October 1910 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 Berkshire Cattle Fair held in Pittsfield Mass (1st state fair)
  • Oct 1 Explosion at LA Times kills 21
  • Oct 2 1st 2 aircraft collision (Milan Italy)
  • Oct 2 Henry Wijnmalen flies to 2,800m altitude (world record)
  • Oct 4 Portugal becomes a republic, King Manuel II flees to England
  • Oct 4 Adoption of the Flag of Bermuda.
  • Oct 5 Portugal overthrows monarchy, proclaims republic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 18 E. M. Forster publishes novel "Howards End"

Writer and Novelist E. M. Forster
Writer and Novelist
E. M. Forster
  • Oct 22 Dr. Crippen is convicted at the Old Bailey of poisoning his wife and was subsequently hanged at Pentonville Prison in London.
  • Oct 23 Blanche Scott becomes the first woman to fly at a public event in the US at Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • Oct 23 Ritz Hotel in Madrid opens: 200 chambers/100 bathtubs
  • Oct 29 Bob Simpson of Hamilton Tigers kicks record 11 singles in a game

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 1 Fritz Köberle, Austrian-born physician (d. 1983)
  • Oct 1 José Enrique Moyal, Australian mathematical physicist (d. 1998)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 1 Bonnie Parker, American outlaw of Bonnie and Clyde fame, born in Rowena, Texas (d. 1934)

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker
  • Oct 6 Barbara Castle, British politician (d. 2002)
  • Oct 7 Henry P. McIlhenny, American philanthropist (d. 1986)
  • Oct 8 Gus Hall, American union organizer and head of the U.S. Communist Party (d. 2000)
  • Oct 9 Donald Coggan, English archbishop of York/Canterbury (Glory of God)
  • Oct 10 Price Daniel, (Gov/Sen-D-Texas)
  • Oct 11 Francis James Claude Piggott, soldier
  • Oct 11 Joseph Alsop, political newspaper columnist (Men Around the President)
  • Oct 12 Robert Fitzgerald, American poet and translator (d. 1985)
  • Oct 14 Jef Keuleers, Belgian worker's union leader
  • Oct 19 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, India, astrophysicist (Nobel 1983)
  • Oct 25 William Higinbotham, American physicist (d. 1994)
  • Oct 26 John "Cardinal" Krol, former archbishop (Philadelphia)
  • Oct 29 Alfred J Ayer, England, Neopositivist philosopher/logician
  • Oct 30 Miguel Hernadez Gilabert, Spain, poet (Viento del Pueblo)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 4 Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer and politician, and President of the First Imperial Duma (b. 1850)
  • Oct 10 Willem Maris, painter (Hague School), dies at 66
  • Oct 17 William V Moody, US poet (Sabine Woman, Great Divide), dies
  • Oct 20 David B. Hill, Governor of New York (b. 1843)
  • Oct 23 Chulalongkorn, King of Thailand (b. 1853)
  • Oct 30 J Henri Dunant, Swiss writer/founder (Red Cross, YMCA), dies