On This Day

What Happened in October 1825

Historical Events

  • Oct 7 Miramichi Fire - forest fire disaster in New Brunswick

Music Premiere

Oct 17 1st opera by Franz Liszt, "Don Sanche" premieres in Paris

  • Oct 26 Erie Canal between Hudson River & Lake Erie opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Raleigh Edward Colston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Paris (d. 1896)
  • Oct 9 Adolphe Nibelle, French composer (Le Loup-Garou (The Werewolf)), born in Gien, France (d. 1895)

Paul Kruger

Oct 10 Paul Kruger, 3rd President of South African Republic (1883-1900) and face of Boer resistance during the Second Boer War, born in Steynsburg, Cape Colony (d. 1904)

  • Oct 11 Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Swiss writer, born in Z├╝rich (d. 1898)
  • Oct 11 Elkanah Brackin Greer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Paris, Tennessee (d. 1877)
  • Oct 15 Marie of Prussia, Queen consort of Bavaria (1848-64), born in Berlin City Palace, Prussia (d. 1889)
  • Oct 16 Thomas Turpin Crittenden, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Huntsville, Alabama (d. 1905)
  • Oct 25 Johann Baptist Strauss Jr., Austrian composer (Waltz King), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1899)
  • Oct 31 Charles Lavigerie, French Catholic cardinal, born in Bayonne, France (d. 1892)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 10 Dmitry Stepanovich Bortniansky, Russian-Ukrainian harpsichordist and composer (Tantum Ergo), dies at 73
  • Oct 13 Maximilian I Joseph, King of Bavaria, dies at 69
  • Oct 17 Peter Winter, German composer, dies at 71