October 1818 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 9 Congress of Aken returns to France from Libya
  • Oct 19 US Government & Chickasaw Indians sign a treaty
  • Oct 20 49th parallel forms as border between US & Canada
  • Oct 20 US & Britain agree to joint control of Oregon country
  • Oct 24 Felix Mendelssohn, 9, performs his first public concert (Berlin)

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 4 Francesco Crispi, Italian minister of War/premier
  • Oct 8 John Henninger Reagan, Atty Gen (Confederacy)
  • Oct 15 Irvin McDowell, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1885)
  • Oct 18 Edward Otho Cresap Ord, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1883)
  • Oct 22 Leconte de Lisle, writer
  • Oct 25 Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian/author (V Lesach) [NS=Nov 6]
  • Oct 28 Ivan Turgenev, Russia, novelist/poet/playwright (Fathers & Sons) [OS]

Deaths in History

  • Oct 22 Joachim H Campe, German theory/author, dies at 72

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 28 Abigail Adams, 2nd first lady (1797-1801), dies of typhoid fever at 73

2nd First Lady of the United States Abigail Adams
2nd First Lady of the United States
Abigail Adams