On This Day

Historical Events in October 1857

  • Oct 5 The City of Anaheim is founded
  • Oct 5 Mormon pioneer Captain Lot Smith and members of the Utah militia destroy US army supply wagon train in Wyoming during Utah War

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Oct 6 First American Chess Congress hosted by the American Chess Association in NYC, NY; won by Paul Morphy 10 November

Chess Player Paul Morphy
Chess Player
Paul Morphy
  • Oct 24 Recognised by FIFA as oldest existing club still playing football in the world, Sheffield FC is founded in Yorkshire, England; now based in Dronfield, Derbyshire