On This Day

October 1808 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 17 Political rights of Jews suspended in Duchy of Warsaw
  • Oct 31 Holland Brigade battle at Durango, Spain

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 5 Thomas Algeo Rowley, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1892)
  • Oct 5 Winand Staring, Dutch geologist (Geology of Netherlands), born in Wildenborch, Vorden, Netherlands (d. 1877)
  • Oct 6 Frederik VII, 1st constitutional king of Denmark (1848-63), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1863)
  • Oct 20 Karl [Theodor] Andree, German geographer/journalist (Globus)
  • Oct 24 Bernhard von Cotta, German geologist, born in Meiningen, Germany (d. 1879)