On This Day

What Happened in October 1818

Historical Events

  • Oct 8 Jack Broughton designed padded gloves first used in a competitive boxing match between 2 unnamed English boxers at Aix-la-Chapelle in France
  • Oct 9 Congress of Aken returns to France from Libya
  • Oct 19 US Government and Chickasaw Indians sign a treaty
  • Oct 20 49th parallel forms as border between US & Canada
  • Oct 20 US and Britain agree to joint control of Oregon country

Music Concert

Oct 24 Felix Mendelssohn, aged 9, performs his first public concert in Berlin


Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 4 Francesco Crispi, Italian statesman, born in Ribera, Italy (d. 1901)
  • Oct 6 Joseph Rummel, German pianist, and composer, born in Wiesbaden, Hesse, The German Confederation (d. 1880)
  • Oct 8 John Henninger Reagan, American Confederate politician, born in Sevier County, Tennessee (d. 1905)
  • Oct 15 Johann Gungl, Austrian composer and conductor, born in Zsambék, Austrian Empire (d. 1883) (alternatively born March 5 1828)
  • Oct 15 Irvin McDowell, American Major General (Union Army), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1885)
  • Oct 18 Edward Otho Cresap Ord, American engineer and Major General (Union Army), born in Cumberland, Maryland (d. 1883)
  • Oct 22 Leconte de Lisle, French poet and writer, born in Saint-Paul, Réunion, France (d. 1894)
  • Oct 25 Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian and author (In the Forests), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Empire [NS=Nov 6]
  • Oct 26 Stefano Golinelli, Italian pianist and composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1891)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 5 Nancy Hanks Lincoln, mother of Abraham Lincoln, dies at 34
  • Oct 22 Joachim H Campe, German theory/author, dies at 72