, Italian Archaeologist (Sicilian excavations)

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Oct 20 John Dewey, American philosopher, educational theorist and writer (learn by doing), born in Burlington, Vermont (d. 1952)

Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer John Dewey
Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer
John Dewey
  • Oct 25 Stephanie H [Lapidoth-]Swarth, Dutch author (Lonely Flowers)
  • Oct 29 Charles Ebbets, (namesake of Ebbets Field, Brooklyn)