Historical Events in October 1873

  • Oct 3 Captain Jack and companions are hanged for their part in the Modoc War.
  • Oct 4 Toronto Argonaut Football Club forms
  • Oct 4 13th British Golf Open: Tom Kidd shoots a 179 at St Andrews
  • Oct 8 First women's prison run by women opens at Indiana Reformatory Institute
  • Oct 11 Toronto Argonaut Football Club 1st game losing to U of Toronto
  • Oct 18 1st football game between Toronto Argonauts & Hamilton Tigers
  • Oct 18 Columbia Princeton Rutgers & Yale set rules for collegiate football
  • Oct 20 P T Barnum Hippodrome featuring "Greatest Show on Earth" opens (NYC)
  • Oct 30 P T Barnum's circus, "Greatest Show on Earth", debuts (New York City)