On This Day

Historical Events in October 1865

  • Oct 8 Earthquake in Santa Cruz Mountains
  • Oct 9 First US underground pipeline for carrying oil is laid in Pennsylvania
  • Oct 10 John Wesley Hyatt patents the billiard ball made from cellulose nitrate (celluloid) in Albany, New York (patent US50359A)
  • Oct 11 Paul Bogle led hundreds of black men and women in a march in Jamaica, starting the Morant Bay rebellion.
  • Oct 14 Cheyennes & Arapahos sign "peace treaty" then chased out Colorado