What Happened in October 1814

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

Oct 1 Battle of Rancagua begins; Spanish army defeats rebel Chilean army, ending the Chilean Vieja

Historic Event

Oct 1 Opening of the Congress of Vienna, redraws Europe's political map after the defeat of Napoléon Bonaparte

  • Oct 17 A Beer Flood occurs in London killing nine.
  • Oct 23 One of the first modern plastic surgeries in the west performed by Joseph Carpue on a soldier's nose in England using Indian techniques
  • Oct 29 "Demologos", 1st steam-powered warship, is launched in New York for the US Navy

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 3 Mikhail Lermontov, Russian poet and writer (Demon & other poems), born in Moscow (d. 1841)
  • Oct 11 Jean Baptiste Lamy, 1st Archbishop of Santa Fe (1853-85), born in Lempdes, Puy-de-Dôme, France (d. 1888)
  • Oct 25 Prince Louis, French Duke of Nemours, born in Palais Royal, Paris (d. 1896)
  • Oct 27 Daniel H. Wells, Mormon leader and 3rd Mayor of Salt Lake City, born in Trenton, New York (d. 1891)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 1 Jakob I van Przysucha, Polish hassidic leader, dies
  • Oct 16 Juan Jose Landaeta, Venezuelan composer, killed at 34