On This Day

What Happened in October 1819

Historical Events

  • Oct 23 1st ship sails through the Erie Canal from Rome, New York to Utica, New York

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 2 George Washington Getty, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1901)
  • Oct 6 Willem A Scholten, Dutch potato-flour manufacturer (d. 1892)
  • Oct 10 Zebulon York, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Avon, Maine (d. 1900)
  • Oct 15 Marinus Frederik Andries Gerardus Campbell, Dutch bibliographer, born in Kampen, Netherlands (d. 1890)
  • Oct 16 Austin F. Pike, American politician from New Hampshire (d. 1886)
  • Oct 19 Samuel McGowan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Laurens County, South Carolina (d. 1897)
  • Oct 19 Joseph C Juglar, French physician/economist (Crises Commercial)
  • Oct 20 Daniel Edgar Sickles, American politician, diplomat and Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1914)
  • Oct 20 Karol Mikuli, Polish composer and pianist (friend of Chopin), born in Czerniowice, Bukovina (d. 1897)
  • Oct 20 The Báb, Persian founder of the Bábí Faith, born in Shiraz, Iran (d. 1850)
  • Oct 23 Isac Baker Woodbury, American composer, and musicologist (The Dulcimer: Or the New York Collection of Sacred Music), born in Beverly, Massachusetts, (d. 1858)
  • Oct 25 Zachariah C. Deas, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Camden, South Carolina (d. 1882)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 6 Charles Emanuel II, King of Sardinia (1796-1802)/Jesuit, dies
  • Oct 13 Giovanni Battista Gaiani, Italian organist and composer, dies at 61
  • Oct 15 Princess Louise of Orange-Nassau, daughter of viceroy Willem V & Wilhelmina of Prussia, dies at 48
  • Oct 15 Sergey Vyazmitinov, Russian general and statesman (b. 1744)
  • Oct 20 Lambert-Francois Godecharle, Belgian composer and singer, dies at 66