On This Day

What Happened in October 1824

Historical Events

  • Oct 4 Mexico becomes a republic
  • Oct 9 Slavery is abolished in Costa Rica
  • Oct 21 Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement (Yorkshire, England)

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 6 Henry Chadwick, English-American baseball pioneer, developed 1st rule book, born in Exeter, Devon, England (d. 1908)
  • Oct 13 Henry Stephen Cutler, American composer (d. 1902)
  • Oct 19 František Pivoda, Moravian composer, born in Žeravice, Austrian Empire (d. 1898)
  • Oct 19 Rufus Saxton, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Greenfield, Massachusetts (d. 1908)
  • Oct 23 Thomas Gamble Pitcher, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Rockport, Indiana (d. 1895)
  • Oct 26 Arthur Middleton Manigault, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1886)
  • Oct 29 Joseph Horace Lewis, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Barren County, Kentucky (d. 1904)

Famous Weddings

Brigham Young

Oct 8 Salt Lake City founder Brigham Young (23) weds first wife Miriam Angeline Works (18) in Port Byron, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 27 Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres, Swiss-Canadian cartographer and statesman, dies at 102