On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1864

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Battle of Tom's Brook; Confederate cavalry that harassed Sheridan's campaign is beaten by General George A. Custer & Merrit's cavalry divisions


Famous Birthdays

  • Maud Watson, British tennis player (first Wimbledon female champion 1884-85), born in London, England (d. 1946)