On This Day

Historical Events in October 1886

  • Oct 1 US mint at Carson City, Nevada, closes
  • Oct 7 Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba
  • Oct 10 1st dinner jacket (tuxedo) worn to autumn ball at Tuxedo Park, NY
  • Oct 12 Hurricane & sea surge kills 250 at Indianola Texas
  • Oct 15 Modest Mussorgsky's musical fantasy "Night on Bald Mountain" premieres at Kononov Hall, in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Oct 23 "World Championship" Baseball Series, Sportsman's Park, St. Louis: St.L Browns edge Chicago White Stockings, 4-3 in 10 innings in Game 6 to take series, 4-2

Statue of Liberty

Oct 28 Statue of Liberty dedicated by US President Grover Cleveland, celebrated by first confetti (ticker tape) parade in New York City

  • Oct 30 Great Britain and Germany agree boundaries in East Africa