On This Day

Famous People Born in October 1821

  • Oct 2 Alexander P. Stewart, American Lieutenant General (Confederate Army), born in Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee (d. 1908)
  • Oct 7 Richard Heron Anderson, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • Oct 7 William Sill, with The Underground Railroad
  • Oct 11 Angelo Mariani, Italian composer, born in Ravenna, Italy (d. 1873)

Person of interestGeorge Williams

Oct 11 George Williams, English philanthropist and founder of YMCA, born in Dulverton, West Somerset, England (d. 1905)

Founder of the YMCA George Williams
Founder of the YMCA
George Williams

Person of interestRudolf Virchow

Oct 13 Rudolf Virchow, German politician, anthropologist and pathologist (cell pathology), born in Schivelbein, Prussia (d. 1902)

Anthropologist/Pathologist Rudolf Virchow
Anthropologist/Pathologist
Rudolf Virchow
  • Oct 16 Albert Franz Doppler, composer

Person of interestCollis P. Huntington

Oct 22 Collis P. Huntington, American business tycoon and railroad executive (Central Pacific Railroad, Southern Pacific Railroad), born in Harwinton, Connecticut (d. 1900)

Business Tycoon Collis P. Huntington
Business Tycoon
Collis P. Huntington
  • Oct 30 Cenobio Paniagua, Mexican composer, born in Tlalpujahua, Michoacán, Mexico (d. 1882)