October 1857 in History

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Events in History

  • Oct 5 The City of Anaheim is founded
  • Oct 6 American Chess Association organized; 1st major US chess tournament (NYC)
  • Oct 10 American Chess Association formed (NYC)

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 2 Marthinus T Steyn, President of Orange-Free state (1896-1902)
  • Oct 14 Elwood Haynes, auto pioneer, built one of 1st US autos
  • Oct 29 Conrad Haebler, German historian (Early printers of Spain/Portugal)
  • Oct 30 John H Aberson, 1st chancellor (Dutch Agricultural University)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 28 Louis Eugène Cavaignac, French soldier and politician (b. 1802)