On This Day

Historical Events in October 1892

  • Oct 1 University of Chicago opens
  • Oct 5 Dalton Gang ends in shoot-out in Coffeville, Kansas bank holdup
  • Oct 8 Sergei Rachmaninoff first performs "Prelude in C-sharp-Minor" in Moscow
  • Oct 10 Entire Hong Kong national cricket team dies in shipwreck off Taiwan
  • Oct 12 US Pledge of Allegiance first recited in public schools during Columbus Day

Historic Publication

Oct 14 Arthur Conan Doyle publishes "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" collection of 12 stories originally published serially in "The Strand Magazine"

  • Oct 18 1st commercial long-distance phone line opens (Chicago-NY)
  • Oct 24 "World Championship" Baseball Series, South End Grounds, Boston: Boston Beaneaters beat Cleveland Spiders, 8-3 for a 5-0-1 championship victory; last of the pre-modern-era World Series

Historic Publication

Oct 26 "Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases" first published by African American journalist Ida B. Wells in Memphis, Tennessee