October 1872 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 2 Morgan State University founded

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Oct 2 Phileas Fogg sets out on his journey as depicted in Jules Verne's "Around the World in Eighty Days"

Novelist Jules Verne
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Jules Verne
  • Oct 3 Bloomingdale's department store in NY opens
  • Oct 9 Aaron Montgomery started his mail-order business
  • Oct 12 Montreal Foot Ball Club 1st game playing Quebec City to 0-0 tie
  • Oct 19 World's largest gold nugget (215 kg) found in New South Wales
  • Oct 29 J S Risdon patents metal windmill

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 1 Israel Querido, Dutch writer (Menschenwee)
  • Oct 6 Mikhail Kuzmin, Russian writer (d. 1936)
  • Oct 8 John Cowper Powys, British writer (Wood & Stone)
  • Oct 11 Harlan Fiske Stone, NH, Supreme Court (1925-41) Chief Justice (41-46)
  • Oct 15 Wilhelm Miklas, Austrian president (d. 1956)
  • Oct 18 Josephine CMA, princess of Belgium/nun
  • Oct 27 Emily Post, authority on social behavior/writer (Etiquette)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 2 Eberhard F Walcker, organ builder (Paulskirche Frankfurt A/M), dies
  • Oct 10 William H. Seward, United States Secretary of State (b. 1801)
  • Oct 14 Albrecht FH, prince of Prussia, dies at 63
  • Oct 21 Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer, dies at 78
  • Oct 23 Theophile Gautier, French poet/writer/historian/critic, dies at 61