On This Day

Historical Events in October 1818

  • Oct 8 Jack Broughton designed padded gloves first used in a competitive boxing match between 2 unnamed English boxers at Aix-la-Chapelle in France
  • Oct 9 Congress of Aken returns to France from Libya
  • Oct 19 US Government and Chickasaw Indians sign a treaty
  • Oct 20 49th parallel forms as border between US & Canada
  • Oct 20 US and Britain agree to joint control of Oregon country

Music concertMusic Concert

Oct 24 Felix Mendelssohn, aged 9, performs his first public concert in Berlin

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn