On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1868

  • Oct 1 Rama IV, [Phra Chomklao Chaoyuhua], king of Thai (1851-68), dies at 63
  • Oct 6 Leon Charles Francois Kreutzer, composer, dies at 51
  • Oct 9 Howell Cobb, American politician (U.S. Secretary of Treasury), dies at 53

Person of interestLaura Secord

Oct 17 Laura Secord, Canadian heroine of the war of 1812, dies at 93

Canadian War Heroine Laura Secord
Canadian War Heroine
Laura Secord
  • Oct 23 Cullen Whipple, American inventor (pointed screw machine), dies at 67
  • Oct 26 B F Randolph, SC state senator, assassinated