On This Day

What Happened on October 31, 1815

Historical Events

  • Cornishman Sir Humphry Davy patents miner's safety lamp

Famous Birthdays

  • Karl Weierstrass, German mathematician (theory of functions), born in Ostenfelde, Germany (d. 1897)

Famous Deaths

  • Daniel Belknap, American composer, dies at 44
1815 Highlights

About October 31, 1815

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 204 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio