On This Day

Historical Events in October 1877

  • Oct 5 Chief Joseph surrenders, ending Nez Perce War
  • Oct 9 American Humane Association organizes (Cleveland)
  • Oct 15 45th Congress (1877-79) convenes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 17 Henry Morton Stanley reaches Boma during trip cross Africa

Journalist and Explorer Henry Morton Stanley
Journalist and Explorer
Henry Morton Stanley

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Oct 20 Franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B premieres

Composer Franz Schubert
Franz Schubert
  • Oct 22 The Blantyre mining disaster in Scotland kills 207 miners. Those widows and orphans who were unable to support themselves were evicted by the mine owners and likely sent to the Poor House.