On This Day

What Happened in October 1823

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 5 Carl Maria von Weber visits Ludwig van Beethoven

  • Oct 12 Charles Macintosh of Scotland begins selling raincoats (Macs)

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestMary Ann Shadd Cary

Oct 9 Mary Ann Shadd Cary, American-Canadian publisher and anti-slavery campaigner, 1st African American newspaper publisher ('Provincial Freeman'), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1893)

Suffragist and Publisher Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Suffragist and Publisher
Mary Ann Shadd Cary
  • Oct 13 Immanuel Faisst, German composer, born in Esslingen am Neckar, Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1894)
  • Oct 20 Thomas Hughes, English politician and author (Tom Brown's School Days), born in Uffington (d. 1896)
  • Oct 21 Pasqual Juan Emilio Arrieta y Corera, composer
  • Oct 26 Karl Weinhold, German sociologist (founder of Journal of the Association of Folklore), born in Dzierżoniów, Poland (d. 1901)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 26 Josef Preindl, Austrian organist and composer, dies at 67
  • Oct 30 Edmund Cartwright, English inventor (power loom), dies at 80