October 1849 in History

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Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 3 American author Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland under mysterious circumstances; it is the last time he is seen in public before his death.

  • Oct 6 The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.
  • Oct 16 Avery College establishes in Allegheny, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 16 British seize Tigre Island in Gulf of Fonseca from Honduras

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 6 Basil Zaharoff, arms dealer, "merchant of death"
  • Oct 7 James Whitcomb Riley, US, poet (Raggedy Man)
  • Oct 26 Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, German mathematician (d. 1917)
  • Oct 30 Johan Willem, son of Dutch princess Marianne & coachman

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 7 Edgar Allan Poe, American writer, poet and critic, dies in Baltimore at 40

  • Oct 16 George Washington Williams, 1st major African American historian, dies