On This Day

What Happened in October 1810

Historical Events

  • Oct 27 United States annexes West Florida from Spain

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 13 James Shedden Palmer, American Commander (Union Navy), born in Elizabethtown, New Jersey (d. 1867)
  • Oct 19 Cassius Marcellus Clay, American Major General (Union Army), born in Madison County, Kentucky (d. 1903)
  • Oct 22 Henry Bohlen, German-American Brigadier General (Union Army), Bremen, Germany (d. 1862)
  • Oct 23 William Leidesdorff, Mixed-race early Californian businessman, born in Christiansted, Virgin Islands, Danish West Indies (d. 1848)
  • Oct 28 Adley H. Gladden, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Fairfield District, South Carolina (d. 1862)

Famous Weddings

  • Oct 12 First Oktoberfest: The Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to join the celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 15 Alfred Moore, American judge (US Supreme Court), dies at 55
  • Oct 16 Nachman of Breslov, Ukrainian founder of Breslov Hasidut, dies at 38
  • Oct 19 Jean-Georges Noverre, French dancer and choreographer (ballet d'action), dies at 83
  • Oct 21 Franz Teyber, Austrian composer, dies at 52