On This Day

What Happened in October 1827

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 The Russian army under Ivan Paskevich storms Yerevan, ending a millennium of Muslim domination in Armenia

Historic Event

Oct 15 Charles Darwin admitted to Christ's College, Cambridge

  • Oct 20 Naval Battle of Navarino (off the Peloponnese coast): English, Russian, French combined fleet beat a Turkish and Egyptian force, paving the way for Greek independence

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 2 Edmund Jackson Davis, American lawyer, soldier, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in St. Augustine, Florida (d. 1883)
  • Oct 6 Cark Reidel, German composer and conductor, born in Cronenberg, Wuppertal (d. 1888)
  • Oct 14 James Sidney Robinson, American politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Mansfield, Ohio (d. 1892)
  • Oct 14 William Harcourt, British Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer, born in York, England (d. 1904)
  • Oct 21 Petrus PM Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch historian/writer
  • Oct 29 Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist (Thomsen–Berthelot principle of thermochemistry), born in Paris (d. 1907)
  • Oct 31 Richard Morris Hunt, American architect and educator, born in Brattleboro, Vermont (d. 1895)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 10 Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet, dies at 49