Historical Events in October 1879

  • Oct 1 Cincinnati Enquirer publishes first report on Baseball's reserve clause; rights to players retained by team upon the contract's expiration; replaced by free agency
  • Oct 2 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Musgrave Ritual" (BG)
  • Oct 7 Germany & Austrian-Hungary sign Twofold Covenant
  • Oct 8 War of the Pacific: the Chilean Navy defeats the Peruvian Navy in the Battle of Angamos, Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau is killed in the encounter.
  • Oct 12 British troops occupy Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Oct 19 Afghan's emir Mohammed Yakub forced to resign

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Oct 22 Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb

Inventor Thomas Edison
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Thomas Edison