On This Day

Historical Events in October 1910

  • Oct 1 Berkshire Cattle Fair held in Pittsfield Mass (1st state fair)
  • Oct 1 Explosion at LA Times kills 21
  • Oct 1 Regina Rugby Club (to become CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders) plays first game, losing to Moose Jaw Tigers, 16-6
  • Oct 2 1st 2 aircraft collision (Milan Italy)
  • Oct 2 Henry Wijnmalen flies to 2,800m altitude (world record)
  • Oct 4 Portugal becomes a republic, King Manuel II flees to England
  • Oct 4 Adoption of the Flag of Bermuda.
  • Oct 5 Portugal overthrows monarchy, proclaims republic
  • Oct 6 Braves beat Phillies 20-7

Sports History

Oct 9 Nap Lajorie challenges Ty Cobb batting average with 8 hits, 6 were bunts as Brown's 3rd baseman Red Corriden played deep, Cobb still won

Historic Publication

Oct 18 E. M. Forster publishes novel "Howards End"

  • Oct 20 1st appearance of cork centered baseball in World Series
  • Oct 20 Soccer team KFC forms in Alkmaar
  • Oct 20 The hull of the RMS Olympic, sister-ship to the ill-fated RMS Titanic, launched from Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland
  • Oct 22 Dr. Crippen is convicted at the Old Bailey of poisoning his wife and was subsequently hanged at Pentonville Prison in London.
  • Oct 23 Blanche Scott becomes the first woman to fly at a public event in the US at Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Oct 23 World Series Baseball: Philadelphia A's beat Chicago Cubs, 7-2 at West Side Park, Chicago to win their first Championship, 4-1
  • Oct 23 Ritz Hotel in Madrid opens with 200 chambers and 100 bathtubs
  • Oct 29 Hamilton running back / kicker Ben Simpson lands CFL record 11 singles in Tigers 14-7 win over Montreal at Montreal AAA Grounds