On This Day

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 founded by J.S. Staedtler in Nuremberg, Germany
  • 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 H. Anderson, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1888)
  • Oct 1 William Hicks "Red" Jackson, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Paris, Tennessee (d. 1903)
  • Oct 1 Ádám Politzer, Hungarian-Austrian physician, born in Albertirsa, Pest, Hungary (d. 1920)
  • Oct 2 Louis-Antoine Ranvier, French anatomist and historian, born in Lyon, France (d. 1922)
  • Oct 7 Felix Draeseke, German composer (Christus. Mysterium in a Prelude and Three Oratorios), born in Coburg, Germany (d. 1913)
  • Oct 9 Camille Saint-Saëns, French composer (Samson et Dalila; Organ Symphony), 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 I, American politician (D), 23rd Vice President of the United States (1893-97), born in Christian County, Kentucky (d. 1914)
  • 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 who published Latvian folk songs, 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