Historical Events in October 1858

  • Oct 21 Jacques Offenbach's operetta " Orpheus in the Underworld" (Orphée aux Enfers) premieres in Paris, includes "Infernal Galop" (can-can tune)
  • Oct 26 Hamilton Smith patents rotary washing machine
  • Oct 28 R. H. Macy & Co opens 1st store, (6th Ave-NYC) Gross receipts $11.06