What Happened on October 1, 1864

Historical Events

  • Cyclone strikes Calcutta: 70,000 killed
  • John Summerfield Staples is paid $500 as a substitute for US President Abraham Lincoln

Famous Deaths

  • John Dunovant, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle
  • Juan José Flores, General and first President of Ecuador (1839-1845), dies at 64
  • Rose Greenhow, American Confederate spy (b. 1817)

About October 1, 1864

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 158 years, 11 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Libra