On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1879

  • Oct 8 Miguel Grau Seminario 'Gentleman of the Seas', Peruvian Admiral, dies during the Battle of Angamos at 45
  • Oct 13 Henry Charles Carey, American economist (Principles of Poli Economy), dies at 85
  • Oct 14 F Kornberger, writer, dies at 58

Angelina Grimké

Oct 26 Angelina Grimké, American abolitionist, women's rights activist and suffragette (An Appeal to the Christian Women of the South), dies at 74

  • Oct 27 John Wilkins Whitfield, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 61
  • Oct 28 Marie Roch Louis Reybaud, French writer (b. 1799)
  • Oct 31 Big Snake, brother of Ponca chief Standing Bear, dies
  • Oct 31 Jacob Abbott, American author (b. 1803)
  • Oct 31 Joseph Hooker, American General (b. 1814)