What Happened in October 1821

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 8 The government of General José de San Martín establishes the Peruvian Navy.

Revolutionary Leader José de San Martín
Revolutionary Leader
José de San Martín

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 2 Alexander Peter "Old Straight" Stewart, Lt Gen (Confederate Army)
  • Oct 7 Richard Heron Anderson, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • Oct 7 William Sill, with The Underground Railroad
  • Oct 11 Angelo Mariani, Italian composer, born in Ravenna, Italy (d. 1873)

Person of interestGeorge Williams

Oct 11 George Williams, English philanthropist and founder of YMCA, born in Dulverton, West Somerset, England (d. 1905)

Founder of the YMCA George Williams
Founder of the YMCA
George Williams

Person of interestRudolf Virchow

Oct 13 Rudolf Virchow, German politician, anthropologist and pathologist (cell pathology), born in Schivelbein, Prussia (d. 1902)

Anthropologist/Pathologist Rudolf Virchow
Anthropologist/Pathologist
Rudolf Virchow
  • Oct 16 Albert Franz Doppler, composer
  • Oct 22 Collis Potter Huntington, American railroad executive (d. 1900)
  • Oct 30 Cenobio Paniagua y Vasques, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 4 John Rennie, Scottish engineer, dies at 60
  • Oct 9 Georg-Friederich Fuchs, composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 11 John Ross Key, American judge and lawyer (b. 1754)
  • Oct 24 Elias Boudinot, American lawyer and patriot, President of the Continental Congress, dies at 81