Famous People Who Died in October 1871

  • Oct 5 Alexander Afanasyev, Russian ethnographer and folklorist, dies at 45
  • Oct 10 Octavius Catto, American educator (Institute for Colored Youth, 1859-71), civil rights activist, and baseball player (Philadelphia Pythians, 1865-71), killed in election day race riot in Philadelphia at 32

Charles BabbageCharles Babbage (1791-1871)

Oct 18 British mathematician and inventor (calculating machine) considered the "father of the computer", dies of renal failure at 79

  • Oct 22 Roderick Murchison, Scottish Geologist (Silurian system), dies at 79