On This Day

What Happened in October 1826

Historical Events

  • Oct 7 Granite Railway (1st chartered railway in US) begins operations

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 7 William Brimage Bate, American Brigadier-General (Confederate Army) and 23rd Governor of Tennessee (1882-86)
  • Oct 8 Matt Whitaker Ransom, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Warren County, North Carolina (d. 1904)
  • Oct 13 Lafayette Curry Baker, American investigator spy and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Stafford, New York (d. 1868)
  • Oct 16 Piotr Studzinski, Polish conductor and composer, born in the Free City of Cracow (d. 1869)
  • Oct 22 Guglielmo Quarenghi, Italian composer and cellist, born in Casalmaggiore, Italy (d. 1882)
  • Oct 31 Hugh Boyle Ewing, American diplomat, author, attorney, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Lancaster, Ohio (d. 1905)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 17 Historian Thomas Carlyle (30) weds Jane Welsh (25)

Historian and Essayist Thomas Carlyle
Historian and Essayist
Thomas Carlyle

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 3 Jens I Baggesen, Danish writer/linguist (Labyrinth), dies
  • Oct 25 Philippe Pinel, French physician (the father of modern psychiatry), dies at 81