What Happened on October 10, 1865

Historical Events

Historic Invention

John Wesley Hyatt patents the billiard ball made from cellulose nitrate (celluloid) in Albany, New York (patent US50359A)

Famous Birthdays

  • Rafael Merry del Val, British-born Spanish Roman Catholic cardinal, born in London, England (d. 1930)
Born in 1865
1865 Highlights

About October 10, 1865

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 157 years, 7 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra