On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1870

Robert E. Lee

Oct 12 Robert E. Lee, American General who commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War, dies of pneumonia at 63

  • Oct 20 Michael William Balfe, Irish violinist and composer (The Bohemian Girl), dies at 62
  • Oct 26 Joseph Saxton, American inventor, watchmaker, and photographer, dies at 74
  • Oct 31 Mih├íly Mosonyi, Hungarian composer, dies at 55