On This Day

What Happened in October 1833

Historical Events

  • Oct 2 NY Anti-Slavery Society organized
  • Oct 29 1st US college fraternity to have a fraternity house founded

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 2 William Corby, American Catholic priest and President of the University of Notre Dame, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1897)
  • Oct 5 Cyrus Bussey, American politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Hubbard, Ohio (d. 1915)
  • Oct 15 Klaas Kater, Dutch Christian Worker's Union Leader, born in Amsterdam (d. 1916)
  • Oct 17 Paul Bert, French Zoologist, Physiologist and pioneer of aerospace medicine whose study of the effects of air pressure on the body, such as altitude sickness and 'the bends', made possible space and ocean exploration, born in Auxerre, Burgundy (d. 1886)
  • Oct 18 Johannes Habert, composer

Person of interestAlfred Nobel

Oct 21 Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist who invented dynamite and founded the Nobel Prizes, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1896)

Chemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred Nobel
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator
Alfred Nobel

Famous Weddings

  • Oct 3 Composer Hector Berlioz (29) marries actress Harriet Smithson (30)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 25 Abbas Mirza, Persian governor/heir to the throne, dies at 44
  • Oct 27 Ferdinand Franzl, composer, dies at 66
  • Oct 30 Pieter G Witsen Geysbeek, historian/literary, dies at 58