October 1892 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 University of Chicago opens
  • Oct 5 Dalton Gang ends in shoot-out in Coffeville, Kansas bank holdup
  • Oct 8 Sergei Rachmaninoff first performs "Prelude in C-sharp-Minor" in Moscow
  • Oct 12 US Pledge of Allegiance first recited in public schools during Columbus Day
  • Oct 18 1st commercial long-distance phone line opens (Chicago-NY)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 31 Arthur Conan Doyle publishes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


Birthdays in History

  • Oct 4 Engelbert Dollfuss, Austrian Fascist chancellor killed by Nazis
  • Oct 4 Hermann Glauert, British aerodynamicist (d. 1934)
  • Oct 5 Remington Kellogg, American naturalist (d. 1969)
  • Oct 7 Dwain Esper, director (d. 1982)
  • Oct 9 Ivo Andric, Yugoslavia, novelist (Bridge on Drina, Nobel Prize for Literature 1961)
  • Oct 9 Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet (d. 1941)
  • Oct 10 Earle Dickson, American inventor (Band-Aid), born in Grandview, Tennessee (d. 1961)
  • Oct 14 Sumner Welles, US undersecretary/diplomat (Good neighbor policy)
  • Oct 17 Theodor Eicke, Nazi official (d. 1943)
  • Oct 19 Alexander A Alekhine, Russian/French chess champ (1927-35, 37-46)
  • Oct 24 Kurt Huber, German philosopher/resistance fighter
  • Oct 27 Graciliano Ramos, Brazilian author/mayor of Palmeira
  • Oct 27 Victor E van Vriesland, Dutch poet/critic (Mirror of Dutch Poetry)
  • Oct 28 Eduard J Dijksterhuis, Dutch mathematician/historian (Fall & Throw)
  • Oct 28 Ludwig Strauss, German/Israeli writer (Night Watch)
  • Oct 31 Ruth Fuller Sasaki, US, Zen teacher (1st Zen Institute of America)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 4 Guillaume Van Kerckhoven, Belgian captain, dies at 39
  • Oct 5 Bill Powers, US member of Daltonbende, dies
  • Oct 5 Bob Dalton, US leader of Daltonbende, dies
  • Oct 5 Dick Broadwell, US member of Daltonbende, dies
  • Oct 5 Grat Dalton, US member of Daltonbende, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 6 Alfred Lord Tennyson, writer and British Poet Laureate, dies at 83

  • Oct 23 Mehemed Emin Pasja, German explorer, murdered at 52
  • Oct 25 Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison, 1st lady (1889-1892), dies at 60
  • Oct 29 William M Harnett, US painter (Old Cupboard Door), dies