On This Day

What Happened in October 1831

Historical Events

  • Oct 9 Ioannis Kapodistrias, first Head of State of modern Greece, assassinated in Nafplion

Music Concert

Oct 17 Felix Mendelssohn's 1st Piano concert in G, premieres in Munich, with the composer as soloist


Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Claudius Charles Wilson, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Effingham County, Georgia (d. 1863)
  • Oct 6 Richard Dedekind, German mathematician (Nature & Meaning of Numbers), born in Braunschweig, Germany (d. 1916)
  • Oct 15 Helen Hunt Jackson, American author (Ramona), born in Amherst, Massachusetts (d. 1885)
  • Oct 18 Frederick III, German Emperor (1888), born in Potsdam, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1888)
  • Oct 31 Daniel Butterfield, American Major General (Union Army), assistant US Treasurer, born in Utica, New York (d. 1901)
  • Oct 31 Paolo Mantegazza, Italian neurologist and anthropologist, born in Monza, Italy (d. 1910)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 9 Ioannis Kapodistrias, President (1829-31) and founding father of modern Greece.
  • Oct 14 Jean-Louis Pons, French astronomer (b. 1761)