On This Day

What Happened on October 10, 1865

Historical Events

  • 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)
1865 Highlights

About October 10, 1865

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 155 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra