October 1868 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 1st edition of Maasbode published

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 1 "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott is published in America by Roberts Brothers of Boston

  • Oct 7 Cornell University (Ithaca NY) opens
  • Oct 10 1st written account of a Canadian football game
  • Oct 10 Cuba revolts for independence against Spain
  • Oct 17 Constitution of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg comes into effect
  • Oct 21 Severe earthquake at 7:53 AM, centered in Hayward, Calif
  • Oct 26 White terrorists kill several blacks in St Bernard Parish La
  • Oct 30 John Menard of Louisiana is 1st African American elected to US Congress
  • Oct 31 Standard uniform approved for US postal carriers

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 4 Marcelo Torcuato the Alvear, President of Argentina (1922-28)
  • Oct 8 Max Slevogt, German painter
  • Oct 16 Franz X Ritter von Epp, German general (China)
  • Oct 18 Ernst Didring, Swedish author (d. 1931)
  • Oct 19 Bertha Landes, 1st woman elected mayor of a major US city (Seattle)
  • Oct 23 Rama V, [Chulalongkorn], leader of Thailand (-1910)
  • Oct 23 Frederick Lanchester, , English Engineer who built the first British petrol automobile (1896), born in London, England
  • Oct 24 Alexandra David-NĂ©el, French explorer and writer (d. 1969)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 1 Rama IV, [Phra Chomklao Chaoyuhua], king of Thai (1851-68), dies at 63

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 17 Laura Secord, Canadian heroine of the war of 1812 (b. 1775)

Canadian War Heroine Laura Secord
Canadian War Heroine
Laura Secord
  • Oct 23 Cullen Whipple, American Inventor (pointed screw machine), dies at 67
  • Oct 26 B F Randolph, SC state senator, assassinated