What Happened in October 1821

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 2 Alexander P. Stewart, American Lieutenant General (Confederate Army), born in Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee (d. 1908)
  • Oct 7 Richard Heron Anderson, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • Oct 7 William Still, African-American abolitionist, businessman and conductor of the Underground Railroad, born in Shamong Township, New Jersey (d. 1902)
  • Oct 11 Angelo Mariani, Italian composer, born in Ravenna, Italy (d. 1873)

George WilliamsGeorge Williams (1821-1905)

Oct 11 English philanthropist and founder of YMCA, born in Dulverton, West Somerset, England

Rudolf VirchowRudolf Virchow (1821-1902)

Oct 13 German politician, anthropologist and pathologist (cell pathology), born in Schivelbein, Prussia

  • Oct 16 Albert Franz Doppler, Austrian flautist and composer, born in Lemberg, Austrian Empire (now Lviv, Ukraine) (d. 1883)

Collis P. HuntingtonCollis P. Huntington (1821-1900)

Oct 22 American business tycoon and railroad executive (Central Pacific Railroad, Southern Pacific Railroad), born in Harwinton, Connecticut

  • Oct 30 Cenobio Paniagua, Mexican composer, born in Tlalpujahua, Michoacán, Mexico (d. 1882)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 4 John Rennie, Scottish engineer, dies at 60
  • Oct 9 Georg Friederich Fuchs, German composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 11 John Ross Key, American lawyer, commissioned officer in the Continental Army and the father of Francis Scott Key, dies at 67
  • Oct 24 Elias Boudinot, American lawyer and patriot, President of the Continental Congress, dies at 81