What Happened in October 1890

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 Congress creates Weather Bureau
  • Oct 1 Congress establishes Yosemite National Park (California)
  • Oct 1 Germany's anti-socialist laws lapse
  • Oct 3 Capt Guillaume of Kerckhoven marches into Boma Congo
  • Oct 6 General Conference of the Mormon Church outlaws polygamy
  • Oct 9 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Red-Headed League"
  • Oct 11 First 100 yard dash under 10 seconds run by John Owen in 9.8 sec at Analostan Island, Washington D.C.
  • Oct 11 Daughters of American Revolution founded
  • Oct 13 The Delta Chi fraternity is founded by 11 law students at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
  • Oct 15 Alabama Penny Savings Bank organizes in Birmingham
  • Oct 23 Opera "Prince Igor" is produced (St Petersburg)
  • Oct 28 Last NL-AA World Series game Bkln ties Louisville 3 games & 1 tie

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Alice Joyce, American actress (Song O' My Heart), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1955)
  • Oct 1 Constantin Nottara, composer
  • Oct 1 Stanley Holloway, actor (Higgins-Our Man Higgins), born in London, England

Person of interestGroucho Marx

Oct 2 Groucho Marx, [Julius], American comedian (Marx Bros, You Bet Your Life), born in NYC, New York

Comedian Groucho Marx
Comedian
Groucho Marx
  • Oct 3 Henry Hull, actor (Tobacco Rd, Boys Town, High Sierra), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Oct 5 Kasimir Edschmid, [Karl E Schmidt], German writer
  • Oct 8 Snuffy Browne [Cyril Rutherford Browne], cricketer (pioneer WI Test player), born in St. Michael, Barbados (d. 1973)
  • Oct 8 Eddie Rickenbacker, American aviator "Ace of Aces" (WWI), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1973)
  • Oct 8 Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (three times winner of Tour de France), born in Anderlecht, Belgium (d. 1971)
  • Oct 9 Aimee Semple McPherson, Canadian-American evangelist (Pentecostal), born in South-West Oxford, Canada (d. 1944)
  • Oct 9 Alfred Swan, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1970)
  • Oct 9 Janis Medins, Latvian composer, born in Riga, Latvia (d. 1966)
  • Oct 12 Luis de Freitas Branco, Portuguese composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1955)
  • Oct 13 Conrad Richter, writer (Light in the Forest)
  • Oct 13 Gosta Nystroem, composer

Person of interestDwight D. Eisenhower

Oct 14 Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th US President (R, 1953-61) and WWII general, born in Denison, Texas

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Oct 14 Frank Conroy, Derby England, actor (Call of the Wild)
  • Oct 15 Arcady Dubensky, composer
  • Oct 16 Paul Strand, American photographer (Native Land-1942), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 16 Maria Goretti, Italian saint (d. 1902)

Person of interestMichael Collins

Oct 16 Michael Collins, Irish revolutionary leader and leading figure in the struggle for Irish independence in the early 20th century, born in Clonakilty, Ireland (d. 1922)

Revolutionary, soldier, and politician Michael Collins
Revolutionary, soldier, and politician
Michael Collins
  • Oct 17 Roy Kilner, English cricketer (d. 1928)
  • Oct 18 [Agathe] Henriette [M de Beaufort], Dutch author (Rembrandt)
  • Oct 20 Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, jazz pianist/composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oct 21 Gerrit Engelke, German writer/poet (Love Letters)
  • Oct 24 Chicago Mainbocher, uniform designer (Red Cross, Girl Scouts, Waves)
  • Oct 24 Kathleen Lockhart Manning, composer
  • Oct 28 Andres Isasi, composer
  • Oct 29 Claire Goll, German-French writer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1977)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 3 Andries Andre, Dutch actor and husband of Geertruida Meeuwissen (Trumpeter-Major), dies at 36
  • Oct 3 Joseph Hergenröther, German historian (b. 1824)
  • Oct 4 Catherine Booth, the Mother of The Salvation Army (b. 1829)
  • Oct 7 John Hill Hewitt, composer, dies at 89
  • Oct 12 William Worth Belknap, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), dies from a heart attack at 61
  • Oct 13 Samuel Freeman Miller, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1816)
  • Oct 17 Prosper Philippe Catherine Sainton, composer, dies at 77

Person of interestRichard Francis Burton

Oct 20 Richard Burton, English explorer and translator (Arabian Nights), dies at 69

Geographer, Explorer & Translator Richard Francis Burton
Geographer, Explorer & Translator
Richard Francis Burton
  • Oct 23 Charles Verlat, Flemish painter, dies at 65
  • Oct 26 Collodi, [Carlo Lorenzini], Italian writer (Pinocchio), dies