October 1898 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 Dutch railway Alkmaar-Receiver opens
  • Oct 1 Henry Huntington buys LA Railway
  • Oct 1 Jews are expelled from Kiev, Ukraine
  • Oct 1 Tsar Nikolay II expels Jews from major Russian cities.
  • Oct 1 The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is founded under the name k.u.k. Exportakademie.
  • Oct 6 Gustav Mahler conducts 1st Wiener Philharmonic
  • Oct 8 First Canadian Intercollegiate football game: McGill beats Queen's, 3-2
  • Oct 12 Establishment of the first town council in Mateur.
  • Oct 18 American flag raised in Puerto Rico
  • Oct 20 NC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 10 Lilly Daché, French-born milliner (d. 1989)
  • Oct 16 Arthur H Dean, lawyer/advisor to FDR
  • Oct 16 William O Douglas, Maine, 81st Supreme Court justice (1939-75)
  • Oct 17 Mildred Knopf, cookbook writer
  • Oct 17 Simon Vestdijk, Dutch writer/poet (5th Seal)
  • Oct 21 Amedeo duke of Aosta, viceroy of Ethiopia/gov-gen of Italian East-Africa
  • Oct 22 Damaso Alonso, Spanish poet (Hijos de la ira)
  • Oct 25 Sidney van den Bergh, Dutch businessman/politician
  • Oct 31 Alfred Sauvy, French statistician (Affluence & Population)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 12 Calvin Fairbank, American abolitionist minister (b. 1816)
  • Oct 24 Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (b. 1824)
  • Oct 30 Yakov Petrovich Polonsky Russian poet (Stichotvorenija), dies at 78