On This Day

Historical Events in October 1889

  • Oct 1 Dutch soccer club HFC Haarlem is founded; National champions 1946; bankrupt in 2010; merge with HFC Kennemerland, new club Haarlem Kennemerland
  • Oct 1 Washington voters adopt state constitution in referendum
  • Oct 2 1st Pan American conference (Washington, D.C.)
  • Oct 2 In Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West.
  • Oct 6 Moulin Rogue opens in Paris

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Oct 6 Thomas Edison shows his 1st motion picture

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • Oct 10 Barnard College is founded in New York City after Columbia University refuses to accept women
  • Oct 15 Amsterdam Central Station officially opens
  • Oct 18 First all-NYC "World Championship" Baseball Series; New York Giants (NL) play Brooklyn Bridegrooms (AA); Giants go on to win series, 6-3

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Oct 20 Gerhart Hauptmann's play "Vor Sonnenaufgang" premieres in Berlin

Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Oct 24 Softball rules adopted by Mid Winter Indoor Baseball League
  • Oct 29 "World Championship" Baseball Series, Polo Grounds, NYC: defending champion NY Giants (NL) beat Brooklyn Bridegrooms (AA), 3-2 in Game 9 to claim series, 6-3

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Oct 29 Queen Victoria grants Cecil Rhodes rights to Zambezia

British Businessman and Imperialist Politician Cecil Rhodes
British Businessman and Imperialist Politician
Cecil Rhodes
Queen of the United Kingdom Queen Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Queen Victoria
  • Oct 29 Stanley Park dedicated in Vancouver, BC
  • Oct 31 Exposition Universelle (World's Fair) in Paris closes after 32 million visitors