October 1880 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 4 University of California founded in Los Angeles
  • Oct 15 Koln cathedral completed, 633 years after it begun
  • Oct 15 Mexican soldiers kill Victorio, one of the greatest Apache military strategists.
  • Oct 20 Amsterdam Free University opens

Birthdays in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 4 Damon Runyon, journalist and writer (Guys & Dolls-based on his work), born in Manhattan, Kansas (d. 1946)

Journalist and Author Damon Runyon
Journalist and Author
Damon Runyon
  • Oct 8 Ernest F E Douwes Dekker, Dutch founder (National-India Party)
  • Oct 12 Louis Hémon, French novelist (d. 1913)
  • Oct 13 Sasha Cherny, Russian poet (d. 1932)
  • Oct 14 Otto V Ekelund, Swedish poet/writer (Sak och sken)
  • Oct 26 Andrei Bely, Russian writer (d. 1934)
  • Oct 30 Abram F Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal)

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 27 Theodore Roosevelt, later 26th US President marries Alice Hathaway Lee, on his 22nd birthday

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt

Deaths in History

  • Oct 4 William Lassell, English astronomer (1st moon of Neptune), dies
  • Oct 6 Benjamin Pierce, US mathematician/astronomer, dies
  • Oct 14 Victorio, Apache chief/murderer, killed by Mexican army