What Happened in October 1834

Historical Events

  • Oct 4 Franz Grillparzer's "Der Traum ein Leben" premieres in Vienna
  • Oct 14 First African-American granted a US patent, Henry Blair, for a corn planter
  • Oct 14 In Philadelphia, Whigs and Democrats stage a gun, stone and brick battle for control of a Moyamensing Township election, resulting in one death, several injuries, and the burning down of a block of buildings.
  • Oct 16 Much of the ancient structures of the Palace of Westminster (parliament) in London is burnt down.
  • Oct 28 The Battle of Pinjarra occurs in the Swan River Colony in present-day Pinjarra, Western Australia. Between 14 and 40 Aborigines are killed by British colonists.

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Francis Marion Cockrell, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1915)
  • Oct 3 Vilem Blodek, composer
  • Oct 8 Walter Kittredge, American musician during American Civil War, born in Merrimack, New Hampshire (d. 1905)
  • Oct 10 Aleksis Kivi, [Stenvall], Finland, writer/poet (Nummisuutarit)
  • Oct 19 Francis Channing Barlow, US lawyer/gen-major/co-founder (ABA)
  • Oct 28 Dudley McIver DuBose, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1883)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 8 Francois-Adrien Boieldieu, composer, dies at 58
  • Oct 10 Thomas Say, American naturalist and father of descriptive entomology, dies from typhoid fever at 47
  • Oct 19 Cornelis Loots, accountant/poet (Volkswoede), dies at 69