What Happened in October 1835

Historical Events

  • Oct 2 Battle of Gonzales fought between Texan settlers and Mexican forces. First engagement of the Texas revolution
  • Oct 3 Staedtler Company was founded by J.S. Staedtler in Nuremburg, Germany.

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Oct 8 Charles Darwin reaches James Island, Galapagos archipelago, on HMS Beagle

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • Oct 9 The Royal College, Colombo, established with the name Hillstreet Academy in Sri Lanka
  • Oct 20 HMS Beagle leaves Galapagos Archipelago to sail to Tahiti

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Robert Houston Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1888)
  • Oct 1 William Hicks "Red" Jackson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Oct 1 Ádám Politzer, Austrian physician (d. 1920)
  • Oct 2 Louis A Ranvier, French anatomist/historian
  • Oct 7 Felix Draeseke, composer
  • Oct 9 Camille Saint-Saëns, French composer (Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso), born in Paris (d. 1921)
  • Oct 11 Hunter McGuire, American physician and Med Director (Confederate Army), born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1900)
  • Oct 23 Adlai Stevenson, (D) 23rd VP (1893-97)
  • Oct 31 Adelbert Ames, American soldier and politician, Bvt Major General (Union Army), born in Rockland, Maine (d. 1933)
  • Oct 31 Adolf von Baeyer, German chemist (Nobel 1905), born in Berlin (d. 1917)
  • Oct 31 Krišjānis Barons, Latvian writer, born in Jaunpils Parish, Latvia (d. 1923)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 19 Henry Doeff, translator (Dutch-Japanese dictionary), dies at 57
  • Oct 22 Willem G F Bentinck, earl/politician/organist, dies at 73