On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1849

Historical Events

  • Avery College establishes in Allegheny, Pennsylvania
  • British seize Tigre Island in Gulf of Fonseca from Honduras

Famous Birthdays

  • Arnold Krug, German composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1904)
  • Charles Harford Lloyd, British organist and composer, born in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1919)

Famous Deaths

  • George Washington Williams, 1st major African American historian, dies
1849 Highlights

About October 16, 1849

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 171 years, 9 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra