October 1886 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 US mint at Carson City, Nevada, closes
  • Oct 6 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Resident Patient" (BG)
  • Oct 7 Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba
  • Oct 8 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Noble Bachelor" (BG)
  • Oct 10 1st dinner jacket (tuxedo) worn to autumn ball at Tuxedo Park, NY
  • Oct 12 Hurricane & sea surge kills 250 at Indianola Texas
  • Oct 12 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 2nd Stain" (BG)
  • Oct 15 Modest Mussorgsky's musical fantasy "Night on Bald Mountain" premieres in St. Petersburg's Kononov Hall, Russia
  • Oct 23 St Louis Browns win World Championship by beating Chicago 4-3 in 10

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 28 Statue of Liberty dedicated by US President Grover Cleveland, celebrated by first confetti (ticker tape) parade in New York City

US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland
  • Oct 30 Great Britain and Germany agree boundaries in East Africa

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 1 Ahmad Amin, Egyptian historian/author
  • Oct 2 Pieter "Pierre" Balledux, stage manager/Dutch resistance fighter
  • Oct 3 Henri Alain-Fournier, French novelist (Great Adventure)
  • Oct 5 Carter DeHaven, (Courage Great Dictator), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1977)
  • Oct 7 Johannes B Tielrooy, Dutch literary (Chateaubriand)
  • Oct 16 Armin T Wegner, writer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 16 David Ben-Gurion, 1st Prime Minister of Israel (1948-53, 1955), born in PÅ‚onsk, Poland (d. 1973)

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • Oct 22 Erik Bergman, Lutheran pastor (d. 1970)
  • Oct 24 Delmira Augustini, Uruguayan poet (El Libro Blanco)
  • Oct 26 Mark Aldanov, [Landau], Russian/French chemist (Myslitel) [OS]
  • Oct 28 Grigory K Ordzhonikidze, [Sergo], Russian revolutionary politician
  • Oct 30 Zoe Akins, American playwright (d. 1958)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 8 Austin F. Pike, American politician from New Hampshire (b. 1819)
  • Oct 10 David L Yule, 1st Jewish US senator, dies
  • Oct 18 Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (b. 1796)
  • Oct 21 Jose Hernandez, Argentine poet (La vuelta the MartinFierro), dies