October 1829 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 South African College is founded in Cape Town, South Africa; later to separate into the University of Cape Town and the South African College Schools.
  • Oct 16 Tremont Hotel, 1st US modern hotel opens (Boston)
  • Oct 17 Delaware River & Chesapeake Bay Canal formally opens
  • Oct 17 1st supposed attack on abandoned German teenager Kaspar Hauser

Birthdays in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 5 Chester A. Arthur, American politician(R) 21st President (1881-85), born in Fairfield Vermont (d. 1886)

21st US President Chester A. Arthur
21st US President
Chester A. Arthur
  • Oct 10 Dandridge McRae, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1899)
  • Oct 15 Asaph Hall, discovered satellites of Mars (Phobos & Deimos)
  • Oct 18 Charles Sidney Winder, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • Oct 18 Lucius Marshall Walker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • Oct 27 Christopher Columbus Andres, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Oct 30 Roscoe Conkling, MC (Union), (d. 1888)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 6 Pierre Derbigny, Governor of Louisiana (b. 1769)
  • Oct 12 Jacobus Blue, Dutch regent/patriot, dies at about 73