On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1849

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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, composer

Famous Deaths

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