What Happened in October 1874

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 Rotterdam opens drinking water pipes
  • Oct 9 World Postal Union forms in Bern Switzerland
  • Oct 10 Fiji becomes a British possession

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 6 Frank G. Allen, 51st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1950)
  • Oct 8 Nance O'Neil, American actor (Cimarron), born in Oakland, California (d. 1965)
  • Oct 9 Nicholas Roerich, Russian painter, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1947)
  • Oct 12 Jimmy Burke, American baseball player, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1942)
  • Oct 14 Margarete Susman, writer
  • Oct 15 Otallo Morales, composer
  • Oct 15 Prince Alfred of Edinburgh, born in Buckingham Palace, London (d. 1899)
  • Oct 20 Charles Edward Ives, Danbury Ct, composer (Holiday Quick Step)
  • Oct 21 Albert Aftalion, Bulgaria/French economist
  • Oct 26 Martin Lowry, English chemist (Brønsted–Lowry acid–base theory), born in Low Moor, Bradford (d. 1936)

Person of interestOwen D. Young

Oct 27 Owen D. Young, American industrialist (RCA) and diplomat (Young Plan), born in Stark, New York (d. 1962)

Diplomat and Industrialist Owen D. Young
Diplomat and Industrialist
Owen D. Young

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 6 Thomas Dyke Acland Tellefsen, composer, dies at 50
  • Oct 26 Peter Cornelius, German composer, dies at 49