October 1873 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 3 Captain Jack and companions are hanged for their part in the Modoc War.
  • Oct 4 Toronto Argonaut Football Club forms
  • Oct 8 First women's prison run by women opens at Indiana Reformatory Institute
  • Oct 11 Toronto Argonaut Football Club 1st game losing to U of Toronto
  • Oct 18 1st football game between Toronto Argonauts & Hamilton Tigers
  • Oct 18 Columbia Princeton Rutgers & Yale set rules for collegiate football
  • Oct 20 P T Barnum Hippodrome featuring "Greatest Show on Earth" opens (NYC)
  • Oct 30 P T Barnum's circus, "Greatest Show on Earth", debuts (New York City)

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 2 Stephen Warfield Gambrill, U.S. Congressman for Maryland's 5th District (d. 1924)
  • Oct 8 Ejnar Hertzsprung, Denmark, astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram)
  • Oct 9 Karl Schwarzschild, German astronomer (Schwarzschild effect)
  • Oct 14 Jules Rimet, president of FIFA (d. 1954)
  • Oct 18 Ivanoe Bonomi, Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1951)
  • Oct 21 George P Gooch, English historian/MP
  • Oct 22 Gustaf John Ramstedt, Finland-Swedish linguist and diplomat (d. 1950)
  • Oct 23 William D. Coolidge, American physicist and inventor (d. 1975)
  • Oct 24 Edmund Taylor Whittaker, Southport, Lancashire, U.K., British mathematician (applied mathematics and the theory of special functions)
  • Oct 26 Thorvald Stauning, Denmark, PM (1924-26, 1929-42)
  • Oct 29 Guillermo Valencia, Colombia, poet/translator/statesman
  • Oct 30 Francisco Madero, Mexico, revolutionary, president (1911-13)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 2 Cornelius Varley, water-color painter, dies
  • Oct 3 Kintpuash, [Captain Jack], fought Modoc indians, Oregon, dies
  • Oct 6 Sir PaweĊ‚ Edmund Strzelecki, Polish explorer and geologist (b. 1797)
  • Oct 9 George Ormerod, English historian and antiquarian (b. 1785)
  • Oct 21 Johann Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian poet (b. 1807)
  • Oct 29 Ernest Feydeau, French author, dies at 52
  • Oct 29 Johan N M J, king of Saxon (1854-73), dies
  • Oct 29 Leonardus Lightenvelt, minister of RC Worship, dies at 78