October 1896 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 Sherlock Holmes adventure "Veiled Lodger" takes place (BG)
  • Oct 5 William Gillette's "Secret Service" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 6 Filipino nationalist Jose Rizal is arrested en route to Cuba via Spain and imprisoned in Barcelona

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal
  • Oct 8 Dow Jones starts reporting an average of selected industrial stocks
  • Oct 13 First public screening of a motion picture in New Zealand
  • Oct 17 Anton Tsjechovs "Chayka" premieres in St Petersburg
  • Oct 26 Abyssinia & Italy sign peace treaty
  • Oct 27 1st Pali Road completed in Hawaii (winds so strong streams flow UP!)
  • Oct 30 Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah becomes 1st female senator

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 2 Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga) [OS=Sep 20]
  • Oct 2 Fritz Eberhard, [Hellmut Rauschenplat], W-German lawyer/resistor (Law)
  • Oct 2 Liaqat Ali Khan, Pakistan's first Prime Minister (d. 1951)
  • Oct 3 Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet (d. 1987)
  • Oct 7 Elijah Muhammad, US, leader of Nation of Islam
  • Oct 11 Roman Jakobson, linguist/Slavic scholar (Fundamentals of Language)
  • Oct 12 Eugenio Montale, Italy, poet/translator (Xenia-Nobel 1975)
  • Oct 15 Melville Cooper, TV panelist (I Got a Secret), born in Birmingham, England
  • Oct 16 Edmond van Dooren, Flemish painter
  • Oct 22 Charles Glenn King, biochemist (discovered vitamin C)
  • Oct 23 André Lévêque, French engineer (d. 1930)
  • Oct 27 Edith Haisman, Titanic survivor
  • Oct 30 Kostas Karyotakis, Greek poet (d. 1928)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 3 William Morris, artist and writer associated with Arts and Crafts movement, dies at 62 London
  • Oct 11 Edward White Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1829)
  • Oct 12 Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs, Danish nobleman and politician (b. 1817)
  • Oct 20 Félix Tisserand, French Astronomer, dies at 51
  • Oct 21 James Henry Greathead, British engineer (b. 1844)
  • Oct 26 Paul-Armand Challemel-Lacour, French statesman (b. 1827)