What Happened in October 1889

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 Soccer team HFC Haarlem forms
  • Oct 1 Washington voters adopt state constitution in referendum
  • Oct 2 1st Pan American conference (Washington, D.C.)
  • Oct 2 In Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West.
  • Oct 6 Moulin Rogue opens in Paris

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Oct 6 Thomas Edison shows his 1st motion picture

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • Oct 10 Barnard College is founded in New York City after Columbia University refuses to accept women
  • Oct 15 Amsterdam Central Station officially opens
  • Oct 18 1st all NYC World Series NY Giants (NL) play Bkln (AA)

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Oct 20 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang" premieres in Berlin

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Oct 24 Softball rules adopted by Mid Winter Indoor Baseball League
  • Oct 29 NY Giants (NL) beat Bkln (AA) in world series 6 games to 3

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Oct 29 Queen Victoria grants Cecil Rhodes rights to Zambezia

British Businessman and Imperialist Politician Cecil Rhodes
British Businessman and Imperialist Politician
Cecil Rhodes
Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria
  • Oct 29 Stanley Park dedicated in Vancouver, BC
  • Oct 31 Exposition Universelle (World's Fair) in Paris closes after 32 million visitors

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 3 Carl von Ossietzky, German journalist and pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize1935), born in Hamburg, German Empire (d. 1938)
  • Oct 4 John B. Kelly, Olympic champion rower and father of Grace Kelly, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1960)
  • Oct 5 Teresa de la Parra, Venezuelan writer (d. 1936)
  • Oct 6 Maria Dabrowska, Polish writer (Noce I Dnie)
  • Oct 8 Collett E. Woolman, American airline founder (Delta Air Service), born in Bloomington, Indiana (d. 1966)
  • Oct 10 Han [Henricus A] Van Meegeren, Dutch painter/art forger (Vermeer)
  • Oct 13 Douglass Dumbrille, Canadian actor (Mr Deed Goes to Town), born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 1974)
  • Oct 14 Clarence Muse, American actor, screenwriter and director (Casablanca, Black Stallion), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1979)
  • Oct 14 Jean Canneel, Flemish sculptor
  • Oct 18 Fannie Hurst, novelist (Anatomy of Me)
  • Oct 19 Uncle Art Satherley, British-American record producer (1968 Academy of Country Music Award), born in Bristol, England (d. 1986)
  • Oct 20 Margaret Dumont, American actress and Marx Brothers' comic foil (Day at the Races), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1965)
  • Oct 25 Abel Gance, French movie director (J'accuse), born in Paris (d. 1981)
  • Oct 25 Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1985)
  • Oct 27 Enid Bagnold, British novelist (Chalk Garden, 1956 Award of Merit), born in Rochester, Kent (d. 1981)
  • Oct 28 Juliette Béliveau, Quebec comedian (d. 1975)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 3 Karel Miry, Belgian composer (De Vlaamse Leeuw), dies at 66
  • Oct 10 Adolph von Henselt, composer, dies at 75
  • Oct 11 James Prescott Joule, English physicist (b. 1818)
  • Oct 17 N.G. [Nikolay Gavrilovich] Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher (What Is to Be Done?), dies at 61
  • Oct 18 Antonio Meucci, Italian inventor (b. 1808)
  • Oct 19 Luís I, King of Portugal (1861-89), dies at 50
  • Oct 22 Olivier Metra, composer, dies at 59
  • Oct 24 Loisa Puget, French composer, dies at 79