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Historical Events in October 1831

  • Oct 9 Ioannis Kapodistrias, first Head of State of modern Greece, assassinated in Nafplion

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Oct 17 Felix Mendelssohn's 1st Piano concert in G, premieres in Munich, with the composer as soloist

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn

Faraday, the Blacksmith's Boy Who Changed the WorldFaraday, the Blacksmith's Boy Who Changed the World

Oct 28 Michael Faraday demonstrates his dynamo invention, an electrical generator

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Michael Faraday working in his converted kitchen laboratory in the 1850s. Painting by artist Harriet Moore.
Michael Faraday working in his converted kitchen laboratory in the 1850s. Painting by artist Harriet Moore.
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