Historical Events in October 1814

Victory in Battle

Oct 1 Battle of Rancagua begins; Spanish army defeats rebel Chilean army, ending the Chilean Vieja

Historic Event

Oct 1 Opening of the Congress of Vienna, redraws Europe's political map after the defeat of Napoléon Bonaparte

  • Oct 17 London Beer Flood: Bursting vat at Veux & Company Brewery floods city streets with over 300,000 gallons of porter ale, killing eight, plus a possible ninth later from alcohol poisoning [1]
  • Oct 23 One of the first modern plastic surgeries in the west performed by Joseph Carpue on a soldier's nose in England using Indian techniques
  • Oct 29 "Demologos", 1st steam-powered warship, is launched in New York for the US Navy