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 First session of the US 45th Congress (1877-79) convenes in Washington D.C.

Historic Event

Oct 17 Henry Morton Stanley reaches Boma during trip cross Africa

Music Premiere

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

  • 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.