What Happened in October 1893

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 3rd worst hurricane in US history kills 1,800 (Mississippi)
  • Oct 6 Nabisco Foods invents Cream of Wheat
  • Oct 13 Vigilant (US) beats Valkyrie II (UK) in 9th America's Cup, in New York
  • Oct 14 George Edwarde's "Gaiety Girl" premieres in London
  • Oct 14 Harry Wright suggests umps keep ball-strike count a secret
  • Oct 23 C Dazey's "In Old Kentucky" premieres in NYC (27 seasons)
  • Oct 25 Battle of Shangani, Matabeleland: Dr Jameson beats Ndebeles
  • Oct 27 Hurricane hits coast between Savannah, Georgia & Charleston, South Carlolina

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 28 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky conducts first performance of his Symphony Number Six in B minor, "Pathetique"

  • Oct 30 US Senate approves repealing Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Faith Baldwin, author/novelist (They Who Love), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • Oct 1 Yip Man, Martial Arts Master d.(1972)
  • Oct 1 Cliff Friend, American songwriter (d. 1974)
  • Oct 2 Leroy B Shield, US pianist/producer/composer (Laurel & Hardy)
  • Oct 3 Frantisek Picha, composer
  • Oct 8 Orovida Camille Pissarro, British painter and etcher, born in Epping, England (d. 1968)
  • Oct 9 Heinrich George [Georg August Friedrich Hermann Schulz], German actor (Hitlerjunge Quex), born in Stettin, Pomerania, Germany (d. 1946)
  • Oct 9 Mário de Andrade, Brazilian writer, photographer and modernist, born in São Paulo (d. 1947)
  • Oct 10 August Balthazar, Belgian politician
  • Oct 12 Pall Isolfsson, Icelandic composer, born in Stokkseyri, Iceland (d. 1974)
  • Oct 12 Velvalee Dickinson, American spy, convicted of espionage against the United States on behalf of Japan during World War II, born in Sacramento, California (d. 1980)
  • Oct 14 Lillian Gish, American silent film and stage actress (Birth of a Nation), born in Springfield, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • Oct 15 Ina Claire [Fagan], American actress (Ninotchika), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1985)
  • Oct 15 Charles II, King of Romania (1930-40)
  • Oct 17 Jean Binet, Swiss composer, born in Geneva (d. 1960)
  • Oct 17 Fritz Ascher, German Expressionist artist , born in Berlin, Germany
  • Oct 18 Roy Del Ruth, DE, director (About Face, Babe Ruth Story, Star Show)
  • Oct 18 Sidney Holland, Prime Minister of New Zealand (National: 1949-57), born in Greendale, New Zealand (d. 1961)
  • Oct 18 Georges Ohsawa, Japanese founder of Macrobiotics (d. 1966)
  • Oct 20 Charley Chase, American comedian, actor and director (d. 1940)
  • Oct 23 Jean Absil, Belgian composer (Peau d'Ane)
  • Oct 23 Ernest Julius Öpik, Kunda, Estonian Astronomer and Astrophysicist known for his studies of meteors and the structure and evolution of the cosmos
  • Oct 27 Johan G Dancer, Dutch poet (Meetings)
  • Oct 28 Christopher K Ingold, English chemist
  • Oct 28 Otto E Huiswoud, [Frank Billings], editor-in-chief (Negro Worker)
  • Oct 30 Charles Atlas, [Angelo Siciliano], American bodybuilder
  • Oct 30 Jan M Romein, Dutch historian (Low Countries at Sea)
  • Oct 30 Willi Apel, German/US musicologist (Harvard dictionary of music)
  • Oct 30 Roland Freisler, German Nazi politician (d. 1945)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 12 Education pioneer Booker T. Washington (37) weds Margaret James Murray

Education Pioneer Booker T. Washington
Education Pioneer
Booker T. Washington

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 4 Pieter J Elout van Soeterwoude, MP (AR), dies at 88
  • Oct 10 Lip Pike, American baseball player (b. 1845)
  • Oct 14 Conradus Leemans, Dutch archaeologist, dies at 84
  • Oct 16 Carlo Pedrotti, composer, dies at 75
  • Oct 16 Patrice MacMahon, duc de Magenta, President of France (b. 1808)
  • Oct 18 Charles F Gounod, French composer (La reine the Saba), dies at 75
  • Oct 18 Lucy [Blackwell-]Stone, US abolitionist/feminist, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 30 John Abbott, 3rd PM of Canada (C) (1891-92), dies of brain cancer at 72

3rd Prime Minister of Canada John Abbott
3rd Prime Minister of Canada
John Abbott