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Events in History

  • Oct 7 Granite Railway (1st chartered railway in US) begins operations

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 7 William Brimage Bate, US Confederate brig-gen/(Gov-D-Tenn, 1882-86)
  • Oct 8 Matt Whitaker Ransom, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1904)
  • Oct 13 Lafayette Curry Baker, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1868)
  • Oct 31 Hugh Boyle Ewing, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1905)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 17 Historian Thomas Carlyle (30) weds Jane Welsh (25)

Historian and Essayist Thomas Carlyle
Historian and Essayist
Thomas Carlyle

Deaths in History

  • Oct 3 Jens I Baggesen, Danish writer/linguist (Labyrinth), dies