October 1909 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 18 Comte de Lambert of France sets airplane altitude record of 300 m
  • Oct 24 Italy and Russia sign the Racconigi Pact in which both nations promise to support the status quo in the Balkans
  • Oct 26 Itō Hirobumi, Resident-General of Korea, and former Japanese Prime Minister, shot and killed by Korean nationalist in Harbin, China

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 1 Samuel Yorty, (Mayor-LA), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Oct 4 James B Pritchard, American theologist/archaeologist
  • Oct 7 Anni Blomqvist, Finnish novelist (d. 1990)
  • Oct 7 Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (d. 1983)
  • Oct 10 Luc van Brabant, Flemish writer/erotic poet
  • Oct 13 Herblock, [Herbert L Block], Roosevelt, Utah, political cartoonist
  • Oct 18 Norberto Bobbio, Italian philosopher and legal theorist (d. 2004)
  • Oct 19 Marguerite Perey, French physicist (d. 1975)
  • Oct 20 Sugiyama Yasushi, Japanese painter (d. 1993)
  • Oct 22 Litz Pisk, movement teacher
  • Oct 23 Zellig S. Harris, Russian-American linguist, born in Balta, Russia (d. 1992)
  • Oct 25 Philleo Nash, US Bureau of Indian Affairs (1961-67)
  • Oct 28 Claude Bourdet, human rights activist/journalist
  • Oct 28 Francis Bacon, Irish painter (Study for a Pope)
  • Oct 30 Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist (d. 1966)

Weddings in History

  • Oct 2 American Playwright Eugene O'Neill (20) marries 1st wife Kathleen Jenkins

Deaths in History

  • Oct 13 Francisco Ferrer, Spanish anarchist, executed
  • Oct 16 Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, Sorbian writer (b. 1856)
  • Oct 18 Alfredo Oriani, Italian writer (Political Struggle in Italy), dies at 57
  • Oct 19 Cesare Lombroso, Italian psychiatrist/criminologist, dies
  • Oct 26 Itō Horiboemi, Japanese samurai, statesman and four time Prime Minister of Japan, assassinated by a Korean nationalist aged 68