October 1874 in History

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Events in History

  • Oct 1 Rotterdam opens drinking water pipes
  • Oct 9 World Postal Union forms in Bern Switzerland
  • Oct 10 Fiji becomes a British possession
  • Oct 15 Child labor law takes 12 year olds out of work force

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 6 Frank G. Allen, 51st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1950)
  • Oct 9 Nicholas Roerich, Russian painter (d. 1947)
  • Oct 14 Margarete Susman, writer
  • Oct 15 Prince Alfred of Edinburgh (d. 1899)
  • Oct 21 Albert Aftalion, Bulgaria/French economist
  • Oct 26 Martin Lowry, British chemist (d. 1936)