On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1870

Person of interestRobert 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

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • Oct 20 Michael William Balfe, Irish violinist and composer (The Bohemian Girl), dies at 62
  • Oct 31 Mih├íly Mosonyi, Hungarian composer, dies at 55