On This Day

Historical Events in October 1816

  • Oct 7 1st double decked steamboat, Washington, arrives in New Orleans

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Oct 15 Lord Byron views the love letters of Lucrezia Borgia and poet Pietro Bembo in Milan and declares them "the prettiest love letters in the world"

Romantic Poet Lord Byron
Romantic Poet
Lord Byron
  • Oct 21 The Penang Free School is founded in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, by the Rev Hutchings. It is the oldest English-language school in Southeast Asia.