October 1855 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 9 American inventor Isaac Singer patents sewing machine motor
  • Oct 9 Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Massachusetts, patents first calliope (musical instrument)
  • Oct 17 Bessemer steelmaking process patented

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 8 Gustav Ehrismann, German author and expert on the German language, born in Pforzheim, Baden-W├╝rttemberg (d. 1941)
  • Oct 12 August Sauer, Austrian literature historian (Euphorion), born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria (d. 1926)
  • Oct 16 Camille Looten, Belgian priest/literature historian
  • Oct 16 Samedbey Mehmandarov, Russian general (d. 1931)
  • Oct 24 James S. Sherman, Vice President of the United States (d. 1912)
  • Oct 28 Ivan V Mitshurin, Russian botanist (new types of fruit)
  • Oct 29 Paul Bruch├ęsi, archbishop of Montreal (d. 1939)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 6 August L Crelle, inventor/mathematician (Rechentafeln), dies at 75
  • Oct 25 Willem F earl van Bylandt, military, dies at 84