October 1887 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 Balochistan conquered by the British Empire.
  • Oct 11 A Miles patents elevator
  • Oct 18 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "A Case of Identity" (BG)
  • Oct 21 Detroit clinches best-of-15 touring World Championship with its 8th victory in Game 11 this afternoon in Baltimore, 13-3
  • Oct 31 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "Capriccio Espagnol" premieres in St Petersburg

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 4 Francis Bull, Norway, writer (Norsk literature historian)
  • Oct 5 Max Ackermann, German "entartet" painter
  • Oct 5 René Cassin, pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1968)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 6 Le Corbusier [Charles Jeanneret], Swiss architect, city planner and artist (Urbanisme), born in La Chaux-de-Fonds (d. 1965))

Architect/ City Planner Le Corbusier
Architect/ City Planner
Le Corbusier
  • Oct 6 MartinLuis Guzman, Mexico, novelist (Eagle & the Serpent)
  • Oct 10 Rie Cramer, [Marie Holman], Dutch cartoonist/author
  • Oct 12 Paula von Preradović, Croatian-Austrian poet (d. 1951)
  • Oct 13 Jozef Tiso, Slovak politician (d. 1947)
  • Oct 22 John Reed, journalist who reported on Mexican, Russian revolutions
  • Oct 24 Victoria von Battenberg, wife of Spanish king Alfonso
  • Oct 30 Georg Heym, German writer, born in Hirschberg, Lower Silesia (d. 1912)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 31 Chiang Kai-shek, Chinese political and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China (1928-1975), born in Xikou, Zhejiang, China (d. 1975)

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek

Deaths in History

  • Oct 12 Dinah Craik, English writer (John Halifax, Gentleman), dies at 61
  • Oct 17 Gustav R Kirchhoff, German physicist (spectroscopy), dies at 63