October 1866 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 Dutch Eindhoven-Venlo railway opens
  • Oct 2 J Osterhoudt patents tin can with key opener
  • Oct 6 1st train robbery in US (Reno Brothers take $13,000)
  • Oct 15 Great fire in Quebec destroys 2,500 houses
  • Oct 22 Paraguay: Battle of Curupaytí against Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 30 Jesse James gang robs bank in Lexington Missouri ($2000)

Outlaw Jesse James
Outlaw
Jesse James

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 2 Charles de Souzy Ricketts, artist
  • Oct 7 Martha McChesney Berry, US, founded Berry School for Children
  • Oct 7 Wlodimir Ledochowski, Polish-Austrian director of the Society of Jesus (d. 1942)
  • Oct 12 Antonie Waldrop, painter/lithographer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 12 Ramsay MacDonald, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1924, 1929-35), born in Lossiemouth, Morayshire, Scotland (d. 1937)

British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
British Prime Minister
Ramsay MacDonald
  • Oct 16 Pieter J Kromsigt, theologist/publicist (Troffel & Sword)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 26 John Kinder Labatt, Irish-Canadian brewer (Labatt Brewing Company) (b. 1803)